After suffering from bad results since the start of the Premier League from the coronavirus break, Leicester City has finally secured their first win against Crystal Palace, with Jamie Vardy scoring his 100th league goal.
It was a sweet victory as well for the hosts hoping to cement their Champions League place as club’s top scorer, Vardy became the latest player to join the Premier League 100 club.
The Englishman scored the opening goal of the encounter to reach 100 Premier League goals, making him the 29th player to join the exclusive club since the competition began in 1992.
He later got a brace in the stoppage time, helping the club to a 3-0 victory at the King Power Stadium. Nigerian international, Kelechi Iheanacho score in between Vardy’s goals.
Speaking to Skye Sports, the striker who said he is over the moon about the feat said it was the win that mattered for the club first with the aim of featuring in the European competition for the second time after winning the Premier League in 2016.
“I am always frustrated if I miss a chance. You want to score as many as possible. But to score two goals and get the three points, that is all you can ask for. I will wait until the end of the season before I can start reflecting on stuff.”
Vardy in 100-club is remarkable
What’s remarkable about Vardy’s achievement is that he made his debut in the top league at the age of 27 and started playing in the football league two years earlier.
Speaking on his achievement in an interview with Skye Sports, Leicester’s boss, Brendan Rodgers, said the pacy striker is a great example of a player who never gives up.
“There’s never a lost cause with him. He’s always got that appetite and hunger, and natural finishing ability to keep scoring goals.”
Arsenal’s legends, Ian Wright, was the other player that scored hundred Premier League goals at the age older than Vardy.
Another uniqueness of the Vardy story is that he made the mark in his sixth season in only 206 appearances in the competition. Harry Kane and Sergio Aguero are the only active players to have accomplished it quicker.
He is now number 12 overall quickest to 100 Premier League goals in terms of appearances, ahead of Romelu Lukaku, Didier Drogba and Wayne Rooney on the list.