Date: 26th October 2015 at 4:02pm
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Goal scorer Jamie Vardy and clean sheet keeper Kasper Schmeichel have both been on the press tours following the weekend’s victory over Crystal Palace.

Beginning with the man in form, Vardy, who notched up his tenth goal this year and his seventh straight Premier League goal, he told that homework and practice has led to his goal on the day.

‘Obviously we pressed, they`ve missed the clearance, it`s gone straight to Riyad who found me first time and I`ve slotted it straight in. I think, to be honest with you, it was one of the only opportunities I`ve had in the game to get behind them so it`s brilliant to get 10 for the season but the three points are a lot more important.’

Vardy went on to say that he saw Dimitri Payet do the same when they played West Ham, and thankfully he was able to recreate it and see it nestle in the back of the net.

‘I saw what Payet did to them last week when they played. Obviously he`s feigned to shoot and the ‘keeper has gone down, so I was hoping he`d do exactly the same and he did. I just followed it in to make sure it went into the back of the net otherwise their centre half might have got to it. I`m delighted to get the record but it`s onto the next one now and hopefully I can beat it again.’

With the game and three points moving us 13 clear of the drop zone at this early stage of the season, obviously that’s a boost for everyone in the camp given the struggles of last year, so now it’s about kicking on further and seeing how good a season we can actually have.

‘Obviously from last season there aren`t really many changes and we`ve got the year`s experience from last year as well. We`ve got a good set of lads who will definitely put their bodies on the line for each other and the competition for places is well up there as well. There`s no weak link, that`s what it should be and I think we`re solid as a team.’

Schmeichel was also a happy man at full time in the game as he kept his first clean sheet of the Premier League season, and it had been a long time coming.

‘It`s what I`m there to do. We want to keep clean sheets but the way we play sometimes – expansive football – it isn`t possible, but we got a clean sheet and we`re all very, very happy. For me, obviously I like getting clean sheets as a ‘keeper but it`s not as important as long as you`re winning or drawing games. You want them, but I`d much rather win 3-2 than have a 0-0 draw. I`d much rather play the way that we do. I love the mentality that we have – we never stop and we keep going right until the end. It`s a joy to play in a team like this.’

As for the game itself, he went on to say briefly about our opposition.

‘We knew what to expect from Crystal Palace, they`re a very good team – they`re very much in the same sort of mould that we are. We try and stay compact and so do they. We try and hit teams on the break and today, there was maybe a little slice of fortune but it was a great ball to Vards (Jamie Vardy) and he did what he does best.’

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