Jamie Vardy has broken Arsenal legend Ian Wright’s goalscoring record – but Gabby Agbonlahor doesn’t think he’s one of the Premier League’s top 20 finishers of all time


Jamie Vardy broke the record for most Premier League goals after the age of 30 this week – but Gabby Agbonlahor still doesn’t believe he is ‘even in the top 20’ in history.

The Leicester striker beat Arsenal legend Wright’s tally of 93 after his 30th birthday when he came off the bench to score against Burnley.

Vardy has been prolific since making his Premier League debut in 2014
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Jamie Vardy has broken Arsenal legend Ian Wright's goalscoring record - but Gabby Agbonlahor doesn't think he's one of the Premier League's top 20 finishers of all time
Agbonlahor is Aston Villa’s top scorer in the Premier League
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The Foxes talisman now has 128 Premier League goals to his name and has been one of the division’s top strikers since his first appearance in 2014.

However, Agbonlahor, who has scored 74 goals himself in the English top flight, doesn’t think Vardy is a brilliant finisher – and has listed plenty of centre-forwards he thinks are better than him.

He told talkSPORT: “[Alan] Shearer is in front of him, Thierry Henry is in front of him, [Sergio] Aguero, Andy Cole, Dwight Yorke.

“Harry Kane, Wayne Rooney, Les Ferdinands, Ian Wright, [Didier] Drogba, [Robbier] Hunter.

“[Darren] Benty was a better finisher than Jamie Vardy!

“I think we quickly forget the strikers of the early years of the Premier League


Jamie Vardy has broken Arsenal legend Ian Wright's goalscoring record - but Gabby Agbonlahor doesn't think he's one of the Premier League's top 20 finishers of all time
Rooney and Drogba are just two forwards who Agbonlahor says are better finishers than Vardy
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“[Ruud] Van Nistelroy. I’m missing loads! Teddy Sheringham, Michael Owen.

“I think Vardy has done great throughout his career, he’s a great striker, but with a natural finish he’s probably not even in the top 20.”

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