Lacazette sets new record with his opening day strike

Alexandre Lacazette has got this season’s Premier League up and running with his ninth minute strike against Fulham.

His opener had a little extra significance too, as the forward became the first player to score the opening goal of a Premier League season for the second time.

His first came back in the 2017/18 season, where he bagged on his debut against Leicester.

Previous opening day scorers:

1992/93Brian DeaneSHUMUN
1993/94Peter BeagrieEVESOU
1994/95Kevin CampbellArsenalMCI
1995/96Efan EkokuWimbledonBOL
1995/96Alan ShearerBLBQPR
1995/96Danny WilliamsonWHULEE
1996/97Stig Inge BjornebyeLiverpoolMID
1997/98Faustino AsprillaNEWSHW
1998/99Emile HeskeyLEIMUN
1999/00Carl CortWIM WAT
2000/01Mark VenusIPSTOT
2001/02Kevin NolanBOLLEI
2002/03Michael RickettsBOLFUL
2003/04David DunnBIRTOT
2004/05Djibril CisséLIVTOT
2005/06Ruud van NistelrooyMUNEVE
2006/07Rob HulseSHULIV
2007/08Michael ChopraSUNTOT
2008/09Samir NasriARSWBA
2009/10Stephen HuntHULCHE
2010/11Nikola KalinicBLBEVE
2011/12Luis SuárezLIVSUN
2013/14Daniel SturridgeLIVSTK
2014/15Ki Sung-yuengSWAMUN
2015/16Kyle Walker (OG)MUNTOT
2016/17Adama DiomandeHULLEI
2017/18Alexandre LacazetteARSLEI
2018/19Paul PogbaMUNLEI
2019/20Grant Hanley (OG)LIVNOR
2020/21Alexandre LacazetteARSFUL

Things didn’t get off to the ideal start for Arsenal though, after Dani Ceballos and Eddie Nketiah could be seen squaring up to each other on a couple of occasions as the side went through their warm up.

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