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Vardy scores twice as Leicester beat Sunderland to close in on first topflight title


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Vardy scores twice as Leicester beat Sunderland to close in on first topflight title

Leicester City moved closer to the club’s very first English topflight title after beating relegation-threatened Sunderland 2-0 on Sunday.

England International Jamie Vardy scored both of the Foxes’ goals at the Stadium of Light.

His first came on 66 minutes while his second cane five minutes into stoppage time.

It was Vardy’s 20th and 21st league goals of the season – the first Leicester striker to reach the 20-goal mark in the top flight since Gary Lineker 31 years ago.

Three wins from their last five games will guarantee Leicester the title – the closest the club have come to winning the topflight was back in 1929 when they finished runners-up to Sheffield Wednesday.

Manchester United had the chance to make the run in for Leicester easier when they faced second-placed Tottenham later in the day.

But the Red Devils failed to fire – as they have done most of the season – and lost 3-0 against a superior Spurs side, who remain seven points behind the leaders with five games left.

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