EDDIE Howe admitted Cherries struggled to handle Jamie Vardy this afternoon, stating: "We didn't deal with him well enough".

The former England striker scored two and set up one as Leicester eased to a 3-1 victory over Howe's men at King Power Stadium.

Vardy broke the deadlock after running beyond Steve Cook and Chris Mepham and lofting a shot over Aaron Ramsdale and proved a thorn in the side of the visiting defence all afternoon.

Youri Tielemans also netted for the Foxes, cancelling out a Callum Wilson strike.

"He was a real threat," said Howe of Vardy.

"We obviously planned for him, we talked about him but we didn't deal with him well enough.

"We have to give him credit for how he performed. He was a constant menace, even just chasing lost causes and putting our goalkeeper under pressure. He did that very well."

The Cherries boss added: "I find fault with all the goals. The first goal probably especially because at that stage we had started well.

"We were away from home and we'd done many great things in the game at that moment and we were where we wanted to be in the match.

"It was one ball and that's what he (Vardy) specialises with.

"One opportunity, a long ball over the top and we have conceded."