Please Wait . . .

Chelsea star Pulisic becomes youngest FA Cup final goalscorer since Ronaldo with opener against Arsenal
Dark Mode
Top Leagues
02-Aug-2020, 12:13 am

Chelsea star Pulisic becomes youngest FA Cup final goalscorer since Ronaldo with opener against Arsenal


Christian Pulisic Chelsea 2019-20

Christian Pulisic made history on Saturday with his early FA Cup final goal to put Chelsea ahead against Arsenal, while also becoming the youngest man to score in the fixture since Cristiano Ronaldo 16 years ago.

And he gave his side the perfect start, converting from close range past Emiliano Martinez after just five minuteswith the Gunners defence caught flat-footed.

The former Borussia Dortmund prodigy is only the third United States international to have appeared in English football's historic showpiece clash, after Sheffield Wednesday's John Harkes in 1993 and Tim Howard, who represented both Manchester United (2004) and Everton (2007) in the clash.

Neither of those stars had managed to score in a final, marking Pulisic out as the first to do so among his compatriots.

Pulisic's strike was also Chelsea's fastest in an FA Cup final since Roberto Di Matteo hit the netwith less than a minute on the clock against Middlesbrough back in 1997.

At just 21 years and 318 days, meanwhile, he is the youngest man to score in the fixture since Cristiano Ronaldo, who was aged19 years and106 days when he opened the scoring for Manchester United against Millwall in 2004's edition at the Millennium Stadium.

The US international's feat did not go unnoticed, with several of his USMNT colleagues and many observers taking to social media in order to pay tribute to his special talents.


Source : goal.com

Recommended News :

Betting

Robert Lewandowski Serge Gnabry Bayern Munich 2019-20

Bayern Munich vs Chelsea Betting Tips...

Chelsea will be hoping to pull off a miraculous Champions League comeback whe...
Barcelona Lionel Messi

Barcelona vs Napoli Betting Tips: Lat...

Barcelona welcome Napoli to Camp Nou on Saturday evening as Quique Setien's m...
Leonardo Bonucci Moussa Dembele Lyon Juventus 2019-20

Juventus vs Lyon Betting Tips: Latest...

Juventus will be aiming to overturn a 1-0 deficit when they welcome Lyon to T...
Benzema 2020 Real Madrid

Manchester City vs Real Madrid Bettin...

La Liga champions Real Madrid visit the Etihad stadium on Friday evening hopi...
Alfredo Morelos Rangers 2020-21

Bayer Leverkusen vs Rangers Betting T...

Rangers will be aiming to overturn a two-goal deficit when they travel to Bay...

Transfer

Xavier Mbuyamba NxGn

Xavier Mbuyamba: The 'new Van Dijk' h...

Given the many different ways young players can be scouted in the modern game...
Neco Williams Liverpool 2019-20

Liverpool set to hand Williams new fi...

Liverpool right-back Neco Williams will become the latest youngster to be rew...
Kostas Tsimikas, Olympiacos

Liverpool close to £11.75m deal for O...

Kostas Tsimikas is set to become Liverpool’s first signing of the summer, wit...
Kostas Tsimikas, Olympiacos

Liverpool close to sealing deal for O...

Kostas Tsimikas is set to become Liverpool’s first signing of the summer, wit...
Kalidou Koulibaly Napoli 2019-20

Man City target Koulibaly compared to...

Napoli centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly has been compared to former Manchester C...
image-top-scroll