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EPL: Vardy scores again as Leicester outclass Chelsea to top table

Johannesburg: Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy's scored his 15th goal of the season as his side reclaimed the top spot in the Premier League with a 2-1 win over beleaguered defending champions Chelsea.

Leicester City's English striker Jamie Vardy applauds the fans after winning the English Premier League football match between Leicester City and Chelsea at the King Power Stadium in Leicester. Pic/AFP
Leicester City's English striker Jamie Vardy applauds the fans after winning the English Premier League football match between Leicester City and Chelsea at the King Power Stadium in Leicester. Pic/AFP

The England striker put the hosts ahead in the 34th minute before Riyad Mahrez doubled the lead by scoring superbly after the break to take his own tally to 12, Sport24 reported.

Although Chelsea pulled one back through Loic Remy in the 77th minute, the hosts held on for a win that put them two points clear of second-placed Arsenal.

Meanwhile, Chelsea miserable season continued as they crashed to their ninth defeat in 16 league games.

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho¿s problem could mount as star midfielder was seen limping down the tunnel with an injury.

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