Hull City 2 -2 Leicester City : Jamie Vardy’s brace helped Leicester City secure a hard-fought draw against Hull City, maintaining their three-point advantage at the summit of the Championship

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Jamie Vardy has scored eight goals in his past eight appearances
Jamie Vardy has scored eight goals in his past eight appearances
Leicester’s former England international, who is 37 years old, scored his 14th and 15th goals of the season to help his team come from behind twice in a tense match against their rivals for promotion. Hull’s Fabio Carvalho missed an early penalty, but quickly made up for it by capitalizing on Leicester’s mistakes and giving his team the lead with a composed finish. Jean Seri’s clumsy challenge on Abdul Fatawu resulted in a penalty for Leicester, which was converted by Vardy to equalize before halftime.Following Anass Zaroury’s successful restoration of Hull’s lead in the second half with a powerful low shot, Vardy quickly responded by scoring a goal that secured an important point for Leicester and maintained their position at the top of the table. This hard-fought draw came in Leicester’s first game since it was revealed that they are under investigation by the English Football League for a possible breach of financial rules. Enzo Maresca, the manager of Leicester, commented on the investigation before the match, stating that it has not increased the urgency for immediate promotion to the Premier League. Leeds’ victory over Sheffield Wednesday had narrowed the gap at the top to two points, but Vardy’s two goals ensured that Leicester avoided a fourth defeat in their last five league games. However, the point earned was not enough to keep Hull in the playoff positions, as Norwich moved ahead of them into sixth place with a 5-0 victory over Rotherham. On-loan Liverpool striker Carvalho had the opportunity to give Hull the perfect start from the penalty spot, but Leicester goalkeeper Hermansen made a crucial save to deny the Portuguese forward. Despite a wasteful shot from Yunus Akgun at the other end, which frustrated Vardy, Carvalho capitalized on a mistake from Wout Faes on the edge of Leicester’s box and scored a low finish past Hermansen. In the match, Jamie Vardy showcased his goal-scoring prowess by converting a penalty and later adding another goal to his tally, extending his impressive streak to eight goals in his last eight games. However, his efforts were matched by Hull’s Zaroury, who unleashed a powerful 20-yard strike to equalize the game. As the match progressed, Leicester made a substitution, bringing on Patson Daka for Vardy. Unfortunately, Daka missed what could have been Leicester’s best opportunity to secure a victory. Despite this missed chance, the Leicester manager commended his team’s performance, emphasizing their dominance throughout the game. He praised their bravery and ability to disrupt Hull’s rhythm, preventing them from finding their stride. However, despite the strong showing, the manager expressed disappointment at not clinching the win. He acknowledged the challenges posed by Hull’s man-to-man marking, which made it difficult for Leicester to break through their defense. When questioned about the penalty decisions made by the referees, the manager opted to avoid commenting on them, expressing weariness with the ongoing issue.

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