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sport news Leicester captain Wes Morgan tips Jamie Vardy to impress

England manager Gareth Southgate now knows first hand Jamie Vardy has not lost his goalscoring touch after watching the Leicester City striker score twice in the opening match of the season.

Vardy, a former Arsenal transfer target, disarmed the Arsenal defence as Leicester led twice before succumbing to two late goals.

But that outcome will not bother Southgate, who looked on from the Emirates Stadium directors' box.

Wes Morgan (top) believes Jamie Vardy (second from right) will find his best form again

Wes Morgan (top) believes Jamie Vardy (second from right) will find his best form again

The Foxes striker scored a brace in the season opener against Arsenal on Friday 

The Foxes striker scored a brace in the season opener against Arsenal on Friday 

And City captain Wes Morgan believes Vardy, 30, is showing signs he still has the pace and form that helped Leicester win the title two seasons ago and made the former non-League striker an international and Footballer of the Year.

Morgan said: 'I don't think there is anyone in the Premier League as direct as Vards.

'Defences are terrified of his pace which is fantastic for us as we have him on our side and we can utilise it as much as possible.

'It is his strength but he doesn't make those runs for the sake of it, the timing of his runs is perfect and his control and finishing is on point as we saw against Arsenal.

Vardy strikes fear into any defence he comes up against according to Wes Morgan 

Vardy strikes fear into any defence he comes up against according to Wes Morgan 

'That is his attribute; playing on the shoulder and getting in behind onto balls we put down the sides. That is

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