Leicester beats Everton 3-1 before collecting EPL trophy
ABS-CBN Sports on May 08, 2016 07:04 AM
Leicesterís Jamie Vardy, center, celebrates with teammates after scoring during the English Premier League soccer match between Leicester City and Everton at King Power stadium in Leicester, England, Saturday, May 7, 2016.(AP Photo/Matt Dunham)LEICESTER, England (AP) — Jamie Vardy scored twice as Leicester produced a swaggering 3-1 victory over Everton in its first match as English Premier League champion before collecting the trophy on Saturday.
The 5,000-1 preseason longshots produced the stylish, energetic display despite a week of celebrations since clinching the club's first top flight title without playing on Monday.
The only frustration will have been Vardy missing out on a hat trick when he fired over a second penalty. Vardy scored after only five minutes and then from the spot in the 65th minute to take his club-leading tally to 24 goals.
The scorer of the second goal was lifelong Leicester midfielder Andy King, who has won the third, second and now top-tier titles as the club has climbed through the divisions.