England's Jamie Vardy equals Premier League scoring record

Saturday 21 Nov 2015
Leicester's Jamie Vardy scored in his tenth successive PL game at Newcastle

Jamie Vardy inscribed his name into the Premier League history books as he scored for a record-equalling tenth match in a row to lead Leicester City to a 3-0 victory at Newcastle.

The England striker netted on the stroke of half time, when he latched on to a Leonardo Ulloa pass, cut inside midfielder Moussa Sissoko and drilled in a low shot.

That effort meant he matched ex-Manchester United forward Ruud van Nistelrooy's tally of successive goals, with the Dutchman also scoring his tenth at St James' Park back in 2003.

Elsewhere, Ross Barkley scored twice before half time to contribute to Everton’s 4-0 rampage over bottom-of-the-table Aston Villa at Goodison Park.


Everton's Ross Barkley scored twice against Aston Villa at Goodison Park

Midfielder Jonjo Shelvey also hit the back of the net again to earn Swansea City a 2-2 draw against AFC Bournemouth having initially fallen two goals behind at the Liberty Stadium. 

Gary Cahill remained on the bench as Chelsea earned a 1-0 win against Norwich City, with Canaries striker Nathan Redmond unable to find that all-important equaliser.

England captain Wayne Rooney was absent as Manchester United ran out 2-1 winners against Watford, in a game that saw Jesse Lingard and Ashley Young both go into the referee’s book. 

Jack Butland kept a clean sheet for Stoke City against Southampton, with only one of the Saints’ efforts testing the young goalkeeper. 

There wasn't quite as much joy for his rival for the number one shirt, as Joe Hart shipped four goals in Manchester City's defeat against Liverpool in Saturday's later game which also saw City's Raheem Sterling and Reds midfielder James Milner in action against their former clubs.

In the Championship, England Under-21s keeper Jordan Pickford scored an unfortunate own goal to give Blackburn the lead in Preston North End's Lancashire derby at Deepdale, before failing to keep out a penalty just after half time as Rovers got a 2-1 win.

Recent U21s call-up Demarai Gray came close to finding a much-needed equaliser for Birmingham City, narrowly skimming the post of the Charlton goal in the 73rd minute and Under-18s star Karlan Ahearne-Grant came on for Charlton Athletic with just minutes to go as the London side clinched a vital 1-0 win. 

Adam Armstrong and Joe Cole celebrating a goal on Tuesday evening

There was no goal for Coventry's Adam Armstrong in their 4-1 win on Saturday

Former U20s midfielder Alex Mowatt could not produce another wonder goal for Leeds United as they slumped to a 1-0 defeat to Rotherham United in a fiery Yorkshire derby.

Sheyi Ojo and Dominic Iorfa both featured for Wolves too, as they twice came from behind to earn a point away at Ipswich.

In League One, Adam Armstrong missed out on the goals as Coventry City thrashed Gillingham  4-1 at home, despite hitting the post just before the hour mark. 

And Barnsley’s Ben Pearson played a vital role in his side’s midfield as they picked up all three points away against his hometown team Oldham Athletic.

By FA Staff