Lacazette Makes Premier League History With Opening Goal Of 2020/21 Season

Alexandre Lacazette scoring against Fulham in the opening game of the 2020/21 Premier League season (image via Twitter/OfficialFPL)

Alexandre Lacazette made Premier League history when he scored for Arsenal against Fulham. He becomes the first player to record the first goal of an English top-flight campaign on two occasions.

The Gunners opened their 2020/21 season with a derby date against London rivals, Fulham, at Craven Cottage.

Arsenal needed less than nine minutes to find the target against Fulham, with Lacazette the man to get them up and running.

Some questionable defending by the Cottagers saw the ball ricochet around their penalty area before falling at the feet of a proven finisher.

Lacazette snapped up his chance, with the France international turning home from close range.

That effort was the first of the 2020/21 season, but not the first time that the hard-working Gunners frontman has been quickest out of the blocks.

Back in 2017-18, Lacazette also opened the scoring in a meeting with Leicester.

No other player can claim to have achieved that feat on two occasions, with an early entry to the record books added in the first round of fixtures of a new term.

Arsenal will be hoping that there are many more efforts to come from Lacazette.

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source: Goal

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