Since Leicester City won the 2015-2016 English Premier League trophy, their star striker Jamie Vardy has been the subject of admiration for the club for his fierce goal scoring expertise in the league. So fierce in fact, he has now overtaken Cristiano Ronaldo!
In yesterday’s 5-0 thriller against Newcastle United, Vardy secured a brace, which now adds up to a total of 85 times he has scored for the Foxes in 183 appearances, one more than Ronaldo’s 84 goals for Manchester United in 196 EPL games.
The 32 year old veteran is now on par in Premier League goal scoring with Fernando Torres, Louis Saha and Eden Hazard.
Vardy arrived at the King Power Stadium in 2012 from EFL League One Fleetwood Town for a fee of just fee of £1 million, which has been a behemoth of a bargain for the club.
Even though joining the English top flight football at age 27, Vardy became the 2015-16 Premier League Player of the Season and the FWA Footballer of the Year. he was also selected for the England national team in Euro 2016 and the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
Along with Vardy’s brace, Brendan Rodgers’s side managed to net in three more goals. The full back Ricardo Pereira opened up the scoreline in the 16th minute, and midfielder Wilfred Ndidi netting the last one in the 90th minute.
The Magpies, unfortunately, managed to net one into their own goal, as Dennis Praet cross attempt in the Newcastle box flicked into the net from the feet of the Welsh left back Paul Dummett.
Leicester City are now up to the 3rd place in the league table with 14 points.
⚽️ @vardy7 can't stop scoring…
— Premier League (@premierleague) September 29, 2019