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Milner strike breaks Vassell record

21 Mar 2017
Manchester City v Liverpool

Goal versus Man City means Liverpool left-back has scored in 47 matches without suffering defeat

James Milner's goal against Manchester City on Sunday not only helped to secure a point for Liverpool, but it also set a scoring record in the Premier League. 

Milner now holds the record for scoring in the most matches without suffering defeat, surpassing Darius Vassell's feat of netting in 46 different matches in which he was not once on the losing side. 

Darius Vassell, Aston Villa
Darius Vassell had held the record for having scored in the most PL matches without losing

Formerly of Leeds United, Newcastle United, Aston Villa and Man City, Milner's record when he has netted in the Premier League reads W37 D10 L0. 

Other notable inclusions in the top 10 are Chelsea's Cesc Fabregas, Manchester United's Antonio Valencia and Dele Alli, of Tottenham Hotspur, all of whose teams tend to win when their names adorn the scoresheet.

Most PL matches scored in without losing

Player Matches scored in Won Drawn Lost
James Milner 47 37 10 0
Darius Vassell 46 36 10 0
Cesc Fabregas 42 34 8 0
Salomon Kalou 32 29 3 0
Oyvind Leonhardsen 28 21 7 0
Antonio Valencia 20 19 1 0
Dele Alli 20 15 5 0
Lee Sharpe 19 17 2 0
John Arne Riise 19 13 6 0
Oscar 19 16 3 0

See: Why Klopp didn't watch Milner pen

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