Brendan Rodgers hails record-breaker Jamie Vardy

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Brendan Rodgers hails record-breaker Jamie Vardy as the forward becomes the first player to score 100 Premier League goals after turning 30 following strike in Wolves rout

Brendan Rodgers paid tribute to Jamie Vardy for becoming the first player to score a century of Premier League goals after turning 30.

Vardy came off the bench to complete Leicester’s 4-0 win at Wolves on Sunday and reach the landmark, having already surpassed Ian Wright’s previous record of 93 goals in March.

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‘I’m delighted for him,’ said Rodgers. ‘He’s been amazing. Whether he starts or not, he gives us that hunger. He’s not a selfish player at all but he loves to score goals. Even when he’s not scoring, he still has an impact on the team.’

Jamie Vardy became the first player to score 100 Premier League goals after turning 30

Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers hailed Vardy after he scored in his side's 4-0 win over Wolves

Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers hailed Vardy after he scored in his side’s 4-0 win over Wolves

Rodgers also praised goalkeeper Danny Ward, who kept a fourth clean sheet in five games with a string of fine saves.

Ward suffered a difficult start to the season after replacing Kasper Schmeichel as Leicester’s No 1, but Rodgers resisted pressure to drop the Welshman.

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‘It was always going to be difficult for him to step in and replace Kasper, but he’s growing into the jersey,’ added Rodgers.

‘What we’ve seen in the last few games is the resilience in the team, to stand up and be counted.’

Rodgers said 35-year-old Vardy 'has been amazing' for the club 'whether he starts or not'

Rodgers said 35-year-old Vardy ‘has been amazing’ for the club ‘whether he starts or not’

The forward came off the bench to score Leicester's fourth goal in their rout at Molineux

The forward came off the bench to score Leicester’s fourth goal in their rout at Molineux

Rodgers also praised goalkeeper Danny Ward, who produced a string of fine saves in the game

Rodgers also praised goalkeeper Danny Ward, who produced a string of fine saves in the game

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