Ruud Van Nistlerooy Leads the Tributes as Jamie Vardy Breaks Goalscoring Record

Ben Green
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​Ruud van Nistelrooy led the tributes to record breaking striker Jamie Vardy, who broke the Dutchman's 12-year long record by scoring against RVN's former club Manchester United on Saturday. 

Vardy's goal means he's now netted in 11-consecutive Premier League games, entering the record books after his 24th minute strike. 

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It was actually his 13th goal in 11 games, having netted against Bournemouth, Villa, Stoke before a brace against Arsenal.

 

He followed it up with strikes against Norwich, a double against the Saints and goals against Palace, West Brom, Watford and Newcastle before the record breaker against United. 

Vardy is now already the highest scoring Leicester player in a single Premier League season, and it's only November. 

Leicester City v Manchester United - Premier League
Leicester City v Manchester United - Premier League


Speaking after breaking the record during Saturday evening's draw, Vardy said: "Yeah I’m obviously delighted but the main thing was the performance. I think we’ve put a very good shift in today and in the end a point was a fair result.

"We’ve got a lot of pace in the team and counter-attacking is a big advantage for us. If we can break as quick as we have straight from a corner to getting a goal obviously it’s going to benefit the team.

"Yeah it’s unbelievable, I think I got a bit carried away with myself. I don’t think I can repeat it to be honest. (celebration)


"If I let it get to my head it affects my performance so I’ve just been keeping my head down and concentrate. It’s just another game we want to get three points in."

Leicester City v Manchester United - Premier League
Leicester City v Manchester United - Premier League


Unsurprisingly, the football world was quick to praise the Englishman for his stunning achievement, taking to Twitter to laud the striker.


Van Nistelrooy, as graceful off the pitch as he was on it, was one of the first to congratulate Vardy on his achievement.


The former Reds hitman posted on Instagram, saying: " Well done @vardy7! You're number one now and you deserved it. #11inarow." 


He wasn't the only one, with another record breaking forward Alan Shearer writing: " Congratulations @vardy7 what a magnificent achievement!!! #11inarow" 

​​ Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand chipped in, saying: "Congratulations to Mr Vardy....what a story...always believe kids...it's never too late."


Ex-England manager Glenn Hoddle said: "What a super goal from Leicester for Vardy's record breaking goal. Well done J. V ."


Fellow England international Kyle Walker wrote: "Take a bow @vardy7 #recordbreaker #Sheffield", whilst another  former Leicester striker, Alan Smith said: "Absolutely delighted for @vardy7. A record to cherish for the rest of his life #LCFC"


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