Vardy Scores 50th Premier League Goal

The Leicester City striker brought up his half-century against Manchester United and wants to kick n to help secure his place at the World Cup this summer. 

The 50th came in a thrilling 2-2 draw against Manchester United, when he slotted past David De Gea in the first half at the King Power Stadium before wheeling away in a manic celebration in front of the home fans. 

“I don’t even know what my celebration was to be honest with you,” said Vardy. “I was just screaming at everyone. 

“I am delighted, it probably should have come a lot sooner but I saved it for one of the big teams. You can see every goal means just as much as my first. Hopefully, it will continue.” 

Of Vardy’s 50 top-flight goals, a whopping 21 of them have come against the Premier League ‘Big Six’ of United, Man City, Arsenal, Chelsea, Tottenham and Liverpool. 

Vardy’s first goal in the competition also came against United, in the 5-3 comeback in 2014, while he also set a new Premier League record by scoring in 11 consecutive games with his goal against the Red Devils.

“I am nearly 31, who knows,” said Vardy, when asked if he could reach 100 Premier League goals. “I will take each game as it comes. I hope the goals start flowing and it could happen, why not. 

“I am going to try and score as many as possible, it (50 goals) has happened and it is now time to kick on and hope a lot more come. 

“It is a strange one,” added Vardy. “I don’t know if it is because I have come into the game a lot later. I am lucky enough that I am only waking up sore the morning after and after that I am back at it training. Hopefully, long may that continue.”