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Milner enters elite group with triple-century

5 Sep 2018
James Milner in action for Aston Villa (left), Liverpool (centre) and Man City (right)

Liverpool midfielder only fourth player to make 100 PL appearances with three clubs

James Milner achieved a rare feat during Liverpool's 2-1 victory over Leicester City on Saturday.

The 32-year-old became only the fourth player in the history of the Premier League to record 100 appearances with three different clubs.

Milner also reached a century with Aston Villa and Manchester City, with whom he won two Premier League titles, and follows Gareth Barry, Rory Delap, and Gary Speed in hitting triple figures for three Premier League clubs.

Premier League's triple-centurions
Barry Delap Speed Milner
Club Apps Club Apps Club Apps Club Apps
AVL 365 DER 103 LEE 143 AVL 100
MCI 132 SOU 116 NEW 213 MCI 147
EVE 131 STK 134 BOL 121 LIV 100
Total apps  Total apps  Total apps  Total apps
  653   359   535   489

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Assist king

Not content with his achievement Milner celebrated his rare treble with another landmark when teeing up Roberto Firmino to score the decisive goal in the Reds' fourth successive victory.

It was his 19th assist for Liverpool and his eighth that has led to a Firmino goal.

More significantly, the pass brought him level with David Beckham on 80 assists, placing him joint-seventh on the all-time list.

Milner will need to go some to catch the greatest PL assist maker, however. Indeed his next one will only account for half of the 162 Ryan Giggs managed in the competition.

Top assist-makers in PL history
Player Assists
Ryan Giggs 162
Cesc Fabregas 111
Wayne Rooney 103
Frank Lampard 102
Dennis Bergkamp 94
Steven Gerrard 92
David Beckham 80
James Milner 80

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