10 Feb 2019, 21:16 IST
In the 60th minute, the team finally won themselves a penalty, a golden opportunity to level the score and have a chance to grab a point. Claude Puel sent Vardy onto the field at last, but the English striker’s shot was accurately saved by Hugo Lloris. The World Cup winner dived to his right and punched Vardy’s shot out of the danger zone.
It was certainly a nightmare start for the substitute. Three minutes later, the Lilywhites doubled their lead thanks to Christian Eriksen. Soon after, the 32-year-old had the chance to atone for his mistake, but Lloris once again pulled off an incredible save to keep the scoreline in favour of his side.
Fans slammed Puel’s decision to let the striker take the important penalty for his first touch of the game. On any other day, he could certainly have done better than that. Since the 2015/16 season, Vardy has scored 14 penalties and missed three in all competitions.
He scored Leicester’s first goal in the 75th minute, however, as Leicester continued to attack. The Foxes were close to finding an equaliser, but they just came up short.. Son Heung-min scored in added time to seal the victory for Mauricio Pochettino’s side, effectively ending Leicester’s hopes of getting a draw.
If Vardy had scored his penalty, the game could have gone differently, and here was how fans reacted to his penalty miss.
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