By North-west correspondent Alex Stevens

Jamie Vardy has beaten the record for scoring in the most consecutive Premier League matches.

The England international became the first player to net in 11 successive top-flight games when he put Leicester 1-0 up against Manchester United on Saturday evening.

Bastian Schweinsteiger replied with a headed equaliser on the cusp of half-time to leave the scores locked at 1-1 at half-time.

But it was Vardy’s moment of history that was the standout moment of the opening period and lit up the King Power Stadium.

The striker ruthlessly finished off a counter-attack from a United corner at the 24-minute mark after killing Christian Fuch’s defence-splitting pass with his first touch and then driving past David de Gea with his second.

The home supporters celebrated ecstatically as the former non-league player basked in a truly memorable moment.

It gave Leicester the advantage in the top-of-the-table clash which both sides must win to supplant first-placed Manchester City at the Premier League summit.