Jamie Vardy Has Scored More Premier League Goals Than Cristiano Ronaldo In 13 Less Games
Jamie Vardy's brace against Newcastle yesterday means he has moved ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo in the Premier League goalscoring charts.
Vardy has scored 14 goals since Brendan Rodgers took the reins at Leicester and now has 85 in the top flight - one more than five-time Ballon d'Or winner Ronaldo.
While Ronaldo was much younger and not a goalscoring number nine during his six-year spell in the Premier League, former Non-League marksman Vardy has done it in 13 fewer games - with considerably less world-class players around him.
Vardy, formerly of Fleetwood Town, Halifax Town and Stocksbridge Park Steels, will soon overtake the likes of Fernando Torres and Eden Hazard, who he is currently level with.
The fact that Vardy didn't make his Premier League debut until 27 makes the feat even more impressive and he thoroughly deserves to be in such esteemed company for his consistency in front of goal.
The former England man, who became a Premier League record breaker when he scored in eleven consecutive games as Leicester won the Premier League title in 2015/16, is doing the business again in this exciting Foxes side.
"We've got lots of different ways we can score," Vardy told Sky Sports after the Newcastle rout.
"We've got different dimensions to our attack now. We're not just counter-attacking, and you saw that with our goals.
"We're keeping possession but we're doing things fast and with an end product. We're a close knit group and we will get back on the training ground this week and look forward to facing Liverpool next weekend."