The attitude exhibited by Claudio Ranieri in the closing stages of Leicester’s match against Crystal Palace has been likened to that of a caged animal by Vardy.
Ranieri whipped the crowd at the King Power Stadium into a frenzy and spurred the Leicester team to a victory, however Pardew felt the Italian was goading his players.
Vardy, who was on target again for the seventh consecutive EPL match, was amused by the antics Ranieri put on display.
“I had to have a little chuckle to be fair at the end,” he told LCFC.com.
“I didn’t know why the crowd were getting so hectic and then I looked at the boss and he looked like a caged animal!
“He was going absolutely crackers. But he’s got the fans absolutely booming after that and you could hear from their roar that they wanted us to see it through and they’ve helped us get the three points.”
“You’ve seen how we’ve defended at the end,” Vardy added.
“We’ve conceded a few lately but we were defending like absolute lions and the three points were fully deserved for the second-half performance I think.
“They have put their bodies on the line with every ball getting clipped into the box at the end – it was non-stop.
“They defended brilliantly and it just shows the character in the squad because every man was defending.”