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Alexandre Lacazette takes Tino Asprilla 20 year old record

5 years ago

His record lasted 20 years and 2 days but Alexandre Lacazette took away Tino Asprilla’s record on Friday night.

Newcastle United took on Sheffield Wednesday on 9 August 1997 and Tino scored both goals in a 2-1 win.

It took the Newcastle forward only 101 seconds at St James Park to score the first of his two goals v the Owls and it became the quickest goal ever scored in a Premier League season.

The Columbian international beating the 121 seconds it took Kevin Campbell to score for Arsenal against Manchester City on the opening day of the 1994/95 season.

The Gunners have now reclaimed the record, with Alexandre Lacazette scoring only 94 seconds into the 4-3 victory over Leicester on Friday night.

Having kicked off the match, it was only the Frenchman’s second touch of the ball when he headed Arsenal into the lead.

Martin Tyler column for Sky Sports:

‘Was Alexandre Lacazette’s header against Leicester the earliest goal scored in a Premier League season?’

‘MARTIN SAYS: Alexandre Lacazette made a dream debut for Arsenal when scoring just 94 seconds into the opening game of the new Premier League season against Leicester City on Friday Night Football.

And according to our records, that’s the fastest goal ever scored at the start of a Premier League season.

Previously the record was held by Newcastle United’s Faustino Asprilla, who scored in 101 seconds against Sheffield Wednesday in 1997/98.

And before that, it was Kevin Campbell when he scored for Arsenal in 121 seconds on the opening day against Man City in 1994/95.

So it was a great start for Lacazette with only his second touch as a Premier League player. The first was the kick-off!’


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