Leicester City star Jamie Vardy creates history and joins unique band of scorers

Leicester City

Leicester City’s Jamie Vardy netted his tenth goal in his last 10 appearances on Saturday.

Leicester City star Jamie Vardy has joined Liverpool’s Daniel Sturridge in becoming only the fourth Englishman to score in six successive Premier League matches this century.

The Foxes ace has been a revelation in the East Midlands, joining the club from non-league and performing so well he is now recognised as an England international.

It has been some journey for Vardy, yet in spite of his immense improvement in a number of important areas, goal scoring was always his main forte and he was naturally born with the talent.

The 28-year-old once again came to his side’s rescue on Saturday, scoring both goals as Claudio Ranieri’s men overcame a 2-0 half-time deficit to take a point from their trip to Southampton.

In finding the net, Vardy joined Liverpool striker Sturridge and two renowned scorers in Michael Owen and James Beattie as only the fourth Englishman to score in six successive league games this century.

While Sturridge and Owen may have been aided by their Liverpool teammates creating an abundance of chances, a number of Vardy’s goals have come as a direct result of his individuality.

The hardworking striker can play through the middle or out wide and isn’t afraid to put himself about, chasing down lost causes and harrying the opposition defence into mistakes.

His work ethic cannot be questioned, yet his ever improving ability is still often overlooked by Premier League observers and his recent England call-up was unquestionably deserved.

Vardy now has nine goals in nine league matches this season, topping the scoring charts.

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