Leicester 4-0 Aston Villa
Goals: Barnes (40e and 84e) and Vardy (60e and 79e) for the Foxes. The Foxes find Vardy and victory.
For the fourth time this season, Leicester and Aston Villa met on Monday evening. And, in doubt in recent weeks, Foxes have recovered from the hair of the beast by winning against the Villans, penultimate in the Premier League (4-0). The Brendan Rodgers players breathe and end a four-game winless streak. A success that goes hand in hand with the comeback by Jamie Vardy. However, from the start of the match, it was Aston Villa who asphyxiated his opponent, obtaining two big opportunities, but facing a lack of realism, a sad habit since the start of the season. Leicester will quickly take over the reins of the game. But if the Foxes weigh more on the defense of Villans, the opportunities are safe. You will have to wait until 40e minute to see the opening score. On a big pellet of Pepe Reina, out too far from his penalty area, Barnes, launched at full speed, takes advantage and scores in an empty goal (1-0, 40e).
In the second half, Leicester continued to put pressure to try to make the break. At 60e minute, Mings against a center of the hand, the referee points to the penalty spot without hesitation. Jamie Vardy transforms, just seconds after entering the game (2-0, 60e). The English striker then regained his scoring instinct and doubled the bet with a superb strike at the far post (3-0, 79e). Then, Barnes continued his recital and completed Aston Villa (4-0, 84e).
A defeat that sounds like a call to order for the Villans, the specter of relegation is fast approaching. For its part, Leicester sign an oh so important victory in its race for the podium, synonymous with the Champions League.
Leicester (4-3-3): Schmeichel – Pereira, Evans, SOyuncu, Justin – Ndidi (N. Mendy 83e), Albrighton, Praet (Tielmans 76e), Maddison, Barnes, Iheanacho (Vardy 59e). Coach: Brendan Rodgers.
Aston Villa (4-3-3): Reina – Guilbert, Engels, Mings, Targett – Nakamba, Douglas Luiz, Hourihane (Davis 67e) – Grealish, Samatta, El-Mohammedy (El Ghazi 63e). Coach: Dean Smith.