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Vardy breaks goalscoring record

Posted by Warren Fyfe on November 28, 2015 in Warren Fyfe Site

Jamie Vardy broke Ruud van Nistelrooy’s record as he became the first player to score in 11 consecutive Premier League matches.

The Leicester striker netted in the first half of his side’s

game against Manchester United.

Dutchman Van Nistelrooy achieved the feat for Manchester United across two seasons in 2003.

Vardy’s run has included 13 goals, making him the league’s top scorer with 14 goals in total.

Four goals after the 80th minute, three from the penalty spot and some while bones were broken, BBC Sport takes a look at how Vardy’s magnificent streak took place.

29 August: Bournemouth 1-1 Leicester

Jamie Vardy scores against Bournemouth

It all started on the south coast as Vardy was fouled in the box and picked himself up to smash in a late penalty and rescue a point. It preserved Leicester’s unbeaten start to the season after four games.

League position:

3rd

Manager Claudio Ranieri:

“We have a week now where the players go to their national team and when they come back we must re-start with the same mentality.”

Vardy was picked for England for the first time a day later.

Match report

13 September: Leicester 3-2 Aston Villa

Jamie Vardy scores against Aston Villa

Leicester made a stunning second-half comeback from 2-0 down to beat Villa, with Vardy netting the equaliser in the 82nd minute from close range.

League position:

2nd

BBC Radio 5 live pundit Martin Keown:

“This Leicester team is incredible. The energy of it all. Jamie Vardy just knows there’s going to be an opening for him.”

Match report

19 September: Stoke 2-2 Leicester

Jamie Vardy scores against Stoke

Once again, Leicester came from behind to get something out of a game. Could Vardy do it on a sunny Saturday afternoon at Stoke? You bet he could, holding off the chasing defence to claim the leveller.

League position:

3rd

Manager Claudio Ranieri:

“The spirit is good. It is good for the table and important for us to work during training.”

Match report

26 September: Leicester 2-5 Arsenal

Jamie Vardy scores against Arsenal

Claudio Ranieri’s side suffered their first defeat of the season after being demolished by an Alexis Sanchez hat-trick, but Vardy managed to grab both his side’s goals, including an 89th-minute consolation.

League position:

6th

Final Score pundit Jermaine Jenas:

“It’s such a difficult place to play at Leicester because of all that pace. Jamie Vardy just runs the channels non-stop.”

Match report

3 October: Norwich 1-2 Leicester

Jamie Vardy scores against Norwich

Vardy struck another penalty as Leicester got back to winning ways, despite manager Ranieri revealing the striker was playing with two broken bones in his wrist suffered against Villa.

League position:

4th

Leicester winger Jeffrey Schlupp:

“Jamie Vardy up front terrorises the defenders. He is a pest and always in the defenders’ faces.”

Match report

17 October: Southampton 2-2 Leicester

Jamie Vardy scores against Southampton

Two goals down again? No problem when you have Vardy in your side. The former non-league frontman pulled a goal back with a header and blasted home the equaliser in injury time.

League position:

5th

Manager Claudio Ranieri:

“Jamie Vardy is very important for us. I believe in this team. When we are desperate we make more, more and more.”

Match report

24 October: Leicester 1-0 Crystal Palace

Jamie Vardy scores against Crystal Palace

Vardy is known for his all-action style of play, but has he got the technical ability in his game? Of course, he has. He showed composure by nicking the ball over the goalkeeper and slotting in the winner against Palace.

League position:

5th

Manager Claudio Ranieri:

“Jamie Vardy is fantastic because every ball could be good for him. The spirit is fantastic and is one of our strengths, we never give up and continue to fight.”

Match report

31 October: West Brom 2-3 Leicester

Jamie Vardy scores against West Brom

Vardy’s run almost came to an end against the Baggies when he went down injured – but after treatment from the physio he returned to the pitch and netted his side’s third goal.

League position:

3rd

Manager Claudio Ranieri:

“It’s important Jamie Vardy continues to work for the team. The record is good for everybody.”

Match report

7 November: Leicester 2-1 Watford

Jamie Vardy scores against Watford

Another injury scare, this time going down holding his groin. Nothing was going to stop Vardy on his mission, though, and the lad can hold his nerve. Another from the spot, another win for Leicester.

League position:

3rd

BBC Sport pundit John Hartson:

“Jamie Vardy’s form is incredible. If he is fit and raring to go, he should start for England.”

Match report

21 November: Newcastle 0-3 Leicester

Jamie Vardy scores against Newcastle

Vardy joined Ruud van Nistelrooy by scoring in 10 straight games after netting just before half-time. Better news was to come as Manchester City and Arsenal, leaving Leicester top of the table.

League position:

1st

Manager Claudio Ranieri:

“Jamie Vardy is a great champion and did well in training. I also had Gabriel Batistuta at Fiorentina score in 11 consecutive matches and I hope Jamie can achieve this.”

Match report

28 November: Leicester v Manchester United

Jamie Vardy scores against Manchester United

He’s done it!! Vardy becomes a record-breaker, getting on the end of Christian Fuchs’ through ball and slotting past David de Gea

League position:

1st

Former Leicester defender Matt Elliott:

“Oh my word! The whole stadium is up on its feet, myself included! It was an inch-perfect ball in behind the United defence, and Jamie Vardy was onto it in a flash. What a finish, what quality!”

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Article source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/34953098

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