KEY POINTS

  • Jamie Vardy powered Leicester City in the game versus Arsenal with a late goal
  • Leicester City coach sees a bright future for the team after the big win
  • Rodger hopes that they can carry over the momentum in their upcoming games

Leicester City was able to pull away with a razor-thin 1-nil victory against Arsenal in their recent English Premier League match-up on Sunday.

Seasoned veteran Jamie Vardy rose to the occasion and delivered the game's turning point, scoring a goal for the Foxes at the 80th minute.

“A brilliant goal to win the game,” said manager Brendan Rodger in an interview with the Guardian.

Having been one of the more seasoned players on the pitch, Vardy entered the match with the signature composure of an experienced booter. 

Vardy has played limited minutes for Leicester City since he suffered a calf injury that sidelined him for two matches.

However, this did not stop the Sheffield native in sporting his best foot against the Gunners as he registered his 11th goal of the season and steered the Rodger-mentored brigade to victory.

“You come away to the big teams and you’ve got to have high-level concentration. Everyone has to do their job and then you know that, with your quality, you’re going to be able to play your way into the game,” Rodger stated.

Meanwhile, the defeat to Leicester City was a bitter pill to swallow for Arsenal, considering that they were firing on all cylinders right off the bat.

“Credit to [Leicester] but I think it’s a very harsh result considering what we’ve done in the game,” Arsenal head honcho Mikel Arteta stated. "There were also several other instances for the Gunners to score, but they weren't enough to get through the defense of the Royal Blue club."

The aforementioned triumph marked Leicester City’s first win over Arsenal since 1973. The team is now at fourth place in the Premier League standings with a record of four wins and two losses.

“We’ve shown we can win in different ways and have the flexibility to win with different systems,” Rodgers pointed out. “This was another tick in the box for their development as a team."

Vardy and the rest of the crew are aiming to sustain their winning momentum in their scheduled Europa League match versus AEK Athens on Thursday.

Leicester striker Jamie Vardy celebrates his goal at Arsenal Leicester striker Jamie Vardy celebrates his goal at Arsenal Photo: POOL / Catherine Ivill