Today, playing against Manchester United in a 1-1 draw, Jamie Vardy broke Ruud Van Nistelrooy’s record of 10 consecutive goals in consecutive games. On 24 minutes he latched onto the pinpoint cross of Fuch to rifle a shot across goal beating De Gea at the King Power Stadium, making it 11 goals in 11 consecutive games.
He commenced this run with a penalty at Bournemouth, next was Villa when The Foxes bagged a win with a three goal turnaround in the last 10 minutes with Vardy scoring the equaliser. Then it was the turn of Stoke with another comeback and again Vardy bagging the equaliser.
Arsenal were next and defeated Leicester 5-2 but Vardy bagged a brace! At Carrow Road they overcame Norwich with Vardy netting from the spot in a 2-1 win. Another comeback this time at St Marys where his 91st minute strike earned them another point. He netted the only goal against Palace making it 7 in 7. He then netted at the Hawthorns in a thrilling 3-2 win. Another penalty and another win this time Watford. A brilliant goal against Newcastle levelled the record with Ruud van Nistelrooy. He makes history today with his goal against Manchester United beating David De Gea making it 11 in 11.
The question is do you think he will stop? He next faces Swansea who are struggling and he is probably odds on scoring. If he achieves it he will equal Jimmy Dunne’s top-flight record from 1931-32 where he scored 12 goals in successive matches for Sheffield United.
Jamie Vardy – Career:
- In 2010 he signed for Halifax Town scoring 27 goals. In his second season he made 4 appearances and scored 3 goals before signing for Conference Town side Fleetwood.
- In his first season he scored 34 goals in 42 appearances.
- On the 18th May 2012 he signed a 3 year deal with Leicester City for £1 million a non-league record.
- In his first season he made 29 appearances scoring 5 goals.
- In 2013 / 14 he scored 16 goals in 41 appearances and helped Leicester get promotion to the Premier League as Champions.
- In a dramatic 2014 / 15 season under Pearson he made 36 appearances and scored 5 goals one of which was the dramatic come back against Manchester United clawing the club back out of the bottom to earn a respectable 14th position after a tremendous turn around in form.
- He made 4 England appearances in 2015.