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Vardy's mixed day a first for Leicester

26 Sep 2021
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Forward is the first Foxes player to score at both ends in the Premier League

He is famous for scoring goals but Jamie Vardy's "hat-trick" against Burnley on Saturday was not entirely how he would have wanted it.

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The Leicester City forward struck three goals at King Power Stadium, but unfortunately the first was into his own net, flicking in Ashley Westwood's corner to put Burnley ahead.

Vardy redeemed himself, equalising twice in the 2-2 draw. In so doing he became the first Leicester player to score at both ends in a Premier League match.

He also was the first player to score a "perfect" hat-trick (goals via his head, left foot and right foot) including an own goal in the competition. 

In total, a player scoring for both sides in a Premier League match has happened on 52 occasions, each time by someone different.

Vardy was only the fifth to end a match with their goal account in the positive after having scored an own goal.

The first was John Barnes, for Liverpool in 1995.

Players scoring twice as well as own goal
Player Team Opp Date Goals Own goals
John Barnes LIV TOT 26/08/95 2 1
Niall Quinn  SUN CHA 22/09/01 2 1
Wayne Rooney  MUN STK 20/10/12 2 1
Tammy Abraham CHE WOL 14/09/19 3 1
Jamie Vardy LEI BUR 25/09/21 2 1

Before you ask, no player has scored two own goals while striking at the right end twice.

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