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Yedlin and Pulisic double up for US with goals on same day

10 Nov 2019
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Newcastle and Chelsea players combine for a feat previously seen in the Premier League over seven years ago

It was a grand day for fans of the Premier League in the United States. 

They saw Christian Pulisic score his fifth goal in three successive starts with the second in Chelsea’s 2-0 win over Crystal Palace on Saturday morning their time.

And then a few hours later, at Newcastle United, DeAndre Yedlin was on the scoresheet at home to AFC Bournemouth for just the defender’s second Premier League goal.

It is the first time in over seven years that two Americans have scored on the same day in the Premier League.

The last time was when Clint Dempsey and Eric Lichaj were both on the scoresheet for Fulham and Aston Villa respectively in March 2012.

In total, Pulisic and Yedlin’s goal combination was the seventh time two Americans have both scored on the same day in the Premier League.

Americans scoring on the same day
Date Scorer Team Opp
27/08/2005 Claudio Reyna Man City Portsmouth
Brian McBride Fulham Everton
09/09/2006 Carlos Bocanegra Fulham Newcastle
Brian McBride Fulham Newcastle
30/12/2006 DaMarcus Beasley Man City West Ham
Carlos Bocanegra Fulham Chelsea
09/04/2007 DaMarcus Beasley Man City Fulham
Carlos Bocanegra Fulham Man City
22/01/2011 Jonathan Spector West Ham Everton
Clint Dempsey Fulham Stoke City
31/03/2012 Clint Dempsey Fulham Norwich City
Eric Lichaj Aston Villa Chelsea
09/11/2019 Christian Pulisic Chelsea Crystal Palace
DeAndre Yedlin Newcastle AFC Bournemouth

Pulisic became only the fourth American to score in three Premier League matches in a row. The previous US players to score in three consecutive matches were Dempsey, who did it three times, Joe-Max Moore and Roy Wegerle, but none of them extended that run to a fourth match.

Pulisic could do that when Chelsea travel to Manchester City on 23 November.

 

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