Match report: Crystal Palace 0-2 Leicester

Leicester City moved back into third place and extended their cushion in the Champions League places with a 2-0 victory at Crystal Palace on Sunday.

Caglar Soyuncu gave the Foxes the lead with a header from a corner shortly before the hour mark with his first-ever Premier League goal.

Jamie Vardy sealed the points with his 10th goal of the season, 10 minutes from time as Kasper Schmeichel was rarely tested at the other end.

Brendan Rodgers’ side have now kept clean sheets in consecutive games for the first time this season as they followed up their 9-0 thrashing of Southampton at St Mary’s with another impressive display away from home.

The three points mean Leicester move above Chelsea on goal difference in third place, and extend their lead over Arsenal in fifth place to six points after the Gunners were held 1-1 at home by Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday.

Caglar Soyuncu became the 11th different Turkish player to score in the Premier League era when he headed home James Maddison’s corner 12 minutes after the break.

The centre-back is also forming a solid defensive partnership alongside the experienced Jonny Evans. Crystal Palace saw very few opportunities on the Leicester goal all afternoon.

Striker Vardy sealed the game with a fine left-footed finish inside the box to take him to the top of the Premier League Golden Boot race with 10 goals in 11 Premier League games this season.

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