Jamie Vardy’s winner against Arsenal last evening inspired us to take a look into some impressive goalscoring Premier League records.
Leicester City legend Jamie Vardy came off the bench to bag an 80-minute winner against Arsenal last evening.
The Gunners are Vardy’s favorite opponents in top-flight English football as he extended his tally to 11 goals in 12 encounters with the club from North London.
His record against Arsenal inspired Standard Sport to create a list of five other forwards that simply enjoyed playing against a certain club in England.
Wilfried Zaha vs Brighton
The Crystal Palace striker has scored seven goals against Bright and Hove Albion. This makes the Seagulls his favorite opponents.
Two of the goals came in the 2013 Championship play-off semi finals, when Zaha’s brace helped Palace to each the final.
Wayne Rooney vs Arsenal
Manchester United’s all time leading goalscorer is another man who loved putting Arsenal to the sword.
From that screamer he scored as a 16-year-old in 2002 to announce his name on the big scene. Rooney scored 12 Premier League goals against the Gunners and found the net three more times in the FA Cup.
Harry Kane against Leicester City
Harry Kane has shown no mercy against the club that welcomed him on loan in 2013.
The Spurs striker has bagged 16 goals in 14 games against the Foxes in all competitions. A record that is truly extraordinary and unbelievable. And, remember he’s still 27 years old!
Luis Suarez vs Norwich City
Luis Suarez may have spent only three and a half years in England. But the Norwich City fans probably still have nightmares from the Uruguayan star.
He played six games against the Canaries, netting twice as many goals, including two hat-tricks at Carrow Road. Impressive, right?
Alan Shearer vs Leeds United
With 260 goals behind his name, Alan Shearer surely made a place for himself in Premier League’s history books. He’s the all-time top goalscorer of top-flight English football.
The former Newcastle and Blackburn striker particularly enjoyed tormenting Leeds United. He netted 20 goals in 19 encounters with the Peacocks.