Arlo White has made a name for himself by walking that very thin line between excitement and over the top. That has probably never been a harder line that it was on Saturday. Leicester City is, after all, the club he grew up rooting for and Saturday marked the first time he had ever called a match at King Power Stadium.
We emailed him asking him what it was like to not only be in the booth for a Leicester City home match, but his view on calling Jamie Vardy's record-breaking goal.:
Having grown up in Leicester, I have a natural affinity with those supporters clad in blue and white, who are reveling in their club's start to the season, and Vardy's incredible scoring streak. But when I'm on the gantry, describing a Premier League game, I do it straight down the line regardless of the teams in front of me.
The atmosphere that was generated before kick-off inside the KP was incredibly loud & intense, people were desperate for Vardy to score so they could witness it live and have a tale to tell.
The goal itself came out of nowhere. United had been enjoying plenty of possession and actually had a corner at the other end.
When Kasper Schmeichel rolled the ball out to the right, it was a mild surprise to see left back Christian Fuchs on the ball (like seeing Leo Gonzalez galloping down the right wing!). I glanced to my right and saw Vardy pointing behind the United defence, so there was a sense that a chance for the record could be created. The pass was perfectly weighted, the finish powerful and precise, and the noise which greeted it was almost deafening.
It's always special to announce historic moments. I look back fondly on the night at the Red Bull Arena when Abby Wambach broke Mia Hamm's international scoring record. You just hope you don't mess it up!
In case you missed it, here's Vardy's goal accompanied by White's call: