Leicester’s Jamie Vardy equals Ruud van Nistelrooy PL record with goal vs Aston Villa

In finding the net during Leicester’s meeting with Aston Villa this afternoon, Jamie Vardy joined an exclusive Premier goalscoring club.

Leicester march on

Brendan Rodgers’ men travelled to Villa Park a short time ago, for their latest Premier League outing.

The Foxes headed into proceedings amid a stellar recent spell of form, having racked up 8 straight wins across all competitions, including 7 in the league.

The latest of these came on Wednesday night, when Leicester put bottom-of-the-table Watford to the sword by 2 goals to nil.

This result, coupled with Manchester City’s derby defeat yesterday evening, meant that the Foxes were aware ahead of kick-off this afternoon that another victory would see them move 6 points clear of the 3rd-placed Sky Blues in the Premier League table.

And, when all was said and done at Villa Park, this is precisely what Leicester managed.

Goals from Jamie Vardy (2), Kelechi Iheanacho and Jonny Evans eventually saw the visitors cruise to a 4-1 win.

Jack Grealish bagged Villa’s solitary goal of the day on the stroke of half-time.

Vardy on fire

As outlined above, meanwhile, Leicester’s latest 3-point haul, as well as proving a superb afternoon’s work from a team perspective, also came as a significant one for the club’s star man, Jamie Vardy.

Vardy found the net twice this afternoon, taking his season tally to a hefty 16 Premier League goals.

In addition, though, the 32-year-old also matched a long-standing English top-flight record.

Vardy’s first strike this afternoon meant that the pacy hitman has now netted in 8 straight league outings.

This is the 2nd time that he has managed this feat, after scoring in 11 consecutive matches during Leicester’s historic title-winning campaign in 2015/16.

And, in doing so, Vardy became just the 2nd player in Premier League history to find the back of the net 8 games running, on a pair of occasions:

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