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Football | Leicester pick West Brom apart with James Vardy on the double

They say the table doesn't lie, and with a coterie of teams still yet to feature, it means little, maybe, that Leicester sit joint top of the Premier League table on the opening weekend, but it is a signal of intent from Brendan Rodgers side that they plan on being in the mix this season.

An evergreen James Vardy slotted home a brace of penalties, coming after debutant defender Thomas Castagne opened the scoring.

West Brom goalkeeper Sam Johnstone kept the newly promoted side in the game with saves from efforts by Vardy and Dennis Praet as the Baggies early energy began to wane.

Still though, Slaven Bilic's side were still in the game, until Praet crossed eleven minutes into the second half when former Atalanta player Castagne headed past the West Brom 'keeper.

With a little over a quarter of an hour left in the game, Vardy scored the first of his penalties, having been fouled by Kyle Bartley.

A second penalty six minutes from time merely consolidated an unassailable lead.

Leicester welcome Burnley to the King Power Stadium next week in their first home fixture of the new campaign. A match Sean Dyche and his team will surely now be on high alert for, following this comprehensive display.

West Brom meanwhile, will now realise just how mammoth a task awaits if they are to avoid an immediate return to the Championship.

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