Harry Kane started his record-breaking 2017 by scoring the yr’s first two Premier League targets.
As we wait to find his successor in 2018, Soccer Paradise seems to be again on the first strike of every calendar yr within the Premier League.
1993: Mark Brennan, Ipswich 1 OLDHAM 2
1994: Tim Breacker, Everton Zero WEST HAM 1
The total-back’s sixth-minute header took the honours after Manchester United and Leeds drew Zero-Zero earlier on New Yr’s Day.
1995: Mick Harford, WIMBLEDON 2 Everton 1
Harford scored the yr’s first two targets inside eight minutes.
1996: John Ebbrell, Wimbledon 2 EVERTON three
The midfielder pounced within the first minute on New Yr’s Day.
1997: Alan Shearer, NEWCASTLE three Leeds Zero
A fourth-minute volley noticed Newcastle edge out rivals Sunderland, and Michael Bridges, by two minutes.
1998: Paolo Di Canio, SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY 2 Newcastle 1
Everton’s Nick Barmby and West Ham’s Frank Lampard scored elsewhere inside 5 minutes however Di Canio was off the mark inside 60 seconds.
1999: Hassan Kachloul, SOUTHAMPTON three Charlton 1 / Jason Euell, WIMBLEDON 2 Derby 1
Each gamers struck within the eighth minute of their respective 3pm kick-offs.
2000: Branko Strupar, DERBY 2 Watford Zero
The Belgian took simply two minutes to attain the primary Premier League objective of the 21st century, his first of two within the sport.
2001: Marcus Stewart, Sunderland Four IPSWICH 1
2002: Marcus Bent, IPSWICH three Charlton 2
Bent exceeded even Harford’s 1995 effort with two targets within the first 5 minutes on New Yr’s Day.
2003: Juan Sebastian Veron (og), SUNDERLAND 1 Manchester United 2
The Argentina playmaker inadvertently nodded in Gavin McCann’s deflected shot for an unlikely opener.
2004: Juan Pablo Angel, ASTON VILLA 2 Portsmouth 1
2005: Andy Cole, FULHAM three Crystal Palace 1
Liverpool and Chelsea kicked off at 12.45 however Joe Cole’s 80th-minute winner there was trumped by his namesake’s fourth-minute strike within the 2pm conflict.
2006: Steven Davis, West Brom 1 ASTON VILLA 2
2007: Peter Crouch, LIVERPOOL three Bolton Zero
The England beanpole’s unlikely speciality was on present as his bicycle kick broke Bolton’s resistance after an hour.
2008: Danny Murphy (pen), FULHAM 1 Chelsea 2
2009: Curtis Davies, ASTON VILLA 2 West Brom 1
2010: Tuncay Sanli, STOKE three Fulham 2
2011: Wayne Rooney, West Brom 1 MANCHESTER UNITED 2
Rooney nodded in Patrice Evra’s cross three minutes into the 12.45 kick-off.
2012: Victor Anichebe, West Brom Zero EVERTON 1
2013: Dimitar Berbatov, West Brom 1 FULHAM 2
Albion have been on the receiving finish for a 3rd straight yr and fifth out of eight.
2014: Fernandinho, Swansea 2 MANCHESTER CITY three
2015: Ryan Shawcross, STOKE 1 Manchester United 1
2016: Michail Antonio, WEST HAM 2 Liverpool Zero
Within the 10th minute Antonio gained a deal with close to his personal nook flag and, barely 20 seconds later, headed in Enner Valencia’s cross.
2017: Harry Kane, Watford 1 TOTTENHAM Four
Full-back Kieran Trippier laid on the primary two of Kane’s eventual 39 league targets within the yr in little over half an hour.
2018: Brighton and Bournemouth have the primary chew of the cherry, kicking off at 12.30 within the first of 5 New Yr’s Day video games.
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