Manchester United might have the Theater of Dreams, but it is Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy, who seems to be made up of the sutff of dreams right now.
He broke Manchester United legend Ruud va Nistelrooy’s record 10 goals in as many consecutive matches by doing it one better than the Dutchman. To put the icing on the cake, he did it against the Dutchman’s old club Manchester United.
Van Nistelrooy himself congratulated Vardy on his Instagram account.
Well, the cake might have had icing, but Leicester City could not get the cherry on the top, as United midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger equalised for the Red Devils later on, to level the scores at 1-1, and let Manchester City take the lead at the top of the Premier League table once again.
Twitter was set abuzz after Vardy, who just three years back was playing non-league football at Fleetwood Town, has now gone on to break a Premier League record. Here are some of the best tweets.
a Leicester City (@LCFC) November 28, 2015
Jamie Vardy is objectively better than Ruud Van Nistelrooy at something goal scoring-related. Let that sink in.
a Alexander Abnos (@AnAbnos) November 28, 2015
5 years ago Vardy was doing lines before busting some shapes to S Club 7 in his local Popworld. Look at him now, Incredible story.
a SundayLeagueHipster (@HipsterManager) November 28, 2015
Awww brilliant for Vardy what a great story This is what football should be all about not oil rich owners or television schedules Him!
a AmandaAFC (@GoonerGirl1969) November 28, 2015
Henry Drogba Zola Shevchenko Ian Wright all this world class talent that has been in the PL and Jamie Vardy breaks the record. Disgrace.
a Chicharito (@notRonaIdo) November 28, 2015
12 in 12 for Vardy as he faces Chelsea next week.
a . (@Schurrlockk) November 28, 2015
Robert Lewandowski reminds me of a young Jamie Vardy.
a The Futbol Network (@FutbolNetwork) November 28, 2015
Proof EA make up stats for lower league teams. Vardy has always been quick but they gave him 75 pace in FIFA 14 pic.twitter.com/8aEF6ETARH
a Danny (@R9Rai) November 28, 2015
if the rumours are true and “jamie vardy is having a party” i might show up at that party with a couple of machine guns
a Dan (@EliteFourDan) November 28, 2015
@Kevin_Maguire He hasn’t made history. Football was played for over 100 years before Premier League. The real record is 12. Jimmy Dunne.
a Martin J. Moore (@crusaders1898) November 28, 2015