Jamie Vardy has broken Ruud van Nistelrooy’s Premier League record for goals in successive games by scoring for the 11th match in a row in Leicester City’s visit of Manchester United this evening.
The history-making moment came 24 minutes into the top-of-the-table clash at the King Power Stadium as Christian Fuchs slipped Vardy through and he finished past David de Gea to prompt wild celebrations.
The goal originated from a United corner. Kasper Schmeichel collected and released Fuchs, whose inch-perfect pass in behind found Vardy to complete a counter-attack reminiscent of Van Nistelrooy’s United.
The England international, playing non-league football three seasons ago, matched the Dutchman’s achievement against Newcastle United last weekend, and now stands alone in Premier League folklore.
Some of the gloss was taken off an impressive first-half display from the Foxes when Bastian Schweinsteiger cannoned a header past Schmeichel to bring the Red Devils level at 1-1 by the break.
Victory would see either side usurp Manchester City at the Premier League summit. But, no matter the final result, it will surely be Vardy’s name deservedly making the back-page headlines tomorrow.
Half-time: Leicester City 1-1 Manchester United
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