Jamie Vardy did yesterday v. Crystal Palace what most people would have expected him to do a bit earlier, but he has struggled to score after the restart, but against The Eagles he was back on track.
Two goals in the 2nd half settled a 3-0 win for Leicester City and Jamie Vardy reaching 101 Premier League goals, using five years to achieve it. Vardy joined Leicester City back in 2011 from Fleetwood Town for a fee of £1million.
At the time he was the most expensive signing ever from a non-league club and his goalscoring ratio at amateur level was known, but few would believe that he would continue to score even in the top tiers of English football.
Nigel Pearson had a struggle at first to get the player on track and getting 100% professional in his attitude and commitment, but with that sorted out there were no return to bad habits. His progress was fenomenal and after helping Leicester City to promotion and later winning his first cap for England after showing glimps of greatness in the 5-3 win v. Manchester United, he has just continued and taken hurdle by hurdle.
He has played in the World Cup and the Euro’s and as we speak on top of the goalscoring chart in the Premier League. His number of records are also cemented and will probably stand for many years, scoring goals in 11 games in a row.
His commitment to Leicester City is one to be proud of as most players these days tends to walk away and sign for the “bigger and better” but not Jamie, he has done his choice of club and given back in a way we all, who are supporting this fantastic club, really appriciate and honours.
A great record and of course we will like him to continue and hopefully end as the PL top goalscorer this season. Would be great to see him pass or at least equal his former season record with 24 goals in that special 2015/16 winning season.