Jamie Vardy matched a long-standing scoring report set by Manchester United legend Ruud van Nistelrooy as he scored twice to fireplace Leicester to a 3-Zero victory over West Brom.
Vardy’s prowess from 12 yards proved the distinction in a typical first sport of the season for each side, because the striker received the defence of his Premier League Golden Boot off to a flyer with two unstoppable penalties.
The England worldwide was high scorer with 23 targets final season, and was ice cool as he transformed two spot kicks within the second-half in one other productive outing for the 33-year-old.
And his brace additionally noticed Vardy equal a scoring report set by one of many Premier League’s biggest ever frontmen.
The Leicester star’s double meant he has now scored in all 5 of his visits to the Hawthorns within the Premier League.
The one different participant to realize the identical feat? Ruud van Nistelrooy, who scored in all 5 of his journeys to Newcastle throughout his memorable spell in a Manchester United shirt.
After all, it’s not the primary time Vardy has emulated Van Nistelrooy on the pitch, having made historical past throughout Leicester City’s Premier League title-winning yr by scoring in a report 11 Premier League video games in a row.
Van Nistelrooy achieved his feat by scoring ten targets throughout two seasons in 2003. And what workforce did Vardy rating in opposition to to interrupt the Man United’s hero’s tally? The Purple Devils!
Vardy’s brace additionally noticed him surpass the objective tally of one other Premier League nice, Chelsea legend Didier Drogba, however in 42 fewer video games!
Jamie Vardy – A Premier League nice?
PL video games: 212
Ruud van Nistelrooy
PL video games: 150
PL video games: 254
Vardy wasn’t the one man heading in the right direction on the Hawthorns, although, as Timothy Castagne marked his first Leicester sport with a debut objective following his summer season arrival from Atalanta.
West Brom, returning to the highest flight after two years, impressed within the first half however wilted as soon as they fell behind to the Belgium full-back’s second-half opener.