The England striker’s goal in Leicester’s 3-2 win at West Brom on Saturday meant he had scored in eight successive league matches. Ruud van Nistelrooy set the 10-game Premier League scoring record for Manchester United in 2003 and the Foxes face Watford and Newcastle in their next two outings. Vardy is the league’s 11-goal top scorer – after only netting five last season – and insisted he is not focused on breaking Van Nistelrooy’s achievement. “No, all that’s at the back of my mind is getting a goal and three points,” he said. “We’re flying high and that’s where we want to stay, we want to keep putting performances in and picking points up. It’s as simple as that.” Leicester have won 10 points from losing positions this season, the best in the league, and have come from behind six times to sit third. They had to again after Salomon Rondon’s opener for the Baggies and Vardy netted following two goals from Riyad Mahrez. “I’ve had a few late goals so I’m happy this one went in,” Vardy said. “We’ve been going behind and having to do it the hard way. But the team’s character and how we are means we know exactly what we have to do to get it back. Now we’ve got more points than we can ever dream of.” Rickie Lambert’s late penalty could not rescue West Brom, who have only won once at home in the league this season. James McClean was also taunted by the Leicester fans for his decision not to wear a poppy – something he revealed he would not do two weeks ago – but boss Tony Pulis insisted he must accept it. He said: “James is going to get stick, he knows that. That’s going to be part of his life in the Premier League. The (West Brom) supporters have taken to him, they like him here and he’s done well again.” Press Association Jamie Vardy dismissed any notion of pressure as he closes in on a Barclays Premier League goalscoring record.
Twenty-eight years after its last appearance in the semi- final of the world cup, the Three Lions of England booked their place in the last four of Russia 2018 with a 2 – 0 win over Sweden.Harry Maguire and Dele Alli were the goal heroes as England saw off Sweden to make the World Cup semi-finals.The Leicester defender powered in a header from a corner after half an hour to make fans across the country back home delirious. Alli buried another header in the 59th minute to make it 2-0 as England continued to dominate.Gareth Southgateâ€™s men were also indebted to Everton keeper Jordan Pickford who pulled off a string of superb saves to preserve the Three Lionsâ€™ lead.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram