Jamie Vardy equals Premier League record as he helps Leicester win

London, England, 7th November 2021. The Premier league winter ball during the Premier League match at the London Stadium, London. Picture credit should read: Paul Terry / Sportimage PUBLICATIONxNOTxINxUK SPI-1310-0109

Whilst Leicester City’s win against Watford will have been welcomed, the Foxes had one player equal a record that many will find rather difficult to match.

The King Power Stadium outfit managed to run out 4-2 winners on the day against The Hornets, which meant that they would end a run of poor results and make a return to the top half of the Premier League table.

James Maddison got things started before Jamie Vardy hit a brace and Ademola Lookman rounded things off with their own efforts, however it is the talisman of the group that has managed to equal a long-standing Premier League record.

In netting twice, Vardy managed to equal the record for the most goals scored by a player over the age of 30 in the Premier League and now shares it with the Arsenal legend, Ian Wright.

A former England international, the forward had been suffering a little in front of goal as he had gone over a month without one, but the two he netted at the weekend took his tally to seven for the season.

Aged 34, Vardy has now gone on to score 127 goals in the top-flight, with 93 of those having come since he turned 30. Indeed, it would not appear as though he has any plans to slow down and spend more time on the sofa browsing allvideoslots India for the best offers.

Those 127 Premier League goals has put him tied with Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink in 14th place in the all-time goalscorers list, although he did go ahead of some stellar names such as Nicolas Anelka and Robbie Keane.

As a result, and barring an extraordinary circumstance, it should not be too long before we see the striker take the record for himself and go on to make it even higher and harder for players in the future to try and acquire for themselves.

Opta has confirmed that of the 29 players to have managed to have scored over 100 goals in the league, Wright is the only player to have debuted at an older age than Vardy, as the Arsenal man was 28 years and 286 days, whereas Leicester’s main man was 27 years and 232 days old.

Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers told the BBC of Vardy after the win over Watford: ‘That first goal was classic, the second getting across the front post was good. He nearly got in a few times but his work rate was excellent.’

Leicester will be hoping things improve on the pitch and Vardy does not go on another blank spell, especially as we enter the festive period.

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