Jamie Carragher reacts to Jamie Vardy’s record goal v Man United

Jamie Carragher congratulates Jamie Vardy after his record-breaking goal against Manchester United on Saturday

Jamie Carragher has praised Jamie Vardy’s desire and attitude after the Leicester striker broke the record for scoring in consecutive Premier League matches with a goal against Manchester United on Saturday.

The 28-year-old forward netted a brilliant finish after a sweeping counter attack from the home side from a United corner at King Power Stadium.

Vardy held off Ashley Young’s challenges as he slotted a cool finish past David De Gea to put the Foxes ahead in the 24th minute of Saturday’s game.

The goal means that Vardy now holds the all-time Premier League record for scoring in successive top-flight games, with the forward having beaten former United striker Ruud van Nistelrooy’s previous tally of 10.

Speaking on Sky Sports at half-time during the game, former Liverpool defender Carragher said: “It sums him up really, in terms of his desire.

“The corner comes in and as soon as Kasper Schmeichel gets the ball, he’s off.

“The player he’s with is Ashley Young and he plays a part in the goal. Young tries to grab his shirt and pull him back because he can’t deal with his pace.”

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Carragher added: “He got the goal that most of the country wanted to see. He’s broken the record and that’s fantastic for him.”

German midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger headed in an equaliser from a corner before half-time to make it 1-1 heading into the second half.

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