Jamie Vardy

Rebekah Vardy trial - live: Jamie Vardy says Wayne Rooney ‘talking nonsense’ in court

Jamie Vardy has accused his former England teammate Wayne Rooney of “talking nonsense” in his evidence to the Wagatha Christie trial.Rooney had told the High Court the team’s manager Roy Hodgson asked him to speak to the Leicester City striker to get him to “calm down” his wife Rekebah, whose media work was said to be causing a distraction during Euro 2016.In a statement issued by Vardy's representatives outside the hearing on Tuesday, the footballer said: "Wayne is talking nonsense."He must be confused because he never spoke to me about issues concerning Becky's media work at Euro 2016.The Vardy’s later...
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The most underrated Premier League striker of all time: Jamie Vardy

When fans and pundits alike list their greatest Premier League strikers ever, the usual suspects of Alan Shearer, Wayne Rooney and Thierry Henry will appear. Some even like to throw in names such as Jermaine Defoe or Robin Van Persie. But there is one name that tends to elude people’s lists, despite having all the accolades and the goal scoring resume to go with it, that man is Jamie Vardy.
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Wayne Rooney spoke to Jamie Vardy about Rebekah Vardy during Euro 2016

Wayne Rooney spoke to Jamie Vardy about Rebekah Vardy’s “media activities” during the Euro 2016 tournament because they were “causing problems and distractions”.The former England player, who captained the national team during Euro 2016, said in a witness statement prepared as part of Mrs Vardy’s libel claim against his wife Coleen Rooney that he was asked by a member of Football Association staff to speak to Mr Vardy.He said: “I remember getting pulled to one side by a member of the FA staff.“I was asked to speak to my teammate Jamie Vardy about the fact that Becky’s media activities were...

Wayne Rooney says he asked Jamie Vardy to ‘calm down’ his wife at Euro 2016 at request of England manager

Wayne Rooney asked Jamie Vardy to “calm down” his wife Rebekah Vardy at the request of England manager Roy Hodgson during the Euro 2016 tournament, the High Court has heard.The former England international and current manager of Derby County has been giving evidence on day six of his wife’s libel trial against Ms Vardy.Ms Vardy, 39, is suing Ms Rooney, 35, for defamation after Ms Rooney publicly accused Ms Vardy of being the source of stories about her that were leaked to The Sun. Mr Rooney said he was asked to intervene over the attention Ms Vardy was...

Rebekah Vardy trial - live: Wayne Rooney to take to the stand with Jamie Vardy in court for first time

Wayne Rooney is expected to testify in the witness stand today in day six of Rebekah Vardy’s libel trial against Coleen Rooney. England’s top goalscorer has so far kept a low profile in the battle between the two footballer’s wives. He has turned up to court to support his wife everyday but has not made any comment or gestures that might give away how he is feeling, opting to stare directly ahead of him each day as people give evidence. Ms Vardy, 39, is suing Ms Rooney, 35, for defamation after Ms Rooeny publicly accused the later of being the source of stories about her that were leaked to The Sun newspaper. Ms Rooney finished giving her evidence to the High Court yesterday. In the witness box, she condemned Ms Vardy’s messages about her - which called her a c*** - “just evil” and “uncalled for”. Ms Rooney said that she has “hated every minute” of the legal proceedings and branded her “Wagatha Christie” moniker “ridiculous”.

Leicester thrash Watford as Jamie Vardy and Harvey Barnes star

Jamie Vardy and Harvey Barnes scored two goals each as Leicester City thrashed relegated Watford 5-1 at Vicarage Road in the Premier League on Sunday. Watford led after six minutes through a half-volley from Joao Pedro after the away side failed to clear a corner, but James Maddison and Vardy scored in quick succession to turn the game in Leicester's favour.

Jamie Vardy and Harvey Barnes help Leicester sweep aside relegated Watford

Jamie Vardy and Harvey Barnes each scored twice as Roy Hodgson’s final home match in charge of relegated Watford ended in an embarrassing defeat to Leicester. João Pedro’s deflected effort gave the hosts an early lead in front of the incoming head coach Rob Edwards. But familiar defensive issues contributed to their downfall as James Maddison’s leveller and two goals each from Vardy and Barnes condemned them to a 26th Premier League loss of a miserable campaign.

‘Why not?’: Roy Hodgson thinks Jamie Vardy could still do a job for England

Roy Hodgson believes Leicester striker Jamie Vardy could still play for England at this winter’s World Cup.The 35-year-old, who comes up against Hodgson’s Watford side on Sunday, called time on his international career in 2018, having scored seven goals in 26 games.Vardy has remained an elite Premier League striker and has stayed in the goals, even if he has struggled with injuries this season.Hodgson believes Vardy’s pace is a unique asset and that with the World Cup starting a week after players are in league action, he would be a good fit if other attackers were injured.He said: “Yes, why...

Brendan Rodgers heaps praise on ‘outstanding’ Jamie Vardy.

Brendan Rodgers hails the return of Jamie Vardy after his side gets back to winning ways with three second-half goals. Leicester City were able to put a period of bad form behind them on Wednesday night with a 3-0 win over bottom of the table Norwich City. Brendan Rodgers’ side...