Carabao Cup: Tranmere Rovers 0-2 Leicester City

Jamie Vardy celebrates scoring the goal
Jamie Vardy’s goal was his first since the 2-2 draw with Leicester City everton on May 1

Two goals in four minutes of the second half allowed Leicester City to overcome Tranmere Rovers and reach the third round of the Carabao Cup.

City had the ball in the first half but failed to direct any effort as Tranmere made two attempts.

A Wilfred Ndidi strike from a narrow angle put the Foxes ahead 10 minutes after the break.

Soon after Jamie Vardy scored his first goal of the season, heading in Ndidi’s cross at the back post.

Tranmere’s goalkeeping coach, Joe Murphy, 42, put on the gloves as he did in Round 1 – more than 23 years after he kept goal for Rovers as an 18-year-old. Losing the League Cup final in 2000 To the Foxes at Old Wembley Stadium.

Leicester’s Polish goalkeeper Jakub Stolarczyk had to be alert to saves from Dan Pike and Josh Hooks in the first half while Cesar Casady twice went close after a good early chance by Harry Winks.

Leicester had more opportunities to widen the gap after taking the lead, as substitutes Wanya Marcal Madivadoa and Ndidi saved ten minutes before the end, while Kasady also came close to scoring.

Tranmere struggled to create chances as Jordan Turnbull made a fine effort to deny Yunus Akgün a late goal before Rovers substitute Rhys McCaller parried a late shot.

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