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.
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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.
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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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