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Jamie Vardy on the verge of equalling 84-year-old League record

4 December 2015

Leicester City's Jamie Vardy could equal the 84-year-old record set by Sheffield United's Jimmy Dunne for scoring in consecutive top-flight games this weekend.

Vardy made it 11 goals in 11 games last weekend when he scored against Manchester United, and should the former Fleetwood Town striker net again this Saturday, against Swansea City, he would match Dunn's top-flight scoring run of 12 games, which was set in Division 1 in 1931. 

Should Vardy equal the record for the top flight, he would then be just one short of the all-time record for English League football as a whole.

Ted Phillipson, while playing for Wolverhampton Wanderers, netted in 13 consecutive Division 2 matches in 1926, and it is a feat that has not been matched to this day.

One further target for the Foxes' frontman is an English League football record set by Blackpool's Stan Mortensen for goals in consecutive league appearances. The legendary striker scored in 15 successive League games he played in from 1950 through 1951, but they didn't come in successive club games as he had a spell on the sidelines through injury.

Consecutive goal records in English League football

Ted Phillipson (Wolves) - 13 games: Division 2, from 6th November 1926
Jimmy Dunne (Sheffield United) - 12 games - Division 1, from 24th October 1931

George Camsell (Middlesbrough) - 12 games - Division 2 from 16th October 1926

Dixie Dean (Everton) - 12 games - Division 2 from 6th December 1930

Bill Prendergast (Chester) - 12 games - Division 3(N), from 10th September 1938

This analysis has been provided from the ENFA database at For more details on goal scoring runs click HERE.

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