LEICESTER, November 29- Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy admitted his delight after breaking Ruud van Nistelrooy’s Premier League scoring record by netting in his 11th consecutive match.
The Englishman fired home the opening goal of Saturday’s King Power Stadium encounter against Manchester United, although the Red Devils managed to battle back through Bastian Schweinsteiger to earn a 1-1 draw.
The point was still enough to leave the Foxes joint top of the Premier League standings, and while able to revel in his record-setting run, Vardy was more interested in what the result meant for the club.
“I’m obviously delighted but the main thing was the performance,” Vardy told Saturday Night Football. “I think we put a very good shift in today and in the end a point was probably the fair result.
“We have a lot of pace in the team and counter-attacking is a big advantage for us, so if we can break as quickly as we can, then it’s going to benefit the team.”
Van Nistelrooy was quick to congratulate Vardy on his achievement, posting on Twitter: “Well done! You’re number one now and you deserved it.”