Jamie Vardy's goal utterly ruined by his feeble attempt to punch corner flag 5 years ago

Jamie Vardy's goal utterly ruined by his feeble attempt to punch corner flag

Things have been a bit shit for Leicester of late.

The champions of England have looked increasingly like relegation fodder in recent weeks, something which - with or without a bit of a push from some of the playing staff - has cost Claudio Ranieri his job.

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Jamie Vardy, whose goals went a long way to firing Leicester to their unlikely title triumph, is one of the players that has failed to replicate his 2015/16 form.

But, with Liverpool in town for the first game of the post-Ranieri era, guess who rolled back the months? Jamie Richard Vardy, that's who.

Reminiscent of so many of his goals last season, Vardy timed a run to perfection to get in behind the Liverpool back line and slotted calmly into the near post of Simon Mignolet's goal. A good finish.

But, football fans being football fans, a quick look at the reaction to his goal on Twitter showed that more people were concerned with his celebration.

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As the following poor quality pictures reveal (we're not allowed to show proper footage, sorry), Vardy raced away from the goal and towards the corner flag.

There was a knee slide...

And, returning to his feet, there was an attempt to punch the corner flag into oblivion...

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But Vardy, a man who has been known to punch his own face in frustration, failed to connect properly...

Something which (because it's really important) plenty of viewers swiftly picked up on...

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Vardy added a second to his name later in the game to make it 3-0 to the good.  Coutinho pegged one back for the away side a few minutes later.