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20 May 2018
2000: Neville Southall becomes fourth-oldest PL player

With two of Bradford City’s regular goalkeepers injured, Neville Southall was brought into the first-team squad for their match against Leeds United and became the fourth-oldest Premier League player at 41 years and 178 days.

Southall was unable to stop a double strike from Michael Bridges in a 2-1 defeat at Valley Parade. Peter Beagrie got Bradford’s consolation goal.

The defeat left Bradford in 18th on 26 points, two points from safety. The victory kept Leeds in second on 57 points, four behind Manchester United.

2008: Lampard scores four

Frank Lampard became the first midfielder to score four goals in a single Premier League match as Chelsea beat Derby County 6-1.

He converted a penalty, scored with a tap-in, a long-distance shot and another just inside the penalty area at Stamford Bridge.

Salomon Kalou and Joe Cole got the other two for Chelsea, while David Jones scored for Derby.

The result left Derby rooted to the bottom of the table on 10 points, 16 from safety.

Chelsea were third on 61 points, five off leaders Arsenal.

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