Football

Vardy on cloud nine as record draws near

LEICESTER CITY 2

(Kante 52, Vardy 65 pen)

WATFORD 1

(Deeney 75 pen)

Jamie Vardy closed in on Ruud van Nistelrooy’s Premier League scoring record with another goal in Leicester’s 2-1 win over Watford.

Vardy netted for the ninth successive fixture to leave him one game away from equalling the Dutchman’s 10-match scoring streak set in 2003 while at Manchester United.

The 28-year-old, who otherwise had a quiet day, struck his 12th goal of the season from the penalty spot and can move level with Van Nistelrooy after the international break when Leicester travel to Newcastle United.

Vardy’s effort gave Leicester a two-goal lead, adding to Ngolo Kante’s opener, but Troy Deeney got Watford back into the game from the penalty spot.