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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