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Jamie Vardy's having a party! He's just broken Ruud van Nistelrooy's Premier League record

Leicester lead Manchester United 1-0.

Source: Mike Egerton

Leicester City v Manchester United - Barclays Premier League - King Power Stadium Source: Mike Egerton

JAMIE VARDY HAS scored for the 11th straight Premier League game, breaking Ruud van Nistelrooy’s 12-year-old record.

The red-hot striker latched on a brilliant through ball from Christian Fuchs and fired Leicester into a 1-0 lead over Manchester United.

He becomes the first player to score in 11 consecutive games in the Premier League era, eclipsing the streak set by van Nistelrooy in 2003.

Vardy’s haul matches the 11-game run of top-flight goals scored by Blackpool’s Stan Mortensen in the 1950/51 season.

He is, however, still two short of the all-time record set by Dubliner Jimmy Dunne when he scored in 12 straight games for Sheffield United in the 1931/32 season.

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