Despite a goal-filled final day for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Danny Ings and Raheem Sterling, Jamie Vary held on to win the Premier League’s Golden Boot.
Vardy had scored 23 goals before their match against Man Utd on Sunday with Southampton striker Ings his closest competitor on 21 goals.
Vardy endured a tough game against United, failing to find the net as the Red Devils earned a Top 4 place with a win.
The Golden Boot party was almost ruined for Vardy as those in the running made a final push for the award.
Of the players in the top five, only Vardy and Salah failed to score a goal on Sunday.
Ings netted in Southampton’s win over Sheffield United while Raheem Sterling also found the net as Man City thrashed relegated Norwich.
Aubameyang shared the award with Saio Mane and Mo Salah last season but had to contend with joint-second in this campaign.
The Gabonese striker looked like he might pose a threat after netting two first-half goals against Watford to take him to 22 goals but he failed to find another.
Jamie Vardy is the 2019/20 Golden Boot winner 🥇 pic.twitter.com/XGuGeAGtSz
— Leicester City (@LCFC) July 26, 2020