Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy made history on Saturday by scoring for the 11th Premier League match running in his side’s 1-1 draw at home to Manchester United.
The England forward struck in the 24th minute, running onto Christian Fuchs’s pass and arrowing a shot past David de Gea to break a record he had previously shared with former United striker Ruud van Nistelrooy.
“I’m delighted to have got the goal,” Vardy, the league’s top scorer with 14 goals, told BBC Sport.
“It’s a bit disappointing the way we conceded their goal because it could have been three points.
“I’ve just been taking each game as it comes. The record was not in my mind. It would have affected my performance and the team’s, and that’s the last thing I wanted to do.”
Van Nistelrooy, whose record had stood since 2003, was quick to congratulate Vardy, writing on Twitter: “Well done @vardy7! You’re number one now and you deserved it. #11inarow.”
The record caps a remarkable rise for 28-year-old Vardy, who was playing non-league football in 2012 and had been playing in the seventh tier of English football as recently as 2010.– Source: AFP