Jamie Vardy described as World Class after punishing Arsenal
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Jamie Vardy described as World Class after punishing Arsenal

Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers has described their match-winner against Arsenal Jamie Vardy as world-class.

Vardy who started the Sunday game on the bench was introduced later on and scored the only goal as the Foxes grabbed a 1-0 win over Arsenal and according to Rodgers, the goal was the reason why his striker is a big player.

"The boys were outstanding, our idea against top-quality players and you have to deny them space. You set up slightly different for the game. They executed it really well.

"I just felt Kelechi Iheanacho's strength is he can hold the ball up but with Harvey Barnes, he can stretch the game. He did not have quite as many opportunities but our plan was always to bring Jamie Vardy into the game and he can stretch it. The goal was a fantastic pass but he needs the movement and Cengiz Under's quality for Vardy was a brilliant move and a brilliant goal.

"That is why he is a big player, he makes the big contributions in the big games, that shows you the level he is at and he is a world-class player. I am lucky to have him here.

"We deserved it, we played against a really good side and have players who can run in behind. To keep a clean sheet and play with the quality and calmness was good," Rodgers said after the game.

The result sees Leicester rise to fourth on the table with 12 points; just a point below leaders Everton FC.

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