Vardy Gives Beaten Foxes Hope in Sevilla Tie

Vardy Gives Beaten Foxes Hope in Sevilla Tie

by | 23rd February 2017
Daniel Carrico and Jamie Vardy fight for the ball.Daniel Carrico and Jamie Vardy fight for the ball.

Jamie Vardy broke his recent goal-drought to give Leicester an away goal and keep alive their hopes of reaching the last eight of the Champions League despite a narrow first-leg defeat away to Sevilla.

 

The England international had gone nine games without scoring and was a peripheral figure for much of Wednesday’s game but sprang into life to finish Danny Drinkwater’s superb cross with 17 minutes remaining in Spain.

 

It was one of only two shots on target the Foxes produced during a game in which they were largely under the cosh and had trailed 2-0 in thanks to Pablo Sarabia’s header and a close-range finish from Joaquin Correa for Sevilla.

 

City’s other hero was Kasper Schmeichel, who saved a Correa penalty with the score at 0-0 and made a number of other good saves.

 

Sevilla also hit the post and bar had over 70% possession but will only take a slender lead to the King Power Stadium for the second leg on 14 March.

 

 

 

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