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VAR denies England win over Italy in friendly

Jamie Vardy strikes the ball past Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma to record his first goal for England for 366 days (Image credit: Getty Images)

England were denied a second successive friendly victory by a late Italy penalty awarded by the video assistant referee (VAR) at Wembley. Gareth Southgate’s side were good value for a lead given to them by Jamie Vardy’s powerful 26th-minute finish, fired past keeper Gianluigi Donnarumma after Jesse Lingard’s quickly taken free-kick caught the visitors out. England were fortunate to escape ...

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Defoe scores as England beat Lithuania at Wembley

Jermain Defoe is the 22nd player to reach the 20-goal landmark for England

England took another comfortable step on the road to qualification for next summer’s World Cup in Russia as they eased past Lithuania at Wembley. Gareth Southgate’s first game at Wembley since succeeding Sam Allardyce on a permanent basis provided few alarms as England remain firmly in control at the top of Group F. Sunderland striker Jermain Defoe justified his call-up ...

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Leicester City 3-1 Liverpool: Foxes get post-Ranieri era off to a winning start


Jamie Vardy’s double inspired Leicester to victory over Liverpool as the champions sparked in to life following Claudio Ranieri’s sacking. The England forward ended the Foxes’ Premier League goal drought and secured a 3-1 win – their first since New Year’s Eve – to lift the hosts out of the relegation zone, four days after the departure of title-winning manager ...

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Ballon d’Or: Riyad Mahrez, Paul Pogba, Jamie Vardy and Hugo Lloris on shortlist


Riyad Mahrez, Jamie Vardy, Paul Pogba, Dimitri Payet and Hugo Lloris have been named on the 30-man shortlist for the 2016 Ballon d’Or. France Football have announced all the players in contention for the prize, awarded last year to Barcelona’s Lionel Messi, who is again among the nominees along with Neymar, Luis Suarez, Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo. Also representing the Premier League ...

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“It was easy snubbing Arsenal”- Jamie Vardy


Jamie Vardy said his decision to remain with Leicester amid interest from Arsenal was “easy”, revealing he did not even speak to the Gunners. The 29-year-old striker was heavily linked with a move to north London during the summer, but ended up signing a new and improved contract at the King Power. Vardy scored 24 goals last season en route ...

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Vardy: Arsenal style put me off

Jamie Vardy was not given assurances about his playing position by Arsene Wenger

Jamie Vardy decided to snub a move to Arsenal as he was not convinced they play the right style of football to suit his game, according to Sky sources. Leicester announced on Thursday that the England forward has agreed a new four-year deal at the club, which he will sign once he is back from Euro 2016. Arsenal triggered a ...

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Jamie Vardy striker agrees new contract with Leicester

Vardy's tally of 24 league goals last season was bettered only by Tottenham's Harry Kane

England striker and Arsenal target Jamie Vardy has agreed a new deal with Premier League champions Leicester. The Foxes said the 29-year-old, whose goals helped the club claim a shock title success last season, will sign an extended four-year contract. “Both parties hope this announcement will end recent speculation regarding Jamie’s future,” a club statement said. Vardy was the subject ...

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Sturridge earns England late comeback win against Wales


Roy Hodgson rolled the dice and it came off. England, trailing at the break, are top of UEFA EURO 2016 Group B after a 2-1 win against Wales which came courtesy of second-half goals – including a late, late winner – from substitutes Jamie Vardy and Daniel Sturridge. It was an end which few could have seen coming after a ...

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Kane, Vardy as England beat Turkey in pre-Euro 2016 friendly

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Jamie Vardy’s late strike gave England victory over Turkey in their first warm-up match for Euro 2016, but Roy Hodgson’s side were fortunate to win a game in which they looked far from convincing at the back. As dangerous as England were going forward they also struggled defensively, and it took a brilliant reaction save from Joe Hart to deny ...

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Jamie Vardy named Premier League’s Player of the Season


Leicester City forward Jamie Vardy has won the Premier League Player of the Season award. Vardy, 29, has scored 24 goals so far this season to help Leicester to their shock Premier League title success. The England international had already been named Footballer of the Year by the Football Writers’ Association, while Leicester teammate Riyad Mahrez earlier won the PFA ...

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