30 Nov 2015

Vardy breaks goal scoring record

7:47 am on 30 November 2015

Jamie Vardy became the first player to score in 11 consecutive English Premier League matches when he gave Leicester City the lead in a 1-1 draw with Manchester United.

Jamie Vardy of Leicester celebrates a goal.

Jamie Vardy of Leicester celebrates a goal. Photo: PHOTOSPORT

The England forward broke the record established by United's Ruud van Nistelrooy in 2003 when he struck in the 24th minute.

He timed his run perfectly to go past the visiting defence before firing an angled shot past David de Gea.

United equalised in first-half stoppage time when Bastian Schweinsteiger powered in a header.

The result meant Manchester City, who returned to the top of the table earlier in the day by beating Southampton 3-1, remained there on goal difference ahead of Leicester.

Both teams have 29 points from 14 matches with United third on 28 points.

Arsenal, who play at Norwich City tomorrow (Monda) are fourth with 26.

Crystal Palace closed the gap on the leaders when they thrashed Newcastle United 5-1 at Selhurst Park after the visitors scored first but ended up back in the relegation zone.

Second from bottom Newcastle have 10 points, the same as Bournemouth who staged a dramatic comeback to draw 3-3 with Everton having trailed 2-0.

Everton also led 3-2 before Junior Stanislas equalised with a header deep into stoppage time.

Despite those heroics Bournemouth have now gone eight games without a win and remain in the bottom three along with Newcastle and Aston Villa who have five points.

Villa lost 3-2 at home to Watford after 10 minutes of stoppage time following a long delay to treat visiting goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes who suffered a head injury.

Sunderland climbed out of the relegation zone with a 2-0 win over Stoke City who had Ryan Shawcross sent off in the second half.