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    Wednesday, 22 August 2018

    James Milner set new Premier League record during Palace game

    Milner scored a penalty kick in the extra minute of the first half in Liverpool's win over Crystal Palace

    James Milner open the scoring with a spot-kick close to the end of the first half after Mamadou Sakho brought down Mohamed Salah inside the penalty area.

    The spot-kick which was later criticized by fans and pundits over Mohamed Salah diving, put Milner at the top of the rank
    of highest consecutive Premier League goals from penalties.

    The 32-year-old, whose last league strike from open play was a left-footed finish against former club Manchester City in March 2016, moved above four players who have netted seven top-flight goals in a row from the spot, including two former Reds.


    And that's not all. Milner also extended his Premier League record as an undefeated goalscorer.

    The LFC No.7 has not lost any of the 48 top-flight matches in which he has scored - the longest run in the competition's history.

    The streak began with his debut goal for Leeds United back in 2002 and Monday's strike took his tally to 38 wins and 10 draws, moving him clear of Darius Vassell - the former Aston Villa and Manchester City striker - by two games.

    Vassell retired in 2012 and the only player in the top five still playing in the Premier League is Tottenham Hotspur's Dele Alli, who is on a 33-game streak

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