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The Hard Foul Podcast: English Premier League Update


Kevin De Bruyne has been the engine behind Manchester City’s hot start. (Getty Images)

On a special edition of the Hard Foul Podcast, Evan Sally was joined Hard Foul Sports soccer correspondent Stefan Hanley. The guys talked about the biggest stories in the English Premier League, including:

  • Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City revolution
  • Tottenham and Liverpool’s high energy styles
  • Whether Arsenal can challenge for the title
  • Manchester United and Chelsea’s shaky starts
  • Leicester’s future

Evan also got Stefan’s thoughts on 18 year old American soccer prodigy Christian Pulisic. Just how good can he be?

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The Unlikely Star: How Jamie Vardy and Leicester City Became the Biggest Surprises in Sports

After scoring in a record setting 11 straight games, Jamie Vardy has the world celebrating with him (Getty Images)

After scoring in a record setting 11 straight games, Jamie Vardy is on top of the English soccer world. (Getty Images)

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In mid-2013, Jamie Vardy was on the verge of walking away from soccer. In December 2015, he’s a Premier League record holder, England international, and this season’s top scorer.

Based on current form, youd be forgiven for doubting there was ever a time when Vardy wasnt on top of the world. Every game is met with grit and effort, every goal with jubilation. But it wasnt always so. Before he broke Ruud Van Nistelrooys streak of 10 consecutive games with a goal, he was edging ever closer to joining a club no one wants to be in – the almost made its.

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