Leicester City 2-0 West Brom: Brutal Foxes thrash West Brom to go four points clear in third place in Premier League (Match Highlights)
|Kelechi Iheanacho now having his best ever Premier League goal-scoring season. (Photo credit: @LCFC via Twitter)|
Leicester City are four points clear in third place in the Premier League after winning over West Brom at the King Power Stadium.
Jamie Vardy netted one and assisted another as the Foxes score three goals in 13 minutes in the first half.
Timothy Castagne set up Vardy for his goal before the former England forward created one for Kelechi Iheanacho for Leicester's third goal.
Nigerian forward Kelechi Iheanacho has now scored 13 goals for Leicester in all competitions in 2021
13 - Kelechi Iheanacho has scored 13 goals for Leicester in all competitions in 2021; among players for Premier League clubs, only Harry Kane (15) has more this calendar year so far. Hot. pic.twitter.com/2UMAdbk8Jy— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) April 22, 2021
Defender Jonny Evans had headed in a deflected corner to make it 2-0.
Castagne and West Brom's Matheus Pereira both hit the post in the first half in a very open game.
The win means Leicester City are now four points clear of Chelsea, who are in fourth with six matches remaining.
The two sides meet in the Premier League and also the FA Cup final next month.
What Brendan Rodgers said
"I am not thinking about the other teams. We have to think about ourselves. We can only control ourselves," said Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers.
"This group will sometimes lose games but they are so honest and they want to be better. When you have that it is the dream ticket. It is all you can ask for as a coach."
What Wilfred Ndidi said
Meanwhile, West Brom are relegation bound as they remain nine points from safety.
"We couldn't cope with Leicester" - What Sam Allardyce said
"You can see why Leicester are where they are in the league and why they are in the FA Cup final," he added. "Leicester are a lot better than Southampton and far better than Chelsea. They are as good as the top boys."