Jamie Vardy & Brendan Rodgers

Rodgers On Vardy's 'Remarkable Achievement'

Brendan Rodgers has congratulated Jamie Vardy on an 'incredible achievement' after the Leicester City striker netted his 100th and 101st Premier League goals in Saturday's 3-0 win over Crystal Palace.
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- Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy added his name to the Premier League 100 club on Saturday
- A brace against Crystal Palace, in a 3-0 win, took the 33-year-old's tally up to 101 in the top-flight
- Brendan Rodgers praised the 'remarkable performance level' required to achieve such a landmark
- City's manager was pleased with the dedication shown in his side's performance against the Eagles

The Foxes got back to winning ways at King Power Stadium to strengthen their third-place standing in the Premier League with Vardy's brace following an opener from Kelechi Iheanacho.

Vardy's first ended his wait for a century of top-flight goals at the Club - becoming the first player to ever achieve that feat in the Premier League era - before he doubled his tally on the day later on.

The 33-year-old striker has now scored 30 of his 101 during Rodgers' tenure at King Power Stadium and the Northern Irishman was thrilled to see him achieve yet more history with the Foxes.

He's a pleasure to work with. He's a real catalyst for our team and you see there, right at the very end, his speed and that is very important to this team.

Brendan Rodgers LCFC TV

"It's an incredible achievement, " he told LCFC TV. "I've said earlier that to come into the Premier League at that age and now to get over 100 goals, it's a remarkable performance level. There's many more to come from him.

"He's a pleasure to work with. He's a real catalyst for our team and you see there, right at the very end, his speed and that is very important to this team.

"I'm delighted for him and his family. It's a great achievement."

Rodgers was also pleased with the nature of Leicester's performance on Saturday as his youthful side banish the anxieties of recent results to deliver an assured performance against the Eagles.

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Jamie Vardy
Jamie Vardy

City's No.9 poses with the silver fox trophy presented to him by Brendan Rodgers at King Power Stadium.

Next up, City head to to the capital to tackle Arsenal at Emirates Stadium on Tuesday evening (8:15pm kick-off) and their manager saw plenty of reasons to be optimistic in their display. 

"We put so much into the game," he continued. "You know, this period, it's tough, but we knew we had to fight.

"We wanted to be aggressive in the game and the players adapted to that risk very, very well. We're delighted to take the three points.

"We knew we had to show quality and we were able to do that with a very good win and a good performance."

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