Murray and Bruno combine to score goal for the ages

29 Oct 2018
Glenn Murray, Brighton

Brighton veterans set mark for oldest pair to provide a goal in Premier League history

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Glenn Murray’s goal for Brighton & Hove Albion on Saturday was not only a landmark because it brought up his century of strikes for the club.

The conversion of Bruno’s driven cross into the net by Murray set a Premier League record for the oldest pair to combine for a goal in the competition, as well as winning the match against Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Between them the Brighton duo total 73 years and 57 days in age, with Murray 35 years and 32 days, and Bruno 38 years and 25 days.

They combined to beat the record of 72 years and 168 days set when Paul Scholes (35y 273d) assisted Ryan Giggs (36y 260d), who scored for Manchester United against Newcastle United in August 2010.

That mark eclipsed the record set seven years earlier by 109 days, which came when Portsmouth's Tim Sherwood teed up Teddy Sheringham to find the net against Charlton Athletic.

Goals by combined oldest players
Scorer/Assist Match Combined age Date
Murray/Bruno  BHAWOL 73y 57d 27/10/18 
Giggs/Scholes  MUNNEW 72y 168d  16/08/10 
Sheringham/Sherwood PORCHA 72y 59d  04/10/03 
Ferdinand/Sheringham TOTSOU 72y 51d 31/08/02 
Rae/Irwin WOLLEI 72y 18d 24/10/03 

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Murray’s strike was his sixth goal of the season, halfway to matching his total of 12 in 2017/18, a tally he is keen to beat this campaign.

"I know I’m not going to fly past anyone with my pace, so I stick to what I’m good at and try and help the team," Murray told Brighton’s official website

"I haven’t got a long time left. I take an extra second to look around the stadium and look at who I am playing against and cherish those moments."

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