Vardy scores 50th Premier League goal for Leicester against Man Utd

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Catherine Ivill
The England international's first top-flight goal also came against the Red Devils as he again proved his worth versus a big-six team

Jamie Vardy scored his 50th Premier League goal when firing Leicester City into the lead against Manchester United at the King Power Stadium.

The 30-year-old has been a vital source of goals since Leicester returned to the top flight in 2014 and he reached a personal milestone with another strike against United.

A long ball forward caught out the United defence and, after Riyad Mahrez had been held up on the edge of the box by Chris Smalling, the Algerian rolled the ball into the path of Vardy to finish clinically past David de Gea on 27 minutes.

There was a coincidental note to Vardy’s 50th Premier League goal as his first also came against United when he scored in Leicester’s memorable 5-3 home win over the Red Devils in September 2014.

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The goal also maintained Vardy’s excellent record of scoring against the top flight’s ‘big six’ teams – Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, United and Tottenham.

The England international also scored against United at home in the 2015/16 season en route to Leicester’s stunning Premier League title success under then-manager Claudio Ranieri.

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