The top of the table clash in the Premier League ended in a 1-1 draw, but the game will always be remembered as the day when Jamie Vardy broke Ruud van Nistelrooy’s record of scoring in 10 consecutive games. Leicester’s star man was always going to be in the headlines –it is incredible he was able to match Ruud’s record as it is – and he scored in the first half to break Ruud’s record as he ran behind the Manchester United backline and slotted past David de Gea amid rapturous scenes.
Manchester United though are made of gritty stuff and levelled from a corner on the stroke of halftime thanks to Bastian Schweinsteiger’s first goal for the club. The German headed the corner in after defeated Okazaki in a wrestling match in the box.
The second half saw Manchester United dominate possession but could not find the back of the net and Leicester were happy to sit back and defend while hitting United on the counter attack. The match ended in a 1-1 draw and neither team can complain about the result. We look back at the game and provide the three talking points.
How far can Vardy go?
So that is 11 games in which Jamie Vardy has scored, he could make it 12, 13 or even 14 who knows? No one could have predicted this at the start of the season, even if it is a purple patch, Vardy does deserve a lot of credit for how he has gone about his performances.
Vardy is now an established star in the Premier League and could continue scoring, how many can he get by the end of the season and more importantly will he move away to a bigger club at the end of the season? If Leicester keep playing like they have all season, they could actually make it into Europe and that would be a great result for a team that surely one of the contenders for the relegation zone this season.