Jamie Vardy gives Leicester the lead against West Ham

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All season Leicester have been praised for their brilliant counter-attacking and they have just produced yet another incisive breakaway to score against West Ham.

The Foxes had been under pressure in the early stages from West Ham in their vital clash. The Foxes knew that a win would put them TEN points clear with title rivals Tottenham not playing until tomorrow.

It was, understandably, a nervy start for the home side at the King Power but the stadium was sent into delirium when Jamie Vardy scored his 22nd goal of the season.

The goal began with Kasper Schmeichel catching a West Ham free-kick before a magnificent throw out. Then it was up to the trio of Leicester players that have been nominated for PFA Player of the Year.

Riyad Mahrez held the ball up brilliantly before a sublime pass into the path of N’Golo Kante. The Frenchman surged forward before a perfect pass to Vardy, who had peeled off to the left.

The England international took one touch before firing the ball past Adrian with his left-foot to round off a sensational counter-attack.

It was Vardy’s 22nd goal of the season - which put him level with Harry Kane at the top of the charts - but it could be his most important.

Claudio Ranieri’s side know that they only need three more wins from now until the end of the season to guarantee the title. After their match with the Hammers, they host Swansea and would be within touching distance of the trophy if they can manage six points from these two matches.

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