Youri Tielemans

Tielemans & Vardy’s Palace Joy

Leicester City stars Youri Tielemans and Jamie Vardy were both pleased to emerge from a ‘tough’ encounter with Crystal Palace with all three Premier League points on Sunday.
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- Youri Tielemans and Jamie Vardy reflect on Sunday’s 2-0 victory at Crystal Palace
- Vardy was on target late on, while Çağlar Söyüncü scored his first goal for the Club
- The Foxes return to Premier League action on Saturday, when they host Arsenal (5:30pm kick-off)

Vardy was on target late on to add to Çağlar Söyüncü’s 57th-minute header to make it seven wins from 11 outings in 2019/20.

Tielemans delivered a typically high-quality display at Selhurst Park, and praised City’s ability to manage the game in south London.

“We scored one goal in the second half, and then we tried to keep the scoreline like that and manage the game,” said the Belgium international midfielder.

“We know it’s a tough place to come, and if we score a goal like that in the end of the game, then it means that we are very good.”

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Çağlar Söyüncü vs. Crystal Palace

Çağlar Söyüncü's first goal for Leicester City put them in front against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park.

The City No.8 was also thrilled that Turkey defender Söyüncü’s excellent defensive displays this term were rewarded with his maiden Foxes goal.

“I’m very pleased for him,” he said. “He deserves one, especially when you see his great work at the back, winning all of his aerial duels. It’s great for him, for his confidence and for our team as well.”

Vardy, meanwhile, says his 10 Premier League goals this term have come as a result of the opportunities his fellow Foxes are creating for him.

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Jamie Vardy vs. Crystal Palace

Jamie Vardy's 10th goal of the 2019/20 Premier League campaign secured a 2-0 win at Crystal Palace.

“It was a big result,” said Leicester’s all-time leading Premier League goalscorer. “We knew it was going to be tough. We’ve struggled here in the past, so to get the three points and a clean sheet, we’re over the moon.”

Vardy has scored eight goals in his last nine appearances against Arsenal, including a brace against the Gunners at King Power Stadium in 2018/19, while Tielemans was also on target during the clash.

“I’m just taking each game as it comes,” said the Foxes striker. “I’m getting a lot of chances fed to me from my team-mates and at the minute I’m taking them, so I’ll knuckle down this week during training, get a bit more practice in and look forward to the game next week.”

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