Jamie Vardy is a striker well known for indulging in a bit of s*********g from time to time. Hismost recent antics were aimed towards Leeds fans as he brought Leicester level on the 80th minute in a crucial Premier League matchup.
Both Leicester and Leeds are hanging on to Premier League status by the skin of their teeth, with the Foxes filling the final safe position and Leeds just one point ahead in 16th position. With Everton and Nottingham Forest just 1 & 2 points behind Leicester, both sides are desperate to claim vital points as the season concludes.
The Whites came out looking to be the ones securing those points on yesterday, with Luis Sinisterra taking them 1-0 up 20 minutes in. Leeds held on to their lead for a full hour following, and looked to be leaving Dean Smith’s side level on points with relegation sitters Everton.
Jamie Vardy had other ideas about how the match was going to play out and, in dramatic fashion, managed to secure the Foxes a vital point from their away fixture with just 10 minutes of regulation play to go. However, Vardy’s celebrations seem to have stirred up just as much attention as the finish itself.
Following his wonderful (and vital) finish past Illan Meslier’s left hand side, Vardy proceeds to head straight for the home Leeds fans to direct his celebrations accordingly. The English striker pulled out some of his infamous limb movements, along with some good old fashioned s*********y towards the deflated Leeds fans.
What a fantastic angle of Leicester’s goal at Leeds last night!
The shithousing from Vardy… ✅
The limbs… ✅
It has it all! 🤤 (@LCFC) pic.twitter.com/YGAHBB48Te
— Football Away Days (@FBAwayDays) April 26, 2023
Despite rescuing Leicester from a dismal, point-less night, both sides will be disappointed with taking away just s single Premier League point. Although Leicester and Leeds are both currently above the relegation line, with 1 & 2 point leads over Everton, all 3 sides that currently fill the relegation spots have a game in hand on them.
This means that, if both Everton and Nottingham Forest secure wins in their next matches, which both sides will play at home, they will effectively switch places with Leeds and Leicester, dropping them into the first 2 relegation spots.
This is however, a tall order. Nottingham Forest will have to get past a Brighton side that troubled Erik ten Hag’s Manchester United squad in the FA Cup at the weekend, and Everton’s matchup is against Newcastle United, who are coming off the back of a 6-1 romping of Tottenham.
Both these fixtures produced 0-0 results last time out in the Premier League, at St James Park and The American Express Community Stadium respectively. Whether or not the same will play out in round 2, we will find out shortly!
You can catch Nottingham Forest vs Brighton tonight at 7.30PM and Everton take on Eddie Howe’s men 7.45PM tomorrow.