LEICESTER: Jamie Vardy ended his two-month goal drought as Leicester beat West Brom 3-0 at King Power Stadium.
The win strengthened Brendan Rodgers’ side’s position in the top four of the English Premier League while the Baggies continue to struggle in the relegation zone.
First-half goals from Vardy, Jonny Evans and Kelechi Iheanacho made it difficult for West Brom to catch up and Leicester defended that position after the break.
It was Vardy’s first goal in 12 appearances for Leicester in all competitions, ending the longest goal drought for the club since 2016.
Leicester, in third place, now have a four -point advantage over Chelsea and West Ham with just six games remaining.
“Jamie Vardy has done it all his career and Kelechi Iheanacho is also now showing his quality – he can still improve because he still has a lot of mistakes to make, but he will achieve it.
“This group has times to lose but they are very honest and always want to get better. That quality is a dream ticket. That’s all you expect as a coach,” Rodgers said.
James Maddison appeared in the starting line -up for the first time since February for the FA Cup finalist to dominate the game, and was able to score five or six goals in the first half.
Sam Allardyce’s West Brom once beat Chelsea and Southampton to liven up their chances of staying in the Premier League, but now they remain in 19th place, nine points below the safe line.