EPL: Even Jamie Vardy can't believe he broke scoring record
Jamie Vardy was pinching himself on Saturday night after he broke Ruud van Nistelrooy's scoring record in Leicester's 1-1 draw against Manchester United
Leicester: Jamie Vardy was pinching himself on Saturday night after he broke Ruud van Nistelrooy's scoring record in Leicester's 1-1 draw against Manchester United.
Leicester City's Jamie Vardy celebrates after scoring against Manchester United. Pic/AFP
Vardy became the first player to score in 11 consecutive Premier League games when he ran on to Christian Fuchs' through-ball and slotted the ball past David de Gea to put the Foxes ahead at the King Power Stadium.
The last person to find the net 11 times in a row was Stan Mortensen with Blackpool in the 1950-51 season.
What makes Vardy's achievement even more remarkable is that just three-and-a-half years ago he was playing non-league football with Fleetwood Town.
"It's unbelievable. I think I got a bit carried away with myself," Vardy said while being shown a replay of his record-breaking goal.
"Obviously we've got a lot of pace in the team and I think counter-attacking is a big advantage for us. If we can break as quick we have, then obviously it is going to benefit the team."
Vardy admitted his evening was tinged with an element of disappointment because of Bastian Schweinsteiger's equaliser.
"I am obviously delighted to get the goal that takes me past Van Nistelrooy, but the main thing was the performance," he said. "I think we put in a very good shift in today and in the end a point was probably a fair result."
Leicester printed a 'Vardy 11' shirt during the second half and presented it to him after the game.