It’s not even been a month since Jamie Vardy smashed Ruud van Nistelrooy’s Premier League goalscoring record, with the Leicester man scoring in his 11th consecutive game against Manchester United, but that record could already be under threat.
Romelu Lukaku has now scored in six consecutive Premier League games – and seven in all competitions – after notching against Norwich in Saturday’s early kick-off.
Now come on Mr Lukaku, let's give Vardy a little time to enjoy his record!— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) December 12, 2015
The assist was of course provided by Gerard Deulofeu, and the goal means Lukaku is the first Everton player to score in seven consecutive games since Bob Latchford 40 years ago.
Given that van Nistelrooy’s record stood for 12 years it seems unlikely it could be broken twice in one season. But with Deulofeu – christened “the supplier” by Lukaku – running down the wing, it becomes that tiny bit more possible.
The former Barcelona man has assisted eight of Lukaku’s 15 goals in all competitions this season.
Everton play Leicester next, and you imagine Vardy will be on the Leicester defenders to make sure Lukaku’s run ends there.
But should he score against the Foxes the Belgian would need to score in the next five to break the record – against Newcastle, Stoke, Tottenham, Manchester City and Chelsea.
It would mean his 12th goal would come against the club who sold him to Everton.
As if he needed any more motivation…