Basic approach works best for Vardy

05 July 2020 02:41:53 GMTPlus10

Leicester boosted their chances of qualifying for next season's Champions League with a much-needed 3-0 home win over Crystal Palace and two-goal hero Jamie Vardy praised his teammates for "getting back to basics".

Kelechi Iheanacho's opener and a brace from Vardy, including his 100th Premier League goal for Leicester, gave the Foxes only their second win in their last nine league matches.

The result kept Brendan Rodgers' side in third place in the table as they moved up to 58 points from 33 games, three points ahead of Manchester United with Chelsea and Wolves also in the hunt for the Champions League spots.

The Foxes' next league assignment is Tuesday's trip to Arsenal, a game they're 3.20 to win, with the draw 3.50 and the Gunners 2.20.

Goals from Vardy and James Maddison gave them a 2-0 win over the Gunners in November's reverse fixture and they will be aiming for a similar showing to Saturday's when they head to the Emirates.

"It was about getting the win today and getting back to basics," the former England striker said. "We wanted to put a full 90 minutes in and control the game, and I thought we did that."

Asked about Leicester's prospects of securing Champions League football next season, he added: "We know it's down to us. We are in this position on merit and we have to keep going and look forward to the next game.

"If we play like that between now and the end of the season, we will pick up quite a few points."

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