Michael Olise sets new Premier League landmark after hat-trick of assists vs Leeds

Michael Olise sets new Premier League landmark after hat-trick of assists vs Leeds

2021 Super Eagles invitee, Michael Olise has set a new Premier League landmark for himself as he picked up a hat-trick of assists during Sunday’s match between Leeds United and Crystal Palace.Michael Olise sets new Premier League landmark after hat-trick of assists vs Leeds

At Elland Road, the 21-year-old achieved Premier League milestone by being the league’s youngest player to ever assist three goals that came from open play in a single match.

The midfielder sparked Crystal Palace in overturning a 1-0 deficit before thrashing Leeds United 5-1.

Jordan Ayew, Eberechi Eze, and Odsonne Edouard scored goals for Crystal Palace in the space of sixteen minutes of the second half to take a three-goal lead.

The young, promising Nigerian hopeful, Michael Olise, redeemed himself after a subpar performance in the first half by supplying the assists for the three goals.

ALSO READ  UK Prime Minister Salutes England Squad: 'You've Made the Country Proud' as Spain Claims Record 4th Euro Title

Optajoe’s statistics revealed that with the three assists, he enters Premier League history at the age of 21 years and 118 days.

The post reads;

Aged 21 years and 118 days, Michael Olise is the youngest player in Premier League history to assist three goals from open play in a single game.”

Since the start of the previous season, Michael Olise has also contributed to 12 goals in the Premier League.

ALSO READ  Get Ready to Enjoy Good Football: New Abia Warriors Coach Guarantees Excitement

Bukayo Saka, who has 17 assists, is the only player currently in the competition that is 21 years old or younger who has more.

With eight games remaining, Olise’s goal contributions led Palace move six points clear of the relegation zone after two straight wins for the first time since November.

ALSO READ  New Signing Caleb Okoli Reveals Two Top Qualities Leicester City Should Expect From Him

The youngster has now contributed two goals and eight assists in 29 games for Crystal Palace this season, and he will surely be eager to continue on that success when they play Southampton in their upcoming match.

Like this post? Please leave a comment in the box!

About the Author

Sir Kris
Staunch football fan and footballer

Leave a comment