On the other side, Jamie Vardy broke Ruud van Nisterlrooy’s record of scoring in 11 straight Premier league matches. The sign that he England international scored today to break the record again Rud’s former team where the Dutch got all his glory a decade ago. Can Leicester secure an European spot for next season and maybe even fight for the Premier League title? You can find out at the Matchbook bonus code. Leicester continues to play magnificent and has solidified its position in the top four of the league. Vardy will have a good chance to extend the streak at Swansea while Manchester United will play a West Ham United team sans Payet and in search of confidence.
Here is Vardy’ reaction on setting up a new record:
“It’s unbelievable, I think I got a bit carried away with myself,” he said. “There has [been a lot of pressure this week] but obviously if I let it get to me it’s going to affect the performance so I’ve kept my head down and tried to concentrate on a game we could get three points in. I’m delighted but the main thing was the performance. We put a good shift in, I think a point was a fair result.”
Coach Leicester Ranieri reacts:
Coach MUFC van Gaal reacts:
“I am not happy with a point because we were the better team. We dominated for 90 minutes but we have drawn. I have the feeling that we could have won this game. I’ve said to my players – this kind of match you have to win if you want to be champions at the end of the season. On the opening goal: You can imagine that we have prepared [to stop] that because that is Leicester’s quality. We knew in advance that they are fantastic at counter-attacking. It was unbelievable that it could happen, especially after a corner kick. We gave the goal away, but it is also the quality of Vardy. We had sensible organisation for the corner kick, but still we conceded the goal so that’s a disappointment.
In the third or fourth phase we have to create more, but it is difficult because you have seen where Leicester City stand on the pitch – it was in the 60 metre area. That is a lot of bodies in front of you, but we have created the chances to beat them. We could have scored in the second half when Schweinsteiger headed for the second time and if Memphis controls [the ball] better [for his chance] then it’s a goal. We have to wait for the moment that we do that. Wayne Rooney was a little bit injured, you saw him limping. I also wanted to change a striker because they were not running in behind. I could have taken off [Anthony] Martial because he didn’t do that either, so that is why I changed Rooney, because he was a little bit injured”.