Premier League golden boot: Jamie Vardy wins award after final day of the season

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Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy has claimed the Premier League golden boot.

The ex-England striker takes the award for the second time in his career.

Last season, Sadio Mane, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Mohamed Salah all shared the prize, with the Egyptian having won it the previous year.

But this time around, none have been able to keep pace with the 33-year-old Foxes hitman.

Vardy entered the final day of the campaign, and Leicester’s top four shootout with Manchester United, with 23 goals to his name.

That was two more than nearest contender Danny Ings and three more than Arsenal captain Aubameyang.

Salah and Raheem Sterling were a goal further back, with 19 apiece.

And while Aubameyang scored twice and Ings notched from the penalty spot – with Sterling also finding the net – Vardy takes the award despite his failure to net in Leicester’s clash with Manchester United.

His second golden boot will be bittersweet no doubt, given Leicester’s 2-0 loss to United meant that they miss out on a Champions League place.

While Vardy finishes on 23 goals, Ings and Aubameyang both finish on 22.

Ings scored Southampton’s third from the penalty spot on the final day in a 3-1 win over Sheffield United.

And Aubameyang bagged a brace in Arsenal’s 3-2 win over relegated Watford.

Raheem Sterling also netted on the last day, taking him to 20 for the season in the Premier League, as Manchester City comfortably defeated bottom club Norwich.

Jamie Vardy (Leicester City) – 23 Goals

Danny Ings (Southampton), Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Arsenal) – 22 Goals

Raheem Sterling (Man City) – 20 Goals

Mohamed Salah (Liverpool) – 19 Goals

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