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Footballer’s record-breaking run prompts regional daily wrap

A footballer’s record-breaking achievement was celebrated with a special front page wrap by a regional daily.

The Leicester Mercury printed the wraparound to mark Leicester City FC’s Jamie Vardy scoring in 11 league games in a row.

Vardy’s goal against Manchester United on Saturday saw him break the record for scoring in the highest number of consecutive games since the Premier League was founded in 1992.

He also equalled the highest number of goals scored in consecutive games by any player in England’s top division, set over 60 years ago by Blackpool’s Stan Mortensen.

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The Mercury’s wrap, pictured above, featured on yesterday’s edition and was designed by chief sub-editor Matthew Sulley.

City currently sit second in the Premier League table and, as reported on HTFP last week, the Mercury’s football writer Rob Tanner was interviewed at the newspaper’s offices by a Danish TV crew – such is the interest in the club’s rise up the division.

Editor Kevin Booth said: “It was an historic moment for the player, the club and the city.

“We thought we’d mark it with a wraparound front and back page which supporters can keep as a record of Jamie Vardy’s extraordinary achievement.

“The city is buzzing at the moment on the back of the team’s great start to the season and Vardy’s record-breaking run.

“It seemed right that we should reflect that in our coverage.”

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  • December 1, 2015 at 4:57 pm

    I should bloody hope so. Not exactly genius, but they did it well enough.

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