Jamie Vardy scores in seventh successive match as Leicester beat Watford

Jamie Vardy scores in seventh successive match as Leicester beat Watford

Jamie Vardy continued to close in on his own Premier League goal scoring record as Leicester regained second spot in the table with a 2-0 victory over Watford at the King Power Stadium.

The striker’s second-half penalty saw him on the score sheet for the seventh match in a row as Brendan Rodgers’ team simultaneously equalled a club record of seven straight wins in the top flight dating back to March 1963.

During Leicester’s title-winning season of 2015/16, Vardy scored in 11 consecutive Premier League matches. Should he maintain his form, he would equal those figures in Boxing Day’s blockbuster clash at home to leaders Liverpool.

The Foxes toiled at times on Wednesday night against an unadventurous but organised Watford side who, after the sacking of Quique Sanchez Flores at the weekend, were under the guidance of under-23 coach Hayden Mullins.