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20th Aug 2018

Jamie Vardy went to away dressing room to apologise for tackle on Wolves’ Matt Doherty

Vardy was sent off for the challenge

Darragh Murphy

Jamie Vardy was quick to apologise for the tackle which earned him an early bath on Saturday afternoon.

Vardy was sent off for his reckless challenge on Matt Doherty during Leicester’s 2-0 victory over Wolverhampton Wanderers at the weekend.

The Foxes forward was given his marching orders by referee Mike Dean and while manager Claude Puel insisted that Vardy was “unlucky” to see red, Leicester are not likely to appeal the decision.

Doherty, whose own goal opened the scoring, was replaced by Morgan Gibbs White but escaped serious injury and he has revealed that Vardy checked in on him after the full-time whistle at the King Power Stadium.

“I’m fine, I’ve just got some stud marks,” Doherty told the Leicester Mercury. “My leg wasn’t planted which was beneficial to me. I’m fine.

“I think if my leg was planted it would have been worse but a split-second before, I could see it coming, so I kind of rolled with it. He still caught me but I’m okay.

“To be fair he knocked and looked in and asked if everything was alright. I said it was fine so there were no hard feelings. He said his apologies, so I’m fine with that.”