Leicester City and England striker Jamie Vardy equalled Ruud Van Nistelrooy’s Premier League record of scoring in ten consecutive games. Van Nistelrooy of course set his record while playing for Manchester United and Vardy will be looking to break the record when United visit The King Power Stadium next Saturday.
Should Vardy score against United then his next target will be Jimmy Dunne’s top flight record of scoring in 12 consecutive games in the 1931/32 season.
Vardy equalled the record as Leicester beat Newcastle United 3-0 at St James Park to move to the top of the league. Meaning next weeks clash between Leicester and United will see first taking on second. United had earlier go top thanks to their 2-1 win at Watford. Whilst defeats for Arsenal and Manchester City and Leicester’s win saw them overtake United.
Not even Leicester’s biggest fans could have imagined that they would be welcoming United to The King Power in the last fixture of November sitting top of the league. Leicester looked set for relegation back to The Championship until the final third of last season saw them escaping relegation. No-one could have imagined that Leicester would sitting on top of the league at this stage of the season.
Vardy is three goals away from equalling his best goalscoring season for Leicester. When he struck 16 goals in the 2013/14 season when Leicester won promotion from The Championship. Vardy only managed 5 goals in all competitions last season and large parts of season struggled for a starting place in the Leicester team. But he now must be the first name on the Leicester team-sheet and should he continue this goalscoring form and remain fit, it will be difficult for Roy Hodgson to leave him out of the starting line-up in the Euros.