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AEK Athens 1-2 Leicester: Jamie Vardy drills home penalty before Hamza Choudhury strikes as Foxes make two wins out of two in Europa League group stage

By Tom Collomosse For Mailonline

Published: 19:50 GMT, 29 October 2020 | Updated: 19:51 GMT, 29 October 2020


Jamie Vardy added another record to his remarkable career by becoming the club’s oldest scorer in European competition as Leicester secured a fine away win over AEK Athens.

On his return to the starting line-up after injury, Vardy – who turns 34 on January 11 – drilled in an 18th-minute penalty to set Leicester on the road to their second straight Europa League victory.

Hamza Choudhury scored only his second goal for Leicester six minutes before half-time to put the visitors in control and although substitute Muamer Tankovic pulled a goal back for AEK early in the second half, Leicester remained dangerous and Cengiz Under hit the post.

Against a backdrop of empty seats in Athens’ Olympic Stadium, where Kelly Holmes won two golds for Britain in the 2004 Games, Brendan Rodgers’ men sealed their third consecutive victory in all competitions, despite the absence through injury of defenders Timothy Castagne – who may be missing until the middle of November – and Jonny Evans.

With Vardy in the team, though, Leicester are a match for any side.

After recovering from a calf problem, the Foxes’ top scorer came on as a substitute to score the winner at Arsenal on Monday and he did not have to wait long to repeat the trick in the Greek capital.

Running on to a fine pass from James Maddison, Vardy had already been clipped by Stratos Svarnos before goalkeeper Panagiotis Tsintotas felled him. Tsintotas got both hands to the spot-kick but could not keep

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