Premier League: Jamie Vardy On The Double As Leicester Rout West Brom
Premier League: A goal from debutant Timothy Castagne and two penalties from Jamie Vardy sealed a 3-0 win for Leicester against newly promoted West Brom.
Leicester City beat West Brom 3-0
Debutant Timothy Costagne scored the opening goal for the Foxes
Jamie Vardy scored twice from the penalty spot to help seal the win
Leicester bounced back from a disappointing end to last season to get their new campaign off to a winning start as Jamie Vardy scored two penalties in a 3-0 win at West Brom. Belgian international Timothy Castagne opened the scoring on his debut as West Brom were given a harsh lesson on the step up in quality they face on their return to the Premier League. Leicester won just two of their last 10 games to miss out on a place in the Champions League on the last day of last season and Brendan Rodgers had voiced his frustration at a lack of funds to help their chances of success in four competitions this season.
But the one new signing the Foxes have added made a big impact as Castagne's towering header from Dennis Praet's cross opened the floodgates 11 minutes into the second half.
Despite Leicester's drop-off in the second half of the campaign, Vardy still won the Premier League's golden boot last season and the 33-year-old launched his challenge to be top scorer once more with two expertly taken spot-kicks in the final 16 minutes after he and James Justin had been felled inside the area.
On Saturday, Arsenal kicked off the new Premier League season with a 3-0 rout of newly promoted Fulham, with debutants Willian and Gabriel Magalhaes impressing for the Gunners at Cravern Cottage.