The latest Leicester City news as the striker scored the decisive penalty in the 1-0 win over Nigel Pearson’s side at the King Power Stadium on Saturday
Gary Lineker has picked Jamie Vardy’s goal celebration against Bristol City as his moment of the week following the Leicester City striker’s winning goal.
Vardy struck the decisive goal from the penalty spot in the second half of City’s 1-0 win over Bristol City at the King Power Stadium. It was a goal that awarded City’s dominance in the game as they recorded their ninth win in 10 games under Enzo Maresca.
The three points also saw City climb back to the top of the table. The goal was Vardy’s second in three games, after he opened his Championship account against Southampton last week.
After putting the penalty into the top corner, Vardy pushed his teammates away and ran towards the away end, cupping his ears before turning his back and showing his name on the back of his shirt. It was a celebration that Lineker enjoyed.
“I know I’m a little bit biased, but I’m going to go with Jamie Vardy,” he said on The Rest is Football Podcast when picking a moment of the week. “Did you see? He scored a penalty for Leicester, it was 1-0, top of the Championship, it’s so much fun in the Championship, I must say.
“He scored the goal, and he’s obviously getting a bit of stick from the Bristol fans, I think about his wife. Every game I’ve been to at Leicester he does from the opposing fans, and he ran, a little bit like remember (Emmanuel) Adebayor? He ran the whole length of the pitch and gave it to the Bristol City travelling supporters. Classic Jamie Vardy.
Another former striker in Alan Shearer also enjoyed the celebration: “He should be allowed to do that, I don’t think there’s any harm in that, because you get so much stick off away fans and so much abuse,” he said.
“You’re getting called so many names, then why shouldn’t you be allowed to do what he did? So I say well done him, more of it”.