Leicester star eyed up for shock England call-up after destroying Manchester United

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Reports suggest that Leicester City forward Jamie Vardy has been eyed up for England recognition after a great start to life in the Premier League.

Leicester City finally made their return to the Premier League after ten years away this summer, as Nigel Pearson guided the Foxes to the Championship title last season. In a bid to stay up, Pearson was backed in the transfer market with a whole host of signings, including Ben Hamer, Danny Simpson, Matthew Upson, Marc Albrighton, Esteban Cambiasso, Nick Powell, Tom Lawrence and Leonardo Ulloa.

And so far, Leicester have made a great start to life upon their return to the Premier League. With draws against Everton and Arsenal and a win over Stoke City, the Foxes went into the recent game against Manchester United full of confidence - but few could've expected what ensued at the King Power Stadium a week ago.

Trailing 3-1 against the Red Devils, Leicester somehow engineered a stunning comeback with four goals in 20 minutes - and whilst new signings Ulloa and Cambiasso played big parts in the fightback, it was an existing player who impressed the most.

Forward Jamie Vardy hit 16 goals for Leicester last season, and added another chapter to his rags to riches story with an excellent display against United. The 27-year-old started his career with Sheffield Wednesday before dropping all the way down to Stocksbridge Park Steels at the age of just 16, but his goalscoring exploits there finally earned him a move to Halifax Town in 2010.

After just one season at The Shay, it was Fleetwood Town who fought off interest from Preston North End to land Vardy, and the goals continued to flow for Vardy, hitting 34 goals in 40 games for the Cod Army before he earned a shock £1m move to Leicester - despite having done nothing above non-league.

Their faith has been repaid though, with those goals last season firing the Foxes to the Premier League before he made a name for himself against United by notching the fourth goal - the one that put Leicester in front.

Now, reports suggest that England are looking to give Vardy a shock call-up with Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge currently out injured and Rickie Lambert out of favour at Anfield. It truly would be one of the most meteoric rises of a player in recent years; to go from non-league obscurity to England international in the space of just over four years would be staggering.

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