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10 of the greatest English Premier League debuts

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07 Jul 2017, 03:42 IST

#9. Paulo Wanchope, Derby v Man United (1997)

Paulo Wanchope Premier League debut against Manchester United for Derby County
Wanchope scored one of the greatest goals in Derby County’s history

Paulo Wanchope was a Costa Rican striker who played for Premier League clubs Derby County, West Ham United and Manchester City. More recently, he was the manager of Costa Rica. 

Wanchope scored a few goals in his Premier League career but none as famous as his first ever. He danced past four Manchester United players and stunned Kasper Schmeichel to score Derby's second goal of the day.

The Rams went on to win the game 3-2 courtesy of goals from Ashley Ward and Dean Sturridge - the uncle of current Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge. 

His goal was later voted the greatest in Derby's history by the fans as part of the club's 125th Anniversary Celebrations. 

Now that's a memorable debut goal!

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