- Jamie Vardy went the extra mile to wind-up Bristol City fans on Saturday
- The Leicester City striker ran the length of the pitch after scoring the winner
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Jamie Vardy was the chief antagonist for Leicester in Saturday’s hard-fought victory over Bristol City at the King Power stadium.
The former England international netted the winner for Enzo Maresca’s side after striking from the penalty spot in the 67th minute to inflict defeat on Nigel Pearson’s side.
Vardy was handed just his second league start of the season for the Foxes after largely being restricted to making appearances from the bench.
However, his lack of minutes didn’t stop him from producing a trademark celebration after scoring late on to seal three points for the hosts against the Robins.
Vardy tucked his 12-yard spot-kick into the top-right corner before setting off on his full-pitch run down to the Bristol City supporters in attendance.
Jamie Vardy (right) was the chief antagonist for Leicester in Saturday’s win over Bristol City
Vardy ran the length of the pitch to celebrate in front of travelling Bristol City supporters
He evaded grabs from joyous team-mates and ran directly up the opposite end while cupping a hand to his ear much to the annoyance of the 3,300 travelling fans.
The 36-year-old then stared down members of the crowd before showing his back to them and appearing to act like he was ripping something off of his shoulders.
Vardy then turns back to face the stands and spreads his arms out while slapping his chest as he begins to trudge back towards the halfway line.
Vardy’s celebration echoed similarities to when Emmanuel Adebayor produced a similar celebration against Arsenal in 2009
Bristol City fans had been attempting to unnerve the striker throughout the contest with chants about his wife, Rebekah, being sung from the stands in his direction.
Rebekah had previously been involved in a dramatic legal dispute with Wayne Rooney’s wife, Coleen, with Bristol fans chanting ‘Jamie Vardy, your wife is a grass’.
The celebration was clearly a way for Vardy to express his emotions and draws similarities to when Emmanuel Adebayor ran the length of the pitch after scoring for Man City against former side Arsenal in 2009.
Adebayor caused chaos in the stands when he slid on his knees to meet the travelling Gunners fanbase. He was handed a £25,000 fine and a two-match suspended ban as a result.