Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic ended his 6-match goalless streak in a magical phenomenon against Swansea City. The right-footed strike from inside the box etched the Swedish veteran into history books forever. It was the 25000th goal in the Premier League history, and it took a while coming this weekend.
The 25,000th EPL goal was followed by the Swedish striker’s 400th career goal. His career features some of the most picturesque moments with some of the best European clubs. Meanwhile, this is the quickest 1000-goal in the history of EPL.
The record fell into Manchester United’s kitty as Arsenal and the Spurs played out a 1-1 draw in the North London derby. Thanks to the twin strike by the Swedish striker, Manchester United is back on its winning ways. After Paul Pogba put the Red Devils ahead in the 15th minute, it took six more minutes for Zlatan to score his first goal in six matches, doubling the lead to 2-0.
At half-time, Manchester United took an invincible 3-0 lead, with the Swedish striker netting another goal at the 33rd minute.
When it comes to making history with goal sheets, Manchester United has always been in the record books. The English Premier League’s first goal was scored by Sheffield United’s Brian Deane against the eventual 1992 EPL Winners Manchester United. The 100th goal arrived 10 days from the first goal, struck by former United striker Eric Cantona which formed a treble against Leeds, routed 5-0. Blackburn’s Mike Newell recorded the 1000th goal, while Moritz Volz took the goals counter to 15,000 in Fulham versus Chelsea match in 2006.
In November 2015, Arsenal’s Kieran Gibbs scored the 24,000th goal in a sensational strike against Tottenham Hotspur. Ironically, the same opponents played out a draw before Zlatan Ibrahimovic pinched ahead of everyone to seize the moment.
Will this help resurrect the tottering United team in its Premier League journey?
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