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Alrbighton scores 20,000th Barclays Premier League goal

December 21, 2011 by  
Filed under International, Premier League

Marc Albrighton created Barclays Premier League history on Wednesday when he scored the competition’s landmark 20,000th goal at Villa Park.

The midfielder took advantage of a poor attempted back pass from Arsenal defender Per Mertesacker to finish low with a right-footed strike past Wojciech Szczesny in the 54th minute, bringing Villa level at 1-1 after Robin van Persie had converted a 17th-minute penalty.

Albrighton is a product of Aston Villa’s youth system, making his Barclays Premier League debut in September 2009 against Wigan.

He will receive £20,000 from Premier League title sponsors Barclays to donate to a charity of his choice.

Sheffield United striker Brian Deane scored the competition’s first-ever goal on 15 August in 1992, netting in the fifth minute against Manchester United at Bramall Lane. However, Benayoun 87′ scored to put Arsenal on top and win 2-1.

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