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Vardy equals goal scoring record as Foxes fly high

Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy equaled a 12 year-old Premier League record as the Foxes beat Newcastle 3-0 to go vardy_3207522top of the table.

Vardy scored the opening goal of the game at St James’ Park – the 10th successive Premier League match the 28 year-old has found the net this season – equaling Ruud Van Nistelrooy’s record, set back in 2003.

The former Manchester United man also set the record against Newcastle at St James’ Park, but Vardy has the chance to surpass that milestone next week – against the Dutch striker’s former club.

“I’ve managed to get there, I’ve equaled Van Nistelrooy’s record and we’ll see what happens next,” Vardy told the Guardian. “Every day I have to keep pinching myself but the most important thing is that we got three points and kept a clean sheet. We’ve got a never say die attitude, we’ll fight for each other to the very end and it shows.”

The result, a fourth straight win for the Foxes, also saw them go top of the table on 28 points, one clear of next week’s opponents United.

Former non-league forward Vardy’s next goal-scoring target is that of Jimmy Dunne, who scored in 12 successive top-flight games between 1931 and 32 for Sheffield United.

And Vardy is two-thirds of the way to equaling Blackpool’s Stan Mortensen’s all-time English football record of scoring in 15 consecutive games between 1950 and 51.

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