Jamie Vardy's record is under threat from free-scoring Joe Allen 2 years ago

Jamie Vardy's record is under threat from free-scoring Joe Allen

Stoke City goal machine Joe Allen scored his fifth goal in four games on Saturday afternoon, giving his side the lead against fellow Premier League strugglers Sunderland, and scoring his second before half-time.

Only last week, Allen had scored with a sumptuous strike for Wales in their draw against Austria in Vienna, coming just days after his late equaliser against Manchester United at Old Trafford. Prior to that, he'd also scored in the 1-1 draw with West Brom on September 24.

Wales v Moldova - 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier

His goal-scoring in the Premier League means he's on course to overtake the record Jamie Vardy set last on the way to firing Leicester to the title last season. Vardy scored in 11 straight top flight matches in the last campaign, overtaking the previous record set by former Manchester United striker, Ruud van Nistelrooy.

Leicester City v Chelsea - Premier League

Goals in the next nine league matches for Mark Hughes' side will be enough to take the record away from the England international, and would almost certainly have Hollywood scriptwriters sniffing around with a view to turning Allen's feat into a big screen hit.

The Welshman, who inspired former Juventus and AC Milan midfielder Andrea Pirlo's nickname of 'The Italian Joe Allen', moved to Stoke from Liverpool in the summer.

And very soon, he too could be having a party, and will be going for his hat-trick in the second-half.

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