Jamie Vardy’s season has been a true footballing fairytale.
The Leicester City striker has a remarkable opportunity to finish the season as a Premier League champion - and possibly a Golden Boot winner, too - and has now given himself a real chance of making the England squad for this summer’s European Championships in France after his magnificent goal against Germany at the Olympiastadion in Berlin on Saturday night.
The 29-year-old, who was playing non-league football four years ago, beat Manuel Neuer with a stunning back-heel finish at the near post - and you can watch it by scrolling down this page.
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Vardy showed tremendous pace and speed of thought to get in front of his marker - but, even then, he still had so much to do.
Neuer was not expecting Vardy to beat him with such a clever finish and understandably so. It was a perfect back-heeled goal.
Video: Jamie Vardy goal v Germany
England come from behind to beat Germany
Vardy’s moment of magic put England back on level terms. Goals from Toni Kroos and Mario Gomez, either side of half-time, had given Germany a 2-0 lead - but Harry Kane’s excellent goal handed Roy Hodgson’s side a glimmer of hope.
Vardy then equalised on the 75th minute, while Eric Dier capped a famous night for the Three Lions with a stoppage-time header.
Vardy expresses his delight on Twitter
After the match, Vardy took to Twitter to express his delight after scoring his first goal for his country.
“Great performance from the lads, never stopped believing,” he tweeted. “And what a feeling this was #1stgoal”.
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