Leicester Sees Off Sunderland

Leicester City beat Sunderland 2-0 at the Stadium of Light on Sunday afternoon in the English Premier League to tighten its grip on a first ever league title.  The win for the Foxes puts them 10 points clear of second placed Tottenham Hotspur, putting them in a plum position to win the league title.  Leicester were calm and composed working slowly to find their goal.

The Black Cats had their own chances as well as they were moving forward applying plenty of pressure on their opponents.  The end of the first half saw both teams struggling to score and there were penalty shouts at both ends of the pitch.  Leicester’s Wes Morgan was the player who came closest to scoring towards the end of the half.

The first half ended goalless despite there being plenty of shots on goal and chances for both teams to score.  The second stanza was more or less the same with both teams going in for the kill.  The visitors were the more threatening-looking side and Jamie Vardy scored the first goal of the match after he was picked out by Danny Drinkwater taking the ball wide of goalkeeper Vito Mannone to score in the 66th minute.

Jack Rodwell came close to making matters equal for the hosts but he missed the open goal.  The last few minutes of the match were a bit nervy for City but they held on and defended well.  Vardy scored again during stoppage time when Mannone stepped out of his goal to try to stop him.

But the Leicester striker went past him and passed into an empty net.  It was yet another good performance from Claudio Ranieri’s men as they bagged all three points and Kasper Schmeichel received his fifth clean sheet in a row.