Leicester City's Caglar Soyuncu celebrates scoring their first goal with teammates during their Premier League game against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park on Sunday. Photo: John Sibley/Reuters

LONDON  Caglar Soyuncu's first goal for his club and a late effort by Jamie Vardy earned Leicester City a 2-0 win at Crystal Palace to move them back into third place in the Premier League on Sunday.

Turkish centre back Soyuncu broke the deadlock at Selhurst Park when he headed home James Maddison's 57th-minute corner.

Vardy fired in his 10th league goal of the season late on to seal the points and a third successive win for Leicester.

After last week's runaway 9-0 thrashing of Southampton, Leicester produced a controlled performance to move to 23 points from 11 games, two points behind Manchester City.

Palace, who could have gone fifth with a win, struggled to create clear chances and remained in ninth place.

The Foxes, who stunned the football world when they won the Premier League title at the end of the 2015/16 season, have made their best ever start to a top flight campaign.

Reuters