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There's An Irishman At The Top Of The Premier League's Speed Chart

Conor O'Leary
By Conor O'Leary
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It's been a common theme in the Premier League this season. After MOTD2 started measuring Premier League players in terms of who recorded the fastest time earlier in the season, Irish players have scored pretty high in the charts.

But it appears that the fastest Irish player isn't a constant each week. We asked Aiden McGeady who he thought was the fastest in O'Neill's squad and he plumped for Seamus Coleman. Then MOTD2 had Robbie Brady and James McCarthy in the top 10 fastest Premier League players back in August.

Who is the new speed king of O'Neill's squad, and the entire Premier League (for this weekend anyway)?


West Brom's James McClean came in at a whopping 21.8mp/h this weekend. To put that into context. That's over 35 km/h and would put him as the second fastest player in the world according to this study from FIFA back in 2013.


James McClean comes in ahead of the likes of Eden Hazard, Kyle Walker, and Wilfred Zaha - who you'd expect to feature. Having said that, credit must go to Andy Carroll and Sylvain Distin who also managed to get on the list.

See Also: 2 Irish Players Are In MOTD2's List Of The Fastest Players In The Premier League This Weekend

Picture credit: David Maher / SPORTSFILE


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