Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy has won the Premier League Golden Boot for the first time in his career after finishing the season with 23 goals to his name.
Vardy – who came within a single goal of claiming the award back in 2015/16 – drew a blank in the Foxes’ 2-0 defeat to Manchester United at the King Power Stadium on Sunday afternoon to end the campaign one ahead of Danny Ings and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – who both scored on the final day – in the goalscoring charts.
“I’m delighted, but it’s all about the team,” Vardy told Sky Sports after picking up his award. “I wouldn’t have been in the position l am with the goals if it wasn’t for them and luckily I’ve put a few of them away.
“I don’t feel my age. Touch wood, I’m not picking up many injuries and I’ll try to come back as strong as l can next year.”
Southampton forward Ings was on target with his 22nd strike of the season, and the first from the penalty spot, as his team overcame Sheffield United 3-1 at St Mary’s.
Meanwhile, Arsenal striker Aubameyang – who shared last season’s award along with Liverpool’s Sadio Mane having each scored 22 times – scored twice in the Gunners’ 3-2 win over Watford, which relegated the Hornets.
Mo Salah, who won the award in 2017/18, finished fourth with 19 goals, after drawing a blank in champions’ Liverpool’s 3-1 win at Newcastle where he appeared as a second-half substitute.