Monday, November 30, 2015

Jamie Vardy breaks Premier League scoring record

Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy has broken the record for scoring in successive Premier League games after netting against Manchester United on Saturday. Vardy has now scored in Leicester's last 11 games in the English top flight, beating the record set 12 years ago by United's Netherlands international Ruud van Nistelrooy. Here, we look back at Vardy's remarkable run. 

AFC Bournemouth (A) D 1-1, August 29 
 Vardy won an 86th-minute penalty after tricking Steve Cook with some neat footwork in the box. He took the spot-kick himself and made no mistake, slotting calmly past Bournemouth goalkeeper Artur Boruc. 

Aston Villa (H) W 3-2, September 13 
Vardy prodded home an 82nd-minute equaliser as Leicester hit back from 2-0 down. The hosts then went on to complete a remarkable comeback when Nathan Dyer netted the winner with a minute to go. 

Stoke City (A) D 2-2, September 19 
Trailing 2-0 again, Vardy was the hero when he scuffed in a left-footed effort after being played in by Riyad Mahrez to earn Leicester a point. 

Arsenal (H) L 2-5, September 26 
Vardy scored twice against the Gunners in a losing cause. His first was the opening goal of the game, a superb effort from a tight angle. The second was almost as impressive, a right-footed effort into the bottom right-hand corner, but it was to no avail as Arsenal, inspired by Alexis Sanchez's hat-trick, ran out deserved winners. 

Norwich (A) W 2-1, October 3 
Another penalty for Vardy as he opened the scoring after being felled by Sebastien Bassong's clumsy challenge. 

Southampton (A) D 2-2, October 17 
Another two-goal comeback from the Foxes with Vardy Leicester's hero yet again. He gave the visitors hope with a 66th-minute header and then sparked wild celebrations by slamming home an injury-time equaliser. 

Crystal Palace (H) W 1-0, October 24
Vardy capitalised on Brede Hangeland's error, nicked the ball over Palace goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey and smashed the ball in from close range. 

West Brom (A) W 3-2, October 31 Vardy grabbed what turned out to be the winner as he ran on to Danny Drinkwater's pass and rifled low into the left-hand corner to put Leicester 3-1 up. 

Watford (H) W 2-1, November 7 Another penalty from Vardy that he won himself. Having been tripped by Hornets goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes, Vardy blasted home from the spot to put Leicester 2-0 up. 

Newcastle (A) W 3-0, November 21 
The goal which equalled Van Nistelrooy's record – Vardy cutting inside Moussa Sissoko before firing low into the bottom corner to open the scoring. 

Manchester United (H), November 28 
After a tense start, Leicester sprung forward on the counter-attack and Christian Fuchs sent Vardy racing clear of the United defence. Sporting gold boots, he kept his head to clip a shot past David de Gea and make history.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Can Jamie vardy broke Van Nistelrooy record ?

Jamie Vardy, a name that become popular this season. The man who just play for Fleetwood Town 4 years ago become Premier League current leading scorer.

Vardy didn’t break into the first team of his first club—Stocksbridge Park Steels, playing in England’s semi-pro eighth tier—until he was 20. He kicked around lower divisions for a good while, often as a prolific striker whom clubs in the professional Football League would sniff around but never actually bite on. It wasn’t until after he helped Fleetwood make it into the professional ranks by winning the fifth division’s league title that Vardy finally got his shot in the big leagues at age 25. After years and years of commitment, of stomping and sliding around mud-pocked pitches deep in the semi-pro dungeons of the English league system, of supplementing his income with a full-time job as a carbon-fiber technician, of believing despite his position that he had what it took to really make it on the sport’s highest levels, he finally got his shot in the Championship, the level right under the Premier League, with Leicester.

Jamie Vardy need to score a goal at the next match versus Newcastle as he attempts to equal Manchester United legend, Ruud van Nistelrooy’s Premier League scoring record.
Vardy, with 12 Premier League goals, has been a major reason for Leicester’s rise to third place in the table and wants to score for a 10th game in a row but Newcastle defender Daryl Janmaat plans to stop the 28-year-old equalling the record of his compatriot Van Nisterlrooy.

Can Vardy equal Nistelrooy record?

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Martin Fulop dies of cancer

Martin Fulop, former Premier League goalkeeper passed away at the age of 32. Fulop who played for Tottenham, Sunderland and Manchester City was battle with cancer.
Fulop, Hungarian international played in England Premier League between 2004 and 2010.

Fulop joined Spurs from Bodajk (Hungarian club) in 2004 and went on to play for nine English clubs.
He also had spells with Stoke, Coventry, Leicester, Ipswich and West Brom.

He had a tumour removed from his arm in 2013 but never played professional football again. His last played professional football for Asteras Tropoli in 2012/13 and won 24 caps for Hungary.
Fulop moved to Tottenham in 2004 but never made a first-team appearance, spending periods out on loan at Chesterfield and Coventry.

After a brief temporary spell with Sunderland, he joined the Black Cats on a permanent deal in 2007 for £900,000 - before immediately signing for Leicester on a season-long loan deal.

He returned to the Stadium of Light and went on to appear in 47 games for the club.

In 2010, he joined Manchester City on an emergency loan until the end of the season after injuries to the club's goalkeepers and went on to make three appearances at the Etihad.

Roy Keane, who managed him at Sunderland, took him to Ipswich the following summer - where he spent one campaign, making 38 appearances.

He signed a one-year deal at West Brom and became back-up to Ben Foster with the majority of his appearances coming in the League Cup.