A detailed look at Jamie Vardy's record against Sheffield United

Jamie Vardy will be looking to help his side avoid an upset as relegation-bound Sheffield United make the trip to the King Power Stadium this Sunday.

Brendan Rodgers and his side returned to winning ways against Brighton last weekend. The Foxes were 1-0 down but two goals from Kelechi Iheanacho and Daniel Amartey cancelled out Adam Lallana's opener.

Sheffield United, on the other hand, suffered a 2-0 loss at the hands of Southampton. The result marked their 22nd league defeat of the season.

Tip for the fixture

Leicester should be able to avoid an upset here. What's more, with Vardy as the clubs top scorer this season, Skybet are offering odds of 6/5 on Leicester to win and Vardy to score.

James Maddison (left) and Jamie Vardy (right) celebrate a goal at Bramall Lane
James Maddison (left) and Jamie Vardy (right) celebrate a goal at Bramall Lane

Stat Attack

Leicester City are unbeaten against Sheffield United in their last ten meetings (seven wins, three draws).

There has not been a goalless game between these two teams in the league in their last 14 matches - the last 0-0 coming in December 2002 in League One.

Jamie Vardy has made three Premier League appearances against Sheffield United, winning all of them and scoring on two occasions.

Here, we take a look at those three fixtures against Sheffield United in which Vardy has featured:

Sheffield United 1-2 Leicester City - Bramall Lane, August 24, 2019

Goals from Vardy and Harvey Barnes gifted Leicester all three points as Sheffield United suffered their first defeat since returning to the top flight.

It was Vardy who opened the scoring in with a clinical first-time finish to beat Dean Henderson at the near post.

Oli McBurnie equalised for the Blades in the second-half, but a sublime goal from Barnes meant that Chris Wilder's men were handed their first loss in the Premier League since 2007.

Jamie Vardy was a nuisance for the Blades backline throughout the 90 minutes. His goal, which was assisted by James Madisson, highlighted the pairs high quality level of link-up play.

Leicester City 2-0 Sheffield United - King Power Stadium, July 16, 2020

Despite not getting on the scoresheet, Vardy was a pivotal part in Leicester's attacks as his side eased past Sheffield United.

Goals from Ayoze Perez and Demarai Gray were enough for the Foxes to claim victory and keep the three points in Leicester.

Vardy provided the assist for Grey's goal courtesy of a sublime through ball from outside the box. The pass allowed Gray to simply slip the ball past a helpless Dean Henderson.

Leicester's top scorer, who turned into a creator in this match, earned himself a Man of the Match award with five key passes and an assist.

Sheffield United 1-2 Leicester City - Bramall Lane, December 6, 2020

Vardy's stoppage time winner secured all three points for the Foxes when the two clubs met earlier this season. 

Leicester took the lead after 24 minutes through Perez however, this was swiftly cancelled out two minutes later by McBurnie.

Sheffield United looked to be on track for just their second point of the season until Vardy was slipped in by Maddison with minutes remaining.

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In typical fashion, Vardy made no mistake in side-footing the ball into the bottom corner. Speaking of corners, the former England international famously snapped the corner flag in celebration.

The goal proved that despite his age, Vardy's pace was still very much there to terrorise defenders.

Vardy will be hoping to terror the Blades defenders once again this weekend. If the forward is on form, he could be too hot to handle for the Sheffield United backline.

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