Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers declared Jamie Vardy a ‘world-class’ striker after he fired the vital goals in a 3-1 home success over Fulham. Vardy’s late double ensured Rodgers enjoyed a winning debut at the King Power Stadium, having lost his first game as Foxes boss at Watford last Sunday. Struggling Fulham had threatened to take a point when substitute Floyd Ayite’s scored a scrappy equaliser early in the second half. Vardy though was the architect in chief of Leicester’s win and his late brace brought up a century of goals in a Leicester jersey for the ex-England hitman. Vardy unselfishly teed-up a simple first-half finish for Youri Tielemans to put his side in front. He raced on to James Maddison’s perfect through ball to put Leicester back in front with 12 minutes left, his 100th goal for the Foxes, then added one more to his tally with a neat finish four minutes from the end. While his goalscoring prowess is so well-known, Rodgers felt that his key role in the opening goal perhaps said more about what Vardy means to Leicester as a team. The striker had previously fallen out of favour with ex-boss Claude Puel, who struggled to
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