Leicester City beat West Brom 3-0 to strengthen its Champions League hopes

Kelechi Iheanacho and Jamie Vardy got on the scoresheet to hand a blow to West Brom’s unlikely survival hopes.

Leicester City beat West Brom 3-0 at the King Power Stadium on Thursday; twitter/@LCFC

Leicester City beat West Bromwich Albion 3-0 at the King Power Stadium on Thursday. The win strengthened their Champions League qualification hopes and it continued their form since the FA Cup. Leicester dominated in every aspect of the game. Jamie Vardy got on the score sheet for the first time since February along with the in-form Kelechi Iheanacho. Iheanacho has now scored 11 goals in his last eight matches in all competitions. West Brom’s chances of survival look highly unlikely after the loss.

Vardy opened the scoring in the 23rd minute. Belgian Midfielder Youri Tielemans found Timothy Castagne with an inch-perfect defense splitting through. Castagne set it up for Vardy to take the lead.

Leicester defender Jonny Evans scored off a header from a right-wing corner to make it 2-0 in the 26th minute. A few minutes later, Vardy found Castagne in acres of space down the middle. But, the midfielder grounded shot hit the woodwork.

Vardy super impressive

Vardy made an impressive run down the left flank. He cut outside and beat defender Dara O’Shea to set it up for Iheanacho. The Nigerian striker calmly slotted it past the West Brom goalkeeper Sam Johnstone to make it 3-0 in the 36th minute.

The second half was tricky as Leicester calmed themselves down after three first-half goals in the space of 13 minutes. Iheanacho was denied a one-on-one chance in the third minute as Johnstone stood his ground. His save prevented West Brom from further humiliation.

Leicester are placed 3rd in the points table with 59 points from 32 games after the win. West Brom are nine points behind in the quest to avoid relegation. They are at the 19th position with 24 points from 32 games.

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