Jamie Vardy scored twice and made the other as an impressive Leicester maintained their unbeaten start by easing past Bournemouth at .

’ side have won two and drawn two of their opening four games, showcasing their early ambitions of breaking into the top six at the end of the season with another excellent showing.

Vardy was the catalyst this time, opening the scoring with a stunning, lobbed finish, while adding his second by poking home from close range.

His hard work for Youri Tielemans’ goal for 2-1 epitomised his display, rolling the ball across the six-yard box for the Belgium international to tuck home from a yard out.

Bournemouth were lacklustre at best with Callum Wilson equalising for 1-1 with their only real chance of note.

At this early stage in the season, Leicester look well set in third position, while Bournemouth drop to 16th.

More to follow.

Line-ups

Leicester

  • 1Schmeichel
  • 21Ricardo Pereira
  • 6Evans
  • 4Söyüncü
  • 3Chilwell
  • 25Ndidi
  • 11AlbrightonBooked at 40minsSubstituted forGrayat 64′minutes
  • 8Tielemans
  • 10MaddisonSubstituted forFuchsat 86′minutes
  • 15BarnesSubstituted forChoudhuryat 71′minutes
  • 9Vardy

Substitutes

  • 2Justin
  • 7Gray
  • 12Ward
  • 17Pérez
  • 20Choudhury
  • 26Praet
  • 28Fuchs

Bournemouth

  • 12Ramsdale
  • 15A SmithSubstituted forIbeat 64′minutes
  • 33Mepham
  • 3S Cook
  • 5Aké
  • 22H WilsonSubstituted forSolankeat 64′minutes
  • 29BillingBooked at 21mins
  • 8LermaBooked at 32mins
  • 24Fraser
  • 7KingSubstituted forSurmanat 79′minutes
  • 13C WilsonBooked at 69mins

Substitutes

  • 1Boruc
  • 6Surman
  • 9Solanke
  • 10Ibe
  • 17Stacey
  • 21Rico
  • 25Simpson
Referee:
Peter Bankes

Match Stats

Home TeamLeicesterAway TeamBournemouth
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home13
Away8
Shots on Target
Home5
Away2
Corners
Home4
Away5
Fouls
Home9
Away11

Live Text

Full Time

Second Half ends, 3, Bournemouth 1.

Corner, . Conceded by Andrew Surman.

Corner, . Conceded by Aaron Ramsdale.

Attempt blocked. Demarai Gray () right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Ben Chilwell.

Nathan Aké (Bournemouth) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Offside, . Ricardo Pereira tries a through ball, but Jamie Vardy is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Youri Tielemans () right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Wilfred Ndidi.

Substitution

Substitution, . Christian Fuchs replaces James Maddison.

Jordon Ibe (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. James Maddison () right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Demarai Gray.

Attempt saved. Dominic Solanke (Bournemouth) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Ryan Fraser.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Substitution

Substitution, Bournemouth. Andrew Surman replaces Joshua King.

Delay in match because of an injury Jonny Evans ().

Çaglar Söyüncü () wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Joshua King (Bournemouth).

Goal!

Goal! 3, Bournemouth 1. Jamie Vardy () left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Youri Tielemans.

Substitution

Substitution, . Hamza Choudhury replaces Harvey Barnes.

Booking

Callum Wilson (Bournemouth) is shown the yellow card.

Callum Wilson (Bournemouth) has gone down, but that’s a dive.

Corner, Bournemouth. Conceded by Wilfred Ndidi.

Attempt saved. Harvey Barnes () right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by James Maddison.

Substitution

Substitution, Bournemouth. Dominic Solanke replaces Harry Wilson.

Substitution

Substitution, Bournemouth. Jordon Ibe replaces Adam Smith because of an injury.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match because of an injury Adam Smith (Bournemouth).

Corner, Bournemouth. Conceded by Jonny Evans.

Attempt blocked. Adam Smith (Bournemouth) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Callum Wilson.

Offside, Bournemouth. Jefferson Lerma tries a through ball, but Callum Wilson is caught offside.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

VAR Decision: No card change Youri Tielemans ().

Delay in match (Bournemouth). VAR checking.

Delay in match because of an injury Callum Wilson (Bournemouth).

goal

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