2015/16 was truly Leicester City’s season, as The Foxes did the unthinkable and won the Premier League.
Having only just avoided relegation the season previous, it was the most stupendous turnaround from Claudio Ranieri’s side as they denied pre-season odds of 5000/1 to lift the title. Across the long season, there was plenty of secondary narratives to enjoy.
N’golo Kante’s ability to be absolutely everywhere. The rise of Riyad Mahrez. The blistering form of Jamie Vardy.
On November 28th 2015, the former non-league footballer had the chance to claim a record that had been mentioned time and time again as Jamie Vardy scored game after game. Before Vardy came along, Ruud van Nistelrooy held the record for scoring in the most consecutive Premier League games, netting in ten matches on the bounce.
How fitting then that Vardy should face Manchester United in what would be the eleventh game of his scoring run, the club who Ruud had set the previous record with. In the form Vardy was in and the form Leicester City were in, it felt almost inevitable. So when Vardy gained a yard in the United box, the world was electrified but no surprised as he lashed the ball home.
ON THIS DAY: Four years ago, Jamie Vardy broke the Premier League record of scoring in consecutive matches!
ELEVEN MATCHES IN A ROW! 😱😱😱 pic.twitter.com/JSlMu5uBXD
— Footy Accumulators (@FootyAccums) November 28, 2019
Wheeling away, pointing to himself, iconic scenes of celebration followed in what would go on to be a joyous season for Leicester City and British football as a whole.