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United hit 2,000th Premier League goal landmark

Sunday 27 October 2019 19:00

Manchester United have become the first club to reach the 2,000-goal landmark in the Premier League.

Scott McTominay entered the record books with the strike, the opener in the 3-1 victory at Norwich City. Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial both missed penalties but also got on the scoresheet in East Anglia.

The Academy graduate swept in a fierce drive when Todd Cantwell failed to clear, beating keeper Tim Krul with an effort combining power with accuracy.

"It was a record I knew about before the game so obviously I'm delighted to get the 2,000th goal," commented the Scotland international afterwards.

Watch United's first goal in the Premier League - scored by Mark Hughes.

The match at Carrow Road was United's 1,048th in the competition, which started back in 1992.

Mark Hughes scored our maiden goal on the Premier League opening day, at Sheffield United in a 2-1 defeat at Bramall Lane, after Brian Deane netted the very first strike in the newly formed division.

In terms of other notable efforts along the way, Andrei Kanchelskis scored our 100th Premier League goal, against Wimbledon in November 1993, the clincher in a 3-1 success.

Cristiano Ronaldo bagged our 1,000th strike, in a 4-1 defeat to Middlesbrough in October 2005. It was a header four minutes into injury time at the Riverside Stadium.

Watch Scott McTominay score his landmark strike for the Reds on Sunday.

United are well clear in the scoring stakes when looking at the all-time record in the Premier League.

Arsenal are next best, on 1,860, after a 2-2 draw with Crystal Palace at the Emirates Stadium. 

Liverpool (1,797) and Chelsea (1,793) are the next in line to reach the landmark stat.

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