Jamie Vardy strikes twice as Leicester beat Aston Villa to keep up title chase

It is a good thing for Jürgen Klopp that Liverpool keep winning, because so do their most impressive rivals. Leicester City swept to their eighth league victory in a row – their best ever streak in the top-flight – to move back to within eight points of the league leaders. An insurmountable gap? Probably, but only a fool would completely discount this fearsome Leicester side.Naturally, Jamie Vardy scored here, the eighth game in a row in which he has done so. He struck twice to bring his tally to the season so far to 16 and to close in on his own Premier League record of 11 consecutive matches with a goal. Kelechi Iheanacho and Jonny Evans also found the net for the visitors, with Jack Grealish offering only fleeting hope to the hosts. No other team this season has beaten Villa as emphatically as this. Continue reading…