Leicester has strolled to an easy win over Norwich. Two second-half goals from Vardy ended Norwich’s resistance before Maddison added his name to the scoresheet.
Norwich gave Schmeichel some work in the first half but offered close to nothing after that.
LEICESTER CITY (4-3-3): Kasper Schmeichel; Daniel Amartey, Timothy Castagne, Jonny Evans, James Justin; James Maddison, Youri Tielemans, Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall; Ademola Lookman, Jamie Vardy, Harvey Barnes.
SUBS: Patson Daka, Luke Thomas, Caglar Soyuncu, Nampalys Mendy, Marc Albrighton, Ayoze Perez, Danny Ward, Kelechi Iheanacho.
NORWICH CITY (4-2-3-1): Angus Gunn; Max Aarons, Grant Hanley (c), Sam Byram, Dimitrios Giannoulis; Billy Gilmour, Lukas Rupp; Tony Springett, Pierre Lees-Melou, Milot Rashica; Teemu Pukki.
SUBS: Przemyslaw Placheta, Ben Gibson, Kieran Dowell, Tim Krul, Christos Tzolis, Brandon Williams, Liam Gibbs, Jon Rowe, Jacob Lungi Sorensen.
GOAL! LEICESTER CITY 1-0 NORWICH CITY! Norwich’s luck isn’t in. Barnes slips Vardy through on goal, and the veteran striker’s shot deflects off Hanley’s standing foot to loop over Gunn and into the net!
GOAL! LEICESTER CITY 2-0 NORWICH CITY! Vardy’s enjoying himself now! The Leicester man grabs his second goal of the game, latching onto Barnes’ deft pass to lash the ball past Gunn at his near post.
GOAL! LEICESTER CITY 3-0 NORWICH CITY! Leicester’s superiority is starting to tell. Gunn spills Dewsbury-Hall’s cross from the left. Maddison is waiting on the edge of the box to fire the loose ball home.
Brendan Rodgers post match reaction:
Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers said: “It’s been a tough season for him, for players it’s about rhythm and playing. He is such a brilliant guy, so hungry and he showed that this evening. Two really good goals and he was a real threat.
“I kept him on to see if he can get his hat-trick. He’s older now so every minute counts. He gave everything.
“He was tireless, chasing lost causes, getting blocks. The ball didn’t quite fall for him sometimes but he was outstanding and the second goal was fantastic.”
So, what’s next?
Leicester can be confident in their last few games of salvaging a top-half finish from an indifferent season.
However, there are only two games of this nightmare campaign left for Norwich to endure.
The Foxes will be travelling to Vicarage Road Stadium on Sunday.
Meanwhile, Norwich City will be facing the Wolves on Sunday at Molineux Stadium.