Tottenham’s Dele Alli gets to 50 Prem goals faster than Hazard, Scholes and Lampard

first_imgTOTTENHAM star Dele Alli reached 50 Premier League goals with his penalty against Burnley.And amazingly, he has done so faster than some of the league’s best players.2 Dele Alli is third fastest on the list of players to have hit 50 goals in the fewest number of Premier League gamesEngland ace Alli took 153 games to score a half century of league goals – less time than it took former Premier League stars Eden Hazard, Paul Scholes, Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard.Alli rescued a point for Spurs at Turf Moor from the spot as he found the back of the net in the 50th minute.SPURS NEWS LIVE: Follow for the latest news on SpursIt was a crucial strike for Jose Mourinho’s North London side as it salvaged a draw and saved them from a fifth loss in a row.It also put Alli above some of the Premier League’s greatest players on the list of fastest to 50 league goals.The former MK Dons midfielder scored in the nick of time as ex-Chelsea ace Eden Hazard took 155 games – just two more than Alli – to register his 50th goal.Former England midfielders Scholes, Gerrard and Lampard all took considerably longer to chalk up their half centuries.Manchester United legend Scholes took 211 games, Chelsea boss Lampard 279 matches and ex-Liverpool player and current Rangers boss Gerrard 281 appearances.50 – Dele Alli is the seventh player to reach 50 Premier League goals for Spurs – only Harry Kane (23 years 44 days) reached this milestone at a younger age for the club than Alli (23 years 331 days). Knack.— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) March 7, 2020 At only 23 years old, Alli is significantly younger than when some former Three Lions greats hit 50.Blues legend Lampard and ex England skipper David Beckham were both 26 when they struck for the 50th time in the league.Liverpool legend Gerrard and United stalwart Scholes were even older at 27.2 Dele Alli calmly slotted his penalty past Burnley goalkeeper Nick Pope to score his 50th Premier League goalCredit: ReutersTottenham boss Jose Mourinho says he was a lazy football player in his youth The two players who took less time in getting to 50 are actually current team-mates of Dele Alli at Spurs.Injured English skipper Harry Kane romped to a quick-fire 50 goals in just 90 games.South Korean star Son Heung-min just pips Alli in second, as he needed only 151 league games – two fewer than Alli.It was only Alli’s second goal since Boxing Day but it also saw him become the youngest English midfielder to reach the milestone of 50 Premier League goals.LATEST FOOTBALL NEWSCROWD RETURNFA Cup final ‘may see 20,000 at Wembley in trial allowing some fans at games’CommentPHIL THOMASDiving and whining was never a good look and will seem worse after lockdownExclusive’I’M IN A BAD WAY’Ex-England star Kenny Sansom talks for first time since being attackedExclusiveBOURNE AGAINHowe says Cherries are stronger after lockdown with FIVE fit-again starsExclusiveSWAN THAT GOT AWAYSwansea wanted £3m Davies three years ago but couldn’t get work permitNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticBAYERN 5 DUSSELDORF 0Lewa bags two as Bayern thump rivals to close on 8th straight titleTHEIR CALLReferees in Northern Ireland will be given choice on coming back says union bossMAKE YOUR DEBUT Bet £5 get £20 in free bets for new customers at Ladbrokeslast_img read more