Arsenal get 2020/21 off to a flying start at Fulham as Lacazaette becomes the first player to score the first goal of a season on more than one occasion
With his goal in the ninth minute of Arsenal’s match at Fulham, Alexandre Lacazette set a Premier League record.
The forward became the first player to score the opening goal of a Premier League season for the second time.
Lacazette had previously achieved the feat on his Arsenal debut at home to Leicester City in the opening match of the 2017/18 season, scoring after less than two minutes.
The Frenchman’s strike against Fulham was also the fourth time that Arsenal had scored the first goal of a Premier League season, putting them only one behind Liverpool, who lead the way.
Arsenal had 13 total shots with 6 shots on target while Fulham had 5 shots with 2 shots on target. The ball possession to Fulham was 45% while the Gunners had 55% ball possession.
Arsenal host West Ham next Saturday, while Fulham are in EFL Cup action at Ipswich Town in four days’ time.
Well, that was fun.
⚪️ 0-3 🔵 (FT)#FULARS
— Arsenal (@Arsenal) September 12, 2020
Opening scorers for each PL season
|1996/97||Stig Inge Bjornebye||Liverpool||MID|
|2005/06||Ruud van Nistelrooy||MUN||EVE|
|2015/16||Kyle Walker (OG)||MUN||TOT|
|2019/20||Grant Hanley (OG)||LIV||NOR|