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Watch: The Moment Evan Ferguson Became Ireland's Youngest Ever Premier League Goalscorer

Watch: The Moment Evan Ferguson Became Ireland's Youngest Ever Premier League Goalscorer
By Colman Stanley Updated
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Yesterday, Evan Ferguson became the youngest ever Irish Premier League goalscorer, when he netted the second goal for Brighton during their 4-2 loss to Arsenal.

It was far from a tap-in as well, as the big striker bullied William Saliba off the ball before slotting it through the legs of Aaron Ramsdale as Brighton mounted a late but fruitless comeback.

At 18 years and 72 days, Ferguson beat out Michael Obafemi's record - which he set for Southampton in 2018 - by 97 days.

You can watch the moment below.

Evan Ferguson Makes History In Premier League For Brighton

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After the match, both Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta and Brighton manager Roberto De Zerbi gave their thoughts on the proceedings.

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De Zerbi: "It was a strange game. We suffered four strange goals in a strange way but we played a good game. In the second half, we were better for sure.

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"I am really sorry for the result but for the performance I am happy. We made some mistakes for sure but we are a very young team with very young players."

Arteta: "[They were] really tricky opponents. Tonight we had to have a big performance to win against a really good Brighton side and I think we did that. We had to dig in as well.

"They dominate a lot of phases of play. They do a lot of things but we did a lot of things well today to earn the right to win.

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"[We have] a lot of things to improve, especially in defending moments. We still have room to improve.

"We knew the result [of the Manchester City game] but the boost is we have to come here and win and to do that we have to perform at the highest level in the league."

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