PREMIER LEAGUE

Vardy Party! Leicester City star Premier League's hottest striker

After scoring a brace in Leicester City's win over Newcastle United, Jamie Vardy boasts more goals than any top-flight rival since March.

Vardy Party! Leicester City star is officially Premier League's hottest striker

Jamie Vardy's impressive 2019 continued with two more goals in Leicester City's 5-0 win against Newcastle United on Sunday.

The former England international scored from a tight angle to put the hosts two goals ahead at the King Power Stadium and doubled his tally 10 minutes later with a back-post header, as the Foxes went on to record their biggest ever Premier League win.

Vardy has hit 14 league goals since Rodgers took over

Vardy's latest brace made it 14 goals in 17 top-flight appearances since Brendan Rodgers took charge of his first Leicester match on March 3.

No player has managed more goals in that time, with Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Liverpool forward Sadio Mané next best on 12 apiece.

Sergio Agüero has found the net 11 times for Manchester City in the league during that period, as has team-mate Raheem Sterling.

Ten of Vardy's league goals this calendar year have come at the King Power Stadium - only Mané (14 at Anfield) and Agüero (12 at the Etihad Stadium) have scored more at a single venue in 2019.

Furthermore, only Liverpool (49) and City (43) have picked up more points than Leicester's 31 since Rodgers' arrival seven months ago.

Most Premier League goals since March 3, 2019

14 – Jamie Vardy (Leicester City)
12 – Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Arsenal)
12 – Sadio Mané (Liverpool)
11 – Sergio Agüero (Manchester City)
11 – Raheem Sterling (Manchester City)
9 – Callum Wilson (Bournemouth)
9 – Mohamed Salah (Liverpool)
8 – Ayoze Pérez (Newcastle United & Leicester City)
7  - Ashley Barnes (Burnley)
7 – Tammy Abraham (Chelsea)