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Jamie Vardy scores for England in qualifier against Lithuania; is good again probably

The Englishman knocked home the Three Lions’ second after being on the pitch for barely five minutes.

England v Lithuania - FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifier Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

Jamie Vardy’s goals this campaign haven’t come in the rapid-fire state that they did last season. A very dry spell to open the year has been followed up nicely by improved form over the last month or so.

Today at Wembley, the 30-year-old forward was back on the scoresheet for England notching a 66th minute strike to give the home side a 2-0 lead. It was a nice goal. He was happy. The form is returning. Most likely.

Let’s have a look at this beauty:

That is what we like to see, Jamie. That is what we like to see.

A lovely move by the England attacking front (don’t see those words together very often) result in Vardy cooly sliding home the goal to put the match out of reach. The finish reminded me of a favorite Vardy goal...back against Manchester United in September of 2015:

That goal gives me goosebumps every...single...time. It seems like a century ago now.

Back to Vardy: the lad has taken a bunch of criticism this season from his lack of scoring prowess to his alleged involvement (or otherwise) with Claudio Ranieri’s sacking. So it’s good to see him getting back in the goals and in the national team picture. No matter what you think of him, his story is an inspiring one.

He’s part of the heart and soul of this Leicester team. Not quite the brains yet though.