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Vardy Sets New Premier League Scoring Record

Jamie Vardy scored for the 11th consecutive game in Leicester City’s 1-1 draw with Manchester United, setting a new Premier League record.

Vardy gave the Foxes the lead in the 24th minute after a great counter attack by Leicester. Christian Fuchs supplied the through ball and Vardy timed his run and hit the ball past David de Gea in the United net. The goal was Vardy’s 14th league goal of the season, and having scored in 11 straight games, he broke former United striker Ruud van Nistelrooy’s record.

Bastian Schweinsteiger tied the game up right before halftime with his first goal for United. The German international headed the ball in from close range and beat Kasper Schmeichel in the Leicester net.

With Manchester City winning against Southampton, Leicester now sits in second place, level on points with City, and United slipped down to third.

United manager Louis van Gaal said to his players afterwards that he believed they could have won the game.

“After the disappointment against PSV we have dominated the game,” van Gaal told manutd.com. “I have the feeling that we could have won this game. I’ve said to my players – this kind of match you have to win if you want to be champions at the end of the season.”

Van Gaal also spoke about Vardy’s goal and he praised the Leicester striker for his goalscoring qualities.

“You can imagine that we have prepared [to stop] that because that is Leicester’s quality,”van Gaal said. “It was unbelievable that it could happen, especially after a corner kick. We gave the goal away, but it is also the quality of Vardy.”

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