John Egan scored the first Premier League goal of his career this afternoon, and in some style too.
His brilliant volley was enough to secure a point for Sheffield United at Burnley, a game in which they had the better chances. Despite this, they were behind for much of the contest after James Tarkowski's goal just before halftime.
The Irishman's volley in the 80th minute was enough to rescue a point for his side. With the goal, he also reached a brilliant feat in English football.
After today's strike, Egan has now scored in the Premier League, the Championship, League One, and League Two. That's each of the top four divisions of English football
It shows just how far he has come as a player in recent years, but this wasn't something that was on his mind just after the final whistle.
Speaking to Sky Sports, he had completely forgotten that this was a feat he had achieved during the game.
— ⚔ Blades1889 ⚔ (@Blades1889_com) July 5, 2020
I'll take that all day. I've been knocking on the door for a while and it's something I need to add to my game so I'm happy I got one today...
You have to gamble I suppose, a striker's instinct from a centre half!
Oh yeah, thanks for reminding me! I totally forgot about that. It's a great feat to have.
Obviously the main aim is to try and get one in the Premier League and I need to add to now, and add it to my game going forward.
It certainly feels like Egan should score a few more goals, something he touched on above.
It is also a sentiment shared by his manager, who said that the defender should have had ten goals by this stage of the campaign.
🗣 "He should have 10"
Chris Wilder on John Egan's first PL goal pic.twitter.com/lItmaroO0T
— Football Daily (@footballdaily) July 5, 2020
He should have ten [goals]. Honestly, he should have ten.
I think he could have scored in the first half as well, he had a good opportunity. We're getting into good areas, and if it's a set play or whatever we have good delivery. We need to work on that as an area of scoring.
For that to be his first goal of the season, at this stage of the season, it's something we've looked at for next year. We've got to be better in those scenarios.
Wilder is known for his demanding the best out of his players, so his comments here are certainly fitting.
We have a feeling that John Egan won't mind.