Leicester City got over the weekend loss to Burnley and back to winning ways with a 4-1 thumping of West Ham at the King Power Stadium last night.
The Foxes cemented their Champions League slot the night after Chelsea dropped points against Arsenal and boosted their confidence with a simple win.
Ayoze Perez was the star of the show after Jamie Vardy limped off early, netting twice to help Brendan Rodgers’ side get back on track.
Perez was not an especially prolific goalscorer for Newcastle but has stepped up at times this season and did so once again with Vardy off the pitch and James Maddison having a sticky period.
Perez drew plenty of praise on Twitter and rightly so after a night when Leicester got the boost they needed ahead of continuing their assault on the two domestic cups in their next two matches.
The form of teams below them means that their top four spot should be safe provided they use this win as a springboard for some consistency.
It remains to be seen how long Vardy will be out for and in the meantime, Perez will need to carry on stepping up and producing the goals.
If he does, he can expect more reaction like this from the fans…
I love you Ayoze
— Lennon Veasey 🥳 (@Foxyproxy1313) January 22, 2020
Great game, perfect penalty, well played Ayoze. The beginning of many more.
— Rich Tea (@richtob1) January 22, 2020
love you Ayo, only getting better aswell!
— ⋄ (@WiII9i_) January 22, 2020
I knew you'd come through.
— Zman (@JZAHN1) January 23, 2020
Yes ayoze what a baller silence the haters
— George (@ChoudhurySZN) January 22, 2020
Keep it up fella
— marc smith (@marcuspolo1981) January 23, 2020
Well done lads, great performance, it’s what we’ve been missing. Keep going!
— jonotowers 🦊 (@jonotowers) January 22, 2020
Great game, great result , you looked happier in that wide position today , 2 goals and some nice clever touches , keep it up 👍💪👊👏👏👏👏🤘🙌🙌👉🦊👈
— David Hansford (@DaveH1966) January 22, 2020
Brilliant fella. Well done.
— Gaz Evans (@garry1098S) January 22, 2020