Vardy scores twice as Leicester defeat Newport in Carabao Cup

Jamie Vardy scored twice as Leicester’s revival continued with a comfortable 3-0 Carabao Cup win over Newport County.

League Two Newport’s resistance was broken on 44 minutes when James Justin bent home a beautiful 20-yard effort, before the defender was taken off on a stretcher in the second half.

The visitors improved after the break but they could not contain Vardy.

The striker made the result safe with two fine finishes to ensure Leicester moved into the last 16 of the EFL Cup.

The Foxes’ recent resurgence continued with the win over the Exiles, with Leicester having now won four of their last five games.