Leicester City forward Jamie Vardy equals scoring record

Leicester City forward Jamie Vardy

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Leicester forward Jamie Vardy equalled the Premier League record of scoring in ten consecutive games as his side moved to the top of the table with a 3-0 victory over Newcastle.

Vardy has now scored 13 top flight goals in as many games this season as the Foxes moved a point clear of Manchester United at the top of the standings on Saturday.

The England international is just the second player in the history of the Premier League to score in ten straight games as he matched Dutchman Ruud van Nistelrooy’s record, which was set in 2003.

The unprecedented run also caps a meteoric rise up the divisions for Vardy, who only made his top flight bow at the beginning of last season and was playing non-league football with Fleetwood as recently as 2012

The 28-year-old admitted that his current success was down to a lot of hard work and he is determined to continue finding the back of the net to help Claudio Ranieri’s side remain at the right end of the table.

He said: “There’s a lot of hard work gone into it and long may it continue. Hopefully I’ll keep scoring the goals to get Leicester points.”

The Sheffield-born striker insists that the club’s main priority remains surviving in the top flight even though they are already 19 points clear of the drop zone.

He added: “We have to keep picking points up and as soon as we get to 40 we can reassess. When we get there, we’ll look at what we can achieve.”

Vardy will be hoping to set a new scoring record in the Foxes next match against the Red Devils next Saturday and Leicester are on offer at 3.30 to secure another victory, while United are available at 2.10 and the draw is priced at 3.40.

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