Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy continued his goalscoring run at the Hawthorns on Sunday as West Brom fell to a 3-0 defeat on the opening day.

Both of the strikers’ goals came from the penalty spot as the Baggies limped to the full-time whistle after a promising start to the game.

Mistakes came from both Dara O’Shea and Kyle Bartley as Vardy celebrated by cupping his ears to an empty home stand.

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Vardy delivered a message to the Baggies fans after the game, claiming he loves playing in the midlands, as his record shows.

“Yeah, I’ve enjoyed obviously playing here over the years,” he told Sky Sports.

“Getting a few goals so just thought I’d celebrate for them watching at home.”

The experienced forward couldn’t help but smile when sharing the reasoning behind his celebrations, and that is the opposite of what Albion fans were feeling at home.

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Charlie Austin, also great at penalties, didn’t get a taste of Premier League action, and his record against Vardy shows where the Baggies are struggling.

The Leicester forward has scored six goals at the Hawthorns now in his career, more than Austin has managed since arriving from Southampton at the home stadium.

West Brom would do anything for a striker of the calibre of Vardy, with the Baggies screaming out for another forward.

Karlan Grant and Mario Mandzukic continue to be linked with the club, and there needs to be some movement before the trip to Everton next time out in the Premier League.

In other West Brom news, Darren Moore goes wild for this Baggies player despite opening day defeat

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