Vardy & Leicester City set Premier League records

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2019/20 Premier League 

28th Season

Matches Played: 380
Goals Scored: 1034 
Leicester City and their star striker Jamie Vardy had their best season since they clinched the Premier League title in the 2015/16 campaign.
The Foxes were transformed into early season title contenders by their Northern Irish manager Brendan Rodgers.
They played amazing football in the first round of the season as they battled with Manchester City for the second spot on the league standings behind eventual champions, Liverpool FC.
Leicester managed to record the biggest away victory in the history of arguably the best and most competitive league in the world, the Premier League.
Brendan Rodgers - Leicester manager
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The Foxes secured a 9-0 triumph at Southampton on 25 October 2020 which was the biggest away win and the joint-biggest victory overall. 
The overall record had been held by Manchester United since 04 March 1995 when they thumped Ipswich Town 9-0 at home for the largest win in the history of the competition.
Therefore, Leicester's remarkable win over Southampton set the new record for the largest away win in the history of English top-flight football.
Rodgers lauded his charges for being ruthless against the Saints and he explained that in order for them to be a top team they need to be clinical. 
“I was very pleased with our work rate. We scored some great goals and were very hungry tonight,” Rodgers told BBC. 
“I’m very pleased with how we defended and how ruthless we were. I’m very proud to stand and be the manager of that team. We wanted to get the ball back quickly and attack again. 
"A mark of good sides is you don’t let up and we certainly did that in the second half," the former Liverpool manager continued. 
"We were ruthlessly simple in our game. When you’re so many goals up, you can easily slow and lose focus. To be a top team you must be clinical.”
Wilfred Ndidi of Leicester
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A certain Vardy grabbed an impressive hat-trick during the encounter which took place at Southampton's historic stadium, St Mary's. 
The former England international went on to break a club record on 04 July 2020 when he grabbed a brace against Crystal Palace.
Vardy scored his 100th and 101st goal in the Premier League in a 3-0 victory over Palace and he became the first Leicester player to reach the 100 goal milestone.
With 23 goals, Vardy won the Premier League Golden Boot for the first time in his career having netted his last goal of the campaign against AFC Bournemouth on 12 July 2020. 
The 33-year-old became the oldest player to win the award, while Didier Drogba was the previous oldest player to win the award at 32.
Ivorian legend Drogba had led Chelsea to the Premier League title in 2009/10 season with 29 goals.

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Published: 08/18/2020