Vardy praises “little boost” following late win as he bemoans recent form

Jamie Vardy toasted Leicester’s dramatic late win as he maintained his remarkable scoring streak against Arsenal.

Leicester veteran Vardy, 33, came off the bench to score his 11th Premier League goal against the Gunners in a major setback for Mikel Arteta’s men.

Vardy said: “We weathered the storm, we started getting into it, we played well and came away with a 1-0 win. It’s big for us but it’s just the next game. We had a couple of bad results and just wanted to put it right.

“It was a good build up, it was on a plate for me really. Luckily I made an impact and we take the three points home, it gives us a little boost, because the last two games were not good enough and now we can build on this.”

Jamie Vardy was Leicester’s match winner in north London

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Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers’ men moved into the Champions League places while it was a third league defeat of the season for Arsenal.

Vardy had missed the last two games with injury and the patched-up visitors had to use Harvey Barnes as an emergency striker so Brendan Rodgers praised his players for their resilience and then snatching a win.

Leicester boss Rodgers said: “The boys were outstanding, our idea against top quality players and you have to deny them space. You set up slightly different for the game. They executed it really well.

The striker headed home with ten minutes remaining

“Our plan was always to bring Jamie Vardy into the game and he can stretch it.

“The goal was a fantastic pass but he needs the movement and Cengiz Under’s quality for Vardy was a brilliant move and a brilliant goal.

“That is why he is a big player, he makes the big contributions in the big games, that shows you the level he is at and he is a world class player. I am lucky to have him ere.

“We deserved it, we played against a really good side and have players who can run in behind. To keep a clean sheet and play with the quality and calmness was good.”

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