Jamie Vardy

Vardy's Last-Gasp Winner Inspires City's Survival Bid

Leicester City's trip to the Hawthorns on Sunday to face West Bromwich Albion on the 2020/21 Premier League's opening weekend is just the latest in a long line of encounters between the two sides in the West Midlands.
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For younger members of the Blue Army, previous visits to the Black Country have been an enjoyable affair, with City winning their last four away matches against the Baggies.

Albion, though, have a superior head-to-head record over the Foxes since 1901, but as we approach Sunday's clash, LCFC.com looks back on one game from 2014/15...

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Jamie Vardy
Jamie Vardy

A moment to treasure for the travelling supporters at the Hawthorns.

West Bromwich Albion 2 Leicester City 3
Saturday 11 April, 2015
The Hawthorns
Premier League

Jamie Vardy's 91st-minute strike sparked euphoric celebrations in the away end at the Hawthorns as Leicester City secured a 3-2 victory over West Bromwich Albion in April 2015.

After sitting bottom of the Premier League at Christmas - and staying there into April - the Foxes needed to put a run together as the 2014/15 season reached its climax.

Following a late 2-1 success over West Ham United at King Power Stadium, there was a slender slice of hope among the Foxes faithful travelling to the Black Country.

On a day which saw the home crowd pay tribute to Albion legend Jeff Astle with a traditional kit and stadium mosaic, Darren Fletcher put the home side in front on eight minutes.

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David Nugent
David Nugent

David Nugent got City back on track quickly after the home side's opener.

David Nugent equalised for City shortly afterwards, only for Craig Gardner to restore West Brom's lead six minutes later - which they would hold onto until the latter moments.

Nigel Pearson introduced Marcin Wasilewski at the interval, shifting to a 5-3-2 formation, and when Robert Huth bundled in a leveller on 80 minutes, they went on the hunt for a winner.

With seconds remaining, Vardy burst free of Gareth McAuley before evading Joleon Lescott to send a low drive beyond Boaz Myhill in the home side's net - resulting in delirious celebrations. 

With City's No.9 at the base of the away end, the travelling Blue Army toasted a magnificent moment in the Club's first season back in the Premier League after a decade away.

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Robert Huth
Robert Huth

On-loan defender Robert Huth heads Leicester back onto level terms with 10 minutes to play.

A further five wins for the Foxes from their remaining seven matches ultimately saw Leicester climb to 14th in the table, despite being in such a precious position at the end of March.

Speaking at full-time in the West Midlands, Pearson said: "It was an exceptional goal from Jamie Vardy but we can't get carried away. It's great to get back-to-back wins but we still have an awful lot to do.

"We have had some occasions of late, especially in away games, where we don't feel we have had things go our way. It's nice to make things go our way."

City: Schmeichel; De Laet (Wasilewski 45'), Huth, Morgan (c), Schlupp; Albrighton, James (King 60'), Cambiasso; Nugent, Vardy, Ulloa (Mahrez 64')

Subs not used: Schwarzer, Konchesky, Drinkwater, Kramarić

Goals: Nugent 20', Huth 80', Vardy 90+1'

Attendance: 26,768

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