Leicester City boss Craig Shakespeare in no mood to change Jamie Vardy


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Leicester City boss Craig Shakespeare admits he wouldn’t want to change Jamie Vardy’s sometimes combative style of play.

The England forward got himself into a few tussles in Saturday’s 2-0 win over Brighton at the King Power Stadium, as Leicester earned their first three points of the new season.

The hosts led inside a minute against the Seagulls when Shinji Okazaki tapped in after goalkeeper Mathew Ryan spilled a low effort from the impressive Riyad Mahrez.

Harry Maguire rose at the back post to head in a Mahrez corner after the break and make the points safe for the Foxes.

Vardy limped off to be replaced by Demarai Gray late on in the second half, though his manager confirmed afterwards that he doesn’t anticipate the problem being serious.

Vardy does however seem likely to be given a rest by Shakespeare when Leicester head to Bramall Lane to take on Sheffield United on Tuesday in their League Cup tie.

“I have just left ward ten in there with a few receiving treatment. I will go and see how he is shortly but, knowing Jamie, he will be fine,” Shakespeare said following the win.

“Jamie obviously had a few tussles today and has an ankle heavily strapped with an ice pack on it. He does have those battles but we wouldn’t change him, would we?”

Leicester had lost their opening game at Arsenal 4-3 but boss Shakespeare will be delighted with his side now having scored five times in two games.

Ahead of their clash with Sheffield United, Leicester are 34.00 to win the League Cup this season.

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