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Vardy scores in 11th straight game to set Premier League record

Leicester striker Jamie Vardy celebrates the remarkable milestone

By Mike Collett

Jamie Vardy became the first player to score in 11 consecutive Premier League matches when he gave Leicester City the lead in a 1-1 draw with Manchester United at the King Power Stadium on Saturday evening.

Vardy 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 on Sunday, are fourth with 26.

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