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Defending Premier League champions Leicester City got their first win of the season as Jamie Vardy's trademark first-half strike and Wes Morgan's second-half effort were enough to see off Swansea City 2-1 in wet conditions at the King Power Stadium yesterday.

Swansea did respond nine minutes from time, with Leroy Fer heading in past substitute goalkeeper Ron-Robert Zieler, with Schmeichel off injured. "Monday he will have an operation", said Ranieri via the the Leicester Mercury.

Schmeichel is expected to be fit for the trip to Liverpool on September 10 following the global break and should not miss any fixtures.

England worldwide Vardy fired his side to a stunning title with 24 Premier League goals last season. "Four, five days and he will be ready for the next match".

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Leicester have scored just once in their opening two league games, with that goal coming through Riyad Mahrez from the penalty spot at Hull City.

Vardy had failed to score in the defeat to Hull City and draw with Arsenal, but Ranieri was always confident in the England worldwide prior to his powerful finish from Danny Drinkwater's long pass. The Italian said he was not anxious and called Vardy a natural goal scorer - he was proved right.

"A goalscorer always scores goals", Ranieri said. "Of course, some seasons a little more, some seasons a little less, but the goal-scorer never forgets the way". The first half was outstanding for us and we have to score more goals. "He wanted to play today of course and he felt something so it changed".

Leicester City secured their first three points of their title defence, edging out Swansea City in a 2-1 triumph.

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"I don't want to speak of Kante".

"Swansea arrive seeking their third successive away victory and their first ever at the King Power Stadium, knowing that it will be the hosts whose performance will be under far greater scrutiny". Leicester, however, weathered the storm in more ways than one to hold on for Claudio Ranieri's 100th Premier League win and an important three points.

"We played well on the counter-attack against Arsenal, they worry about Jamie, so we find another solution to surprise the opponents".

The Leicester 'keeper limped off in the second half, prompting concerns that he could miss the club's first ever foray into the Champions League, which starts next month with a trip to Club Brugge. "I tell the players at half-time the game is not finished".

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