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New season, new records: 4 Premier League records that have been set this season

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3.15K   //    14 Nov 2018, 15:57 IST

Sarri entered the history books when Chelsea drew with Everton on Sunday
Sarri entered the history books when Chelsea drew with Everton on Sunday

There are some Premier League records that may never be broken again. Alan Shearer's 260 league goals and Gareth Barry's record 653 league appearances are some records that are simply 'untouchable'.

Fortunately, not all of these records are unassailable. Every now and again we are able to see history being made right in front of our eyes, when a club, a player or a manager breaks a record or sets a new one earning a place in the history books.

And this season too, some lucky players and managers have ended up creating history.

With Premier League action set to return after two weeks of international break, let us take a look at the 4 new Premier League records that been have set thus far.


#1 James Milner sets a one of a kind penalty record

Milner's goal against Crystal Palace on 20 August was his 8th consecutive goal from the spot.
Milner's goal against Crystal Palace on 20 August was his 8th consecutive goal from the spot.

James Milner set an unusual Premier League record on 20 August 2018, when he scored the opening goal of the match from the penalty spot against Crystal Palace.

The Liverpool no.7 converted from the spot on the stroke of half-time to give his side the lead at Selhurst Park and in doing so became the first player in history to score eight consecutive Premier League goals from penalties.

Image: © Liverpool.com
Image: © Liverpool.com

After a long wait of two years, he scored his first goal from open play against Arsenal on 3 November ending his unique streak at 8 goals.

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#2 Ryan Sessegnon scores a landmark PL goal

Sessegnon became the youngest goalscorer in Fulham's history
Sessegnon became the youngest goalscorer in Fulham's history

Ryan Sessegnon came into this season of the Premier League having scored 15 times in Fulham's return to the first division after four years.

So, he was tipped to carry that red hot form to the top flight and make an instant impact.

But things are quite different and tougher out here in the Premier League and he failed to replicate his prolific goal scoring exploits this season, managing only a single assist in the first 8 matches.

In his ninth Premier League appearance on 20 October 2018, the England U21 international became the first player born in the 21st century to find the back of the net in an English top-flight fixture.

He permanently etched his name into Premier League history when he slotted home a left-footed effort against Cardiff City in 34th minute of the Cottagers 4-2 loss.

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