Record-breaker Nketiah is surely set for future stardom

Eddie just can’t stop scoring!

Nketiah shines again overtaking Shearer as number one along the way!

It has been another successful international campaign for England U-21’s and for our young Eddie Nketiah in particular.

He scored his 14th goal for the England U21’s v Turkey U21’s and helped them to a 2-1 win in their latest round of their European Qualifying Group games. In doing so he has become the record goal scorer for the U-21’s overtaking the record of Alan Shearer who sits on 13 goals.

Eddie’s history-making strike led England to a place at Euro 2021 with two games to spare after their impressive run in the qualifying stages so far, falling to just one draw and seven wins.

Despite missing a penalty when he hit the post it didn’t take Eddie long to score his record breaking goal, making amends for the missed penalty by firing into the back of the net after being sent through by Sessegnon with two minutes remaining. In doing so Eddie scored his 14th goal in just 12 games to seal the victory for in England at Molineux.

He now overtakes Alan Shearer and Francis Jeffers (both 13) as the all-time leading goal scorer for England’s youth side:

England U21 record Goal scorers
Player Goals scored
Eddie Nketiah 14*
Alan Shearer 13
Francis Jeffers 13
Saido Berahino 11
Nathan Redmond 10

Speaking about Nketiah after the game, England manager Aidy Boothroyd added:
“Eddie’s a huge talent, a genuinely nice person. He’s great off the pitch for us and on the pitch, he takes no prisoners. He’s a real warrior. To surpass Alan (Shearer) is a huge achievement.”
Indeed, it is such an achievement at such a young age in such a quick time frame as well. If he keeps going at this rate, he will set such a record that will be harder to surpass in the future. I hope this form continues for Eddie for both England and Arsenal. Here’s hoping hey Gooners?

Shenel Osman

7 Comments

  1. Winston says:

    Hope he follows the path of Shearer and not fox-in-the-box Jeffers.

    1. GunneRay says:

      Thanks for bringing that name up again (NOT)!

      Now i’m going to have night mares again 🤣🤣🤣🤣

  2. Val says:

    He may be the record holder for the U21’s but he has a very very long way to go match Shearer.

    1. ahmad73 says:

      Agree. At this point based on his performances at the top level, there is little to suggest he will become the player we hope he might turn into. Very much a WIP.

    2. jon fox says:

      SO DOES (OR DID) EVERY OTHER STRIKER IN PREM HISTORY, EVEN HENRY, AT LEAST IN GOALS SCORED. RATHER UNFAIR COMPARISON OF YOURS FOR ANY PLAYER I’D SAY.

  3. Ackshay says:

    Nketiah is a poacher with pace and agility but his overall game is still a work in progress. The potential is huge assuming he develops the rest of his game as a steady rate. His confidence will grow with time and goals making him a better cooler finisher.

  4. RSH says:

    He’s got a long ways to go. I am also hoping he develops into more than just a poacher. Poachers are not doing too well with the current way football is played. CF’s are expected to do much more than just be clever in the box. Here’s hoping he can reach great heights.

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