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Vardy at the double as Leicester thrash Newcastle 5-0

Monday, 2019-09-30 07:34:06
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Soccer Football - Premier League - Leicester City v Newcastle United - King Power Stadium, Leicester, Britain - September 29, 2019 Leicester City's Jamie Vardy scores their fourth goal. (Reuters)
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A superb solo goal by Ricardo Pereira and a Jamie Vardy brace helped lift Leicester City to third place in the Premier League as they thrashed 10-man Newcastle United 5-0 on Sunday.

* Napoli survived a second-half fightback from Brescia to move into fourth place in Serie A with a 2-1 home win on Sunday as Mario Balotelli opened his account for the visitors.

* Sevilla responded to two disheartening defeats by coming from behind to beat Real Sociedad 3-2 for a first home win of the season on Sunday, denying the Basque side the chance to go clear at the top of La Liga.

* Edin Dzeko’s goal secured a 1-0 win for AS Roma away to Lecce on Sunday (Sep 29) to send them fifth in Serie A as Lazio blew away Genoa 4-0 in Rome.

* Dutch striker Vivianne Miedema notched up a goal and two assists as Arsenal thrashed Brighton & Hove Albion 4-0 to go top of the FA Women's Super League on a rainy Sunday that featured some spectacular goals and a postponement due to a waterlogged pitch.

* A euphoric Lewis Hamilton extended his world championship lead to 73 points on Sunday (Sep 29) when he rode his luck to claim a strategic victory for Mercedes in a roller-coaster Russian Grand Prix.

* Hur Mi-jung recorded her second victory in less than two months, a four-stroke runaway at the Indy Women in Tech Championship in Indianapolis on Sunday (Sep 29). Hur finished on 21-under 267, continuing the dominance of South Koreans on the LPGA Tour this year.

* Victor Perez clinched his first European Tour title after holding his nerve to pip Matthew Southgate by one shot at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship on Sunday (Sep 29). In his rookie season, Perez recorded a final round of 70 at the Old Course at St Andrews to reach 22 under par and become the first Frenchman to win the tournament.

* Australian youngster Alex de Minaur won his third title of the season at the Zhuhai Championships on Sunday (Sep 29), beating Adrian Mannarino 7-6(4) 6-4 in the final to edge closer to a top-20 world ranking.

* Pablo Carreno Busta claimed his first ATP title in more than two years after outlasting Kazakhstan's Alexander Bublik to win the Chengdu Open on Sunday (Sep 29). The 28-year-old Spaniard collapsed to his knees after prevailing in just over two gruelling hours, 6-7 (5/7), 6-4, 7-6 (7/3).

* Allyson Felix won her 12th world title, and her first since becoming a mother, as the United States claimed the inaugural world championship 4x400 metres mixed relay on Sunday. In doing so, Felix, who won her first gold in 2005, overhauled Usain Bolt’s record of 11 world titles.

* American triple jumper Christian Taylor recovered from two fouls to clinch his fourth title at the world athletics championships on Sunday, edging his team mate and long-time rival Will Claye.

* Jamaica’s Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce powered her way to 100 metres gold on Sunday to become the first person to win four gold medals over the distance at the athletics world championships.

Reuters, CNA