Jamie Vardy: Leicester striker wins Premier League golden boot with 23 goals

Jamie Vardy: Leicester striker wins Premier League golden boot with 23 goals

- Jamie Vardy had a remarkable Premier League during the just concluded campaign

- The Leicester City goal sensation found the back of the net 23 times in the course of the season

- He pipped Aubameyang and Danny Ings who are both on 22 goals to the award

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Jamie Vardy has won the 2019/2020 Premier League golden boot after finishing the season with 23 goals as he now becomes the oldest player to win the prestigious award.

The 33-year-old got one goal more than Arsenal's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Southampton striker Danny Ings, both on 22, during the campaign.

The Leicester City striker also becomes the ninth English player to either win or share the coveted award, despite failing to score on the final day as the Foxes lost to Manchester United.

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Recall that the former England forward scored 24 goals during Leicester City’s title-winning 2015/2016 season, but missed out as Tottenham’s Harry Kane scored 25.

On the other hand, Manchester City keeper Ederson pipped Burnley's Nick Pope to the Golden Glove award after recording his 16th clean sheet of the season on the final day of the season in a 5-0 win against Norwich, while Pope conceded in Burnley's 2-1 defeat against Brighton.

Jamie Vardy: Leicester City striker wins Premier League golden boot with 23 goals
Jamie Vardy poses with the golden boot award. Photo Credit: Getty Images
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Meanwhile, Chelsea and Manchester United have secured their places in next season's Champions League competition following their 2-0 win over Wolves and the 1-0 win against Leicester City respectively.

The Blues scored two second-half goals from Mason Mount and Olivier Giroud to book their place in the top four.

It also took a second-half penalty from Bruno Fernandes to score the only goal away at Leicester after Anthony Martial was brought down by Johnny Evans.

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At the King Power Stadium, it had to take a second look from the VAR before referee Martin Atkinson awarded a spot-kick before Fernandes scored the only goal of the match.

Leicester and Tottenham will now play in next season's Europa League after both sides finished in fifth and sixth positions respectively.

Legit.ng earlier reported that Aston Villa have escaped relegation after the Clarets managed a 1-1 draw away at West ham United on the Premier League final day full of suspense and drama.

Jack Grealish powered his side ahead in the encounter just five minutes to the end and the goal was cancelled less than sixty seconds later by Andriy Yarmolenko, it was however enough for Villa to escape relegation.

Aston Villa finished 17th on the Premier League standings with 35 points, just one point ahead relegated AFC Bournemouth and Watford who finish 18th and 19th respectively.

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