Saturday 20 January 2018

Jamie Vardy scores in record 11th straight Premier League game

Jamie Vardy sets a new Premier League record
Jamie Vardy sets a new Premier League record

Leicester striker Jamie Vardy has set a new Barclays Premier League record after scoring in his 11th straight game.

The England forward opened the scoring against Manchester United in the 24th minute on Saturday to break Ruud van Nistelrooy's 10-game mark, which had stood since 2003.

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.

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 at Newcastle last week.

Vardy's goals have powered the Foxes, under Claudio Ranieri, to the top of the Premier League - although they were knocked off before they kicked off against United thanks to Manchester City's 3-1 win over Southampton.

He has only failed to score in three games for Leicester this season and also became an England international in June, just three years after becoming non-league football's first £1million player following a move to the King Power Stadium from Fleetwood in 2012.

Bastian Schweinsteiger cancelled out Vardy's opener with a powerful header from close range to make it 1-1 at the break.

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