Leicester ace Vardy moves one step closer to creating Premier League history

Leicester City’s Jamie Vardy scored yet again on Saturday.

Leicester City ace Jamie Vardy became only the third ever player to score in eight consecutive Premier League matches following his latest strike at West Bromwich Albion.

The former Fleetwood Town man is currently enjoying a dream campaign with the Foxes, scoring 11 goals in 11 games including at least one in his last eight league matches.

Only four years ago he was playing non-league football, earning a pittance in comparison to the illustrious top-flight strikers he is now comprehensively outscoring.

In a tricky game at the Hawthorns, Claudio Ranier’s men came from behind to record a thrilling 3-2 victory, with two goals coming from Riyad Mahrez and Vardy netting his side’s third.

As per renowned statistical data analysis site Opta, Vardy’s goal puts him alongside Daniel Sturridge and Ruud van Nistelrooy as only the third ever player to notch in eight straight league games.

In fact, his feat is arguably more impressive than Sturridge, considering his now England international teammate began the run as a Chelsea player before finishing it as a Liverpool star.

Chelsea and Liverpool undoubtedly had bigger budgets and more creativity in their ranks to help Sturridge achieve his feat, whereas a number of Vardy’s goals have come from individual brilliance.

The 28-year-old’s pace frightened the Baggies throughout on Saturday, and alongside Mahrez the Leicester duo are forming a lethal understanding to rival any other top-flight partnership.

Vardy is closing in on Premier League history, and next weekend’s home encounter against Watford will be another great opportunity to keep his unbelievable run going.

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