Football

Foxes boost survival bid with Vardy late show

WEST BROM 2

(Fletcher 8, Gardner 26)

LEICESTER 3

(Nugent 20, Huth 80, Vardy 90)

Jamie Vardy’s stunning injury-time winner handed Leicester a vital survival lifeline atWest Brom.

The striker ran from the halfway line before burying a drive into a corner to close the gap to safety to three points.

It clinched back-to-back Premier League wins for the Foxes for the first time since September, but they remain bottom with seven games left.

Robert Huth’s late header had made it 2-2 after Darren Fletcher and Craig Gardner scored for Albion, while David Nugent levelled in the first half before the Foxes’ late show.

Tony Pulis’ Baggies, playing in a special replica kit from the 1968 FA Cup final as they paid tribute to Jeff Astle to help launch a foundation in the late striker’s name, are seven points above the bottom three.