LONDON, United Kingdom, Aug 5 – England striker Jamie Vardy struck twice as Leicester defeated Borussia Moenchengladbach 2-1 on Friday in a pre-season friendly but new £25 million striker Kelechi Iheanacho came off injured.
Vardy scored in the 67th and 74th minutes after Thorgan Hazard had given the German side the lead with a fine finish from distance early in the second half.
Nigerian international striker Iheanacho, who signed from Manchester City on Thursday for £25 million ($32.8 million), set up Vardy’s winner but was substituted with an injury shortly after.
Leicester manager Craig Shakespeare said it was just a precautionary move.
“Last thing he needed was another kick on it (his leg), so we played if safe,” said Shakespeare.