Jamie Vardy breaks Premier League record by scoring in 11th game in a row

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Jamie Vardy
Jamie Vardy

Jamie Vardy scored in his 11th game in a row to set a new Premier League record, netting in the first half againstManchester United.

Ruud van Nistelrooy‘s record of 10 – set while at United – stood for 12 years but Vardy, facing the meanest defence in the division, surpassed the mark set by the Dutchman at the King Power Stadium.

Jamie Vardy scores the first goal for Leicester City to break the record after scoring in eleven consecutive Premier League games
Jamie Vardy scores the first goal for Leicester City to break the record after scoring in eleven consecutive Premier League games – Reuters

Vardy netted his 14th goal of the season when he latched onto Christian Fuchs‘ pass and fired in across David De Gea from 12 yards after Kasper Schmeichel had launched a quick break from a United corner.

United equalised in first-half stoppage time when Bastian Schweinsteigerpowered in a header as the sides drew 1-1.

The result meant Manchester City, who returned to the top of the table earlier in the day by beating Southampton 3-1, remained there on goal difference ahead of Leicester.

Both teams have 29 points from 14 matches with United third on 28 points.Arsenal, who play at Norwich City on Sunday, are fourth with 26.

“It’s unbelievable. I think I got a bit carried away with myself,” Vardy said while being shown a replay of his record-breaking goal.

“Obviously we’ve got a lot of pace in the team and I think counter-attacking is a big advantage for us. “If we can break as quick we have, then obviously it is going to benefit the team.”

The 28-year-old’s run started with a late penalty in the 1-1 draw at Bournemouth in August and has included braces against Arsenal and Southampton, a winner against Watford and the record-equalling strike a tNewcastle last week.

Three-and-a-half years ago Vardy had just spearheaded Fleetwood to promotion to the Football League for the first time in their history.

However, fast forward to 2015 Vardy is now an England international and the Premier League’s 14-goal top scorer since becoming non-league football’s first £1million player when he joined the Foxes from Fleetwood in 2012.

Author: EuroSports

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