(Instagram) Manchester United legend congratulates Jamie Vardy after record-breaking strike

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Ruud van Nistelrooy took to social media to congratulate Leicester City forward Jamie Vardy after the striker both broke his long-standing record and scored against Manchester United.

Well done @vardy7! You’re number one now and you deserved it. #11inarow.

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Dutch great van Nistelrooy set the record for scoring in consecutive Premier League games in 2003 when he found the net in 10 back-to-back fixtures.

However, the 12-year record was equalled last weekend when Vardy scored in Leicester’s 3-0 victory over Newcastle United, before smashing the record this weekend.

The England international opened the scoring after 24 minutes as the Foxes hosted United at the King Power Stadium, with the two sides first and second in the Premier League respectively ahead of the weekend’s fixtures.

The forward latched onto a long-ball from Christian Fuchs, using his pace to give himself space, before hammering the ball past David De Gea.

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It was the 29-year-old’s 14th goal of the season, and his 11th effort in his last 11 matches.

Should Vardy find the net against Swansea City next weekend, he would not only extend his own personal Premier League record—the league started in 1992—but he would also match Blackpool great Stanley Mortensen, who holds the record for scoring in consecutive English top-flight games when he bagged in 11 consecutive matches near the beginning of the last decade.

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