Jamie Vardy was the king of the Premier League earlier today at the King Power Stadium, as the English striker scored for the 11th consecutive game in the Premier League, and against Manchester United, to wipe off Ruud Van Nistelrooy’s name from the record book (the latter having scored in 10 consecutive games while he was at United). Schweinsteiger however scored before half time to spare the Red Devils some blushes as the game eventually ended 1-1, but Vardy stole the night with his prowess, and it may not be over yet for the striker should he manage to scored in the coming games as well.
Operating once again in a 3-5-2 system which is prized by madcap Van Gaal, United took control of the ball early in the game, but it was Leicester City which scored thru the unstoppable Vardy on the 24th minute, following a quick counter initiated by Schmeichel after claiming a United corner and releasing the ball quickly upfront to Fuchs. The latter fed Vardy with a measured pass, and the striker had no trouble to get the ball past De Gea, sending the King Power Stadium in ecstasy. United failed to muster any real comeback, but earned a corner kick just before half time, and Blind’s perfect delivery was met very well by Schweinsteiger’s header to level the score. Schweinsteiger came close again with a header in the second half’s opening minutes, but Schmeichel saved, and then with the lack of pace despite having much of the ball, United turned back to their boring style of keeping the ball without creating any clear chances, while at the other end De Gea had to be vigilant to keep out Ulloa’s shot as the Foxes proceeded with counter-attacks to try steal the 3 points. Rooney, looking completely wasted, even made way for Memphis with about 30mins to play, but United failed to conjure up any miracle and had to content themselves with the 1-1 draw in the end, allowing Vardy to bask in the limelight at the same time.