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Vardy tweets over record achievement

Vardy celebrates after scoring against Manchester United at the King Power Stadium Credit: Mike Egerton/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy has tweeted his thanks after becoming the first player in Premier League history to score 11 goals in 11 consecutive matches.

Last week he equalled Ruud Van Nistelrooy's record which had stood for 12 years after he scored in 10 consecutive games back in 2003.

The 28-year-old striker has received hundreds of thousands of tweets in praise for his efforts, with Gary Lineker, Ruud van Nistelrooy and One Direction's Louis Tomlinson to name a few.

Next up for Leicester is a trip to Swansea City on Saturday.


Van Nistelrooy: 'Fantastic' for Vardy to break record

Former Manchester United player Ruud Van Nistelrooy Credit: PA

Former Manchester United player Ruud Van Nistelrooy has reportedly said it would be 'fantastic' if Leicester City's Jamie Vardy broke his record for scoring in the most consecutive Premier League matches.

Van Nistelrooy was a guest at the Oxford Union on Tuesday when he reportedly made the following comments:

'I sent him a message of support last weekend on social media and I really meant it. It would be fantastic for him. I really mean it, records are there to be broken."

– Ruud Van Nistelrooy

He is also said to have joked about hoping that Manchester United would win when Leicester City play them on Saturday.

"He can score one on Saturday, in fact I hope he does but hopefully United score three and win 3-1."

"But no, seriously, if he does it, I'll be delighted for him.'

– Ruud Van Nistelrooy


Leicester's Jamie Vardy voted 'Player of the Month'

Vardy has won the Player of the Month award Credit: PA

Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy has been voted the Premier League's Player of the Month for October.

Vardy scored from the penalty spot against Watford on Saturday to seal a third successive victory. It means he's now scored in nine successive Premier League matches.

The Foxes currently sit third in the Premier League and haven't been beaten in the competition since September.

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