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Zlatan: I thought it was me who scored 25,000!

6 Nov 2016
Manchester United's Zlatan Ibrahimovic celebrates scoring their second goal

Zlatan Ibrahimovic was the man to get the Premier League's landmark goal as Man Utd won at Swansea

Zlatan Ibrahimovic wrote his name in the Premier League history books on Sunday when he scored Manchester United's second goal against Swansea City.

His 21st-minute strike from outside of the area, one of two goals in United's 3-1 victory, means the 35-year-old has scored the 25,000th goal in the Premier League era.

"I thought that was only me who had scored 25,000," Ibrahimovic joked after the match. 

The goal was a memorable way for Ibrahimovic to get back on the scoresheet as he had gone six PL matches without finding the net. His last goal came in the defeat by Manchester City in September.

It is the first time that Man Utd have scored a landmark goal in the Premier League, although they were the side who conceded the first PL goal, when Brian Deane headed home against them for Sheffield United in 1992.

With 17 goals scored on Saturday, Sunday's action started with 24,992 goals scored in the competition.

Paul Pogba scored the 24,999th goal six minutes earlier when he put United ahead at the Liberty Stadium while Roberto Firmino netted the 25,001st goal, 11 minutes after Ibrahimovic, scoring Liverpool's fourth goal against Watford.

See: Zlatan knew goals would come

Landmark scorers

Goal Date Scorer Team
1st 15 Aug 1992 Brian Deane Sheff Utd v Man Utd
100th 25 Aug 1992 Eric Cantona Leeds Utd v Spurs
1,000th 7 Apr 1993 Mike Newell Nott'm Forest v Blackburn
5,000th 7 Dec 1996 Andy Townsend Southampton v Aston Villa 
10,000th 15 Dec 2001 Les Ferdinand Spurs v Fulham
15,000th 30 Dec 2006 Moritz Volz Chelsea v Fulham
20,000th 21 Dec 2011 Marc Albrighton Aston Villa v Arsenal
25,000th 06 Nov 2016 Zlatan Ibrahimovic Swansea v Man Utd

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