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Wood celebrates scoring 30,000th PL goal

29 Aug 2021
Premier League - Burnley v Leeds United

Burnley striker scores a landmark goal in draw with Leeds United on Sunday

An instinctive flick from close range sealed Chris Wood's place in Premier League history as he scored the competition's 30,000th goal.

The Burnley striker just got enough on Matt Lowton's goalbound effort to put the ball past Leeds United goalkeeper Illan Meslier in the 61st minute of Sunday's contest at Turf Moor.

Wood's goal was cancelled out late on by Patrick Bamford as the teams battled out a 1-1 draw.

It was the New Zealander's 48th Premier League goal and arrived in his 140th appearance in the competition.

Zlatan makes his mark

The previous landmark goal was hit by Zlatan Ibrahimovic as Manchester United triumphed 3-1 at Swansea City on 6 November 2016, leading the Swede to say: "I thought it was only me who had scored 25,000!"

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Current Leicester City winger Marc Albrighton claimed the 20,000th goal, for Aston Villa against Arsenal on 21 December 2011, while Tottenham Hotspur's Les Ferdinand brought up 10,000 versus Fulham on 15 December 2001.

Landmark scorers
Goal Date Scorer Match
1st 15 Aug 1992 Brian Deane Sheff Utd v Man Utd
100th 25 Aug 1992 Eric Cantona Leeds 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 6 Nov 2016 Zlatan Ibrahimovic Swansea v Man Utd
30,000th 29 Aug 2021 Chris Wood Burnley v Leeds

 

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