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Leicester hitman Vardy nets 100th PL goal in 2-0 win over Crystal Palace

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Crystal Palace’s Spanish goalkeeper Vicente Guaita (L) reacts as Leicester City’s English striker Jamie Vardy (L) celebrates with Leicester City’s English midfielder Harvey Barnes (C) during the English Premier League football match between Leicester City and Crystal Palace at King Power Stadium in Leicester, central England on July 4, 2020. (Photo by Michael Regan / POOL / AFP) 

Jamie Vardy scored his 100th Premier League goal as he netted against Crystal Palace on Saturday.

The Leicester City striker brought up the landmark on his 205th appearance in the division, putting the Champions League-chasing Foxes 2-0 to the good.

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Few of the former England international’s goals have been so straightforward, as Harvey Barnes capitalised upon a slip from Palace defender Mamadou Sakho to leave Vardy with a simple finish.

It makes him the 29th player to reach a century of goals in the Premier League and the 16th to do so for a single club.

Vardy now has 20 this season, making the 33-year-old the leading scorer in England’s top flight.

His achievement is made all the more remarkable by the fact that Vardy was still playing non-League football at the age of 25.

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