Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy set a new Premier League record by scoring for the 11th consecutive game in his side’s home match with Manchester United on Saturday.
The England international, 28, had last week equalled the record of scoring in 10 successive matches held, ironically, by former United striker Ruud van Nistelrooy.
He claimed the record outright in the 24th minute at the King Power Stadium by racing onto a through ball from Christian Fuchs and drilling a low, right-foot shot past David de Gea to put Leicester 1-0 up.
Van Nistelrooy was quick to congratulate Vardy, writing on Twitter: “Well done @vardy7! You’re number one now and you deserved it. #11inarow.”
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