Date: 3rd October 2016 at 9:57pm
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Ahead of the October international break, Manchester City’s Kelechi Iheanacho became the 16th player to score ten times in the Premier League before hitting their 20th birthday.

Their game at the Etihad Stadium on September 17 against Bournemouth saw Iheanacho score his tenth goal aged only 19, 11 months and 14 days, and whilst he’s the oldest of those 16 players to hit double figures – only four in the list achieved that mark in fewer appearances than he did.

There are some obvious names on the list like Michael Owen, Wayne Rooney and Jermain Defoe, with a few blasts from the past like Emile Heskey, Nicolas Anelka and even Nick Barmby, but but there are a couple of names that few would’ve expected to see or have in fact long forgotten about.

Name
Club
Age @ 10th Goal
Apps
Michael Owen
Liverpool
18y 1m 24d
26
Wayne Rooney
Everton
18y 2m 4d
50
Francis Jeffers
Everton
18y 8m 7d
25
Robbie Fowler
Liverpool
18y 11m 4d
18
Alan Smith
Leeds United
18y 11m 18d
30
Emile Heskey
Leicester City
19y 4m 0d
36
Raheem Sterling
Liverpool
19y 4m 12d
57
Robbie Keane
Coventry City
19y 6m 7d
18
Kevin Gallen
Queens Park Rangers
19y 6m 18d
32
Jermain Defoe
West Ham United
19y 6m 20d
35
Nicolas Anelka
Arsenal
19y 7m 11d
40
Ryan Giggs
Manchester United
19y 8m 17d
42
Chris Bart-Williams
Sheffield Wednesday
19y 8m 24d
60
Romelu Lukaku
West Bromwich Albion
19y 8m 29d
32
Nick Barmby
Tottenham Hotspur
19y 11m 11d
37
Kelechi Iheanacho
Manchester City
19y 11m 14d
30



Now all eyes turn to who might be the 17th player to add their name to that list, and unless I’ve woefully erred on his age, most I imagine would have bets on Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford given his appearance on the scene last season.

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