Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy has been the subject of plenty of well-deserved praise after his fairytale rise continued with a record-equalling goal in the Premier League yesterday.
The 28-year-old matched Ruud van Nistelrooy’s record for scoring in 10 successive games with the first in Leicester’s 3-0 victory at Newcastle United, which sent them to the top of the table.
Arsenal defender Martin Keown, a three-time title and FA Cup winner with the Gunners, perhaps paid Vardy the highest compliment of all, comparing him to Liverpool legend Ian Rush.
Rush is Liverpool’s leading scorer of all time with 346 goals and helped the Reds to five league titles and three European Cups. Mentioning Vardy in the same breath is a testament to his prolific form.
The England forward is clear at the top of the Premier League’s scoring charts with 13 goals – an incredible achievement considering that he was playing non-league football only four seasons ago.
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