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Thursday 23 January 2020

Vardy on record run

Jamie Vardy
Jamie Vardy

Jamie Vardy continued to close in on his own Premier League goal-scoring record as Leicester regained second spot in the table with a 2-0 victory over Watford at the King Power Stadium.

The striker's second-half penalty saw him on the score sheet for the seventh match in a row as Brendan Rodgers' team simultaneously equalled a club record of seven straight wins in the top flight dating back to March 1963.

During Leicester's title-winning season of 2015/16, Vardy scored in 11 consecutive Premier League matches. Should he maintain his form, he would equal those figures in St Stephen's Day's blockbuster clash at home to leaders Liverpool.

The visitors stretched Leicester on the break a handful of times without ever troubling Kasper Schmeichel and Vardy's 55th-minute penalty, along with James Maddison's strike deep into injury time, was enough for Rodgers' men to go back above Manchester City.

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