To say the scene was set for Jamie Vardy was one of the understatements of the season. Dropped to the Leicester substitutes’s bench by Claude Puel, despite his excellent scoring record against big six opposition, the striker was introduced in the 59th minute with his team trailing to Dávinson Sánchez’s first-half header for Tottenham but having just been awarded the softest of penalties.
Surely Vardy would not run straight on to take the kick? He did and the Wembley crowd held its breath. In 51 previous Premier League appearances against the big six, Vardy had scored 28 goals. Thirteen had come since the beginning of last season but on this occasion, his sights were awry. Hugo Lloris, the game’s outstanding performer, went the right way to make a save that looked even more pivotal when Christian Eriksen scored at the other end for 2-0 moments later.
Source: Football News
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