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Romelu Lukaku will become the fifth youngest player to reach 100 Premier League goals if he scores against Liverpool, but who are the four other players to do so before him?

March 9, 2018 2:52 PM
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Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku will become the fifth youngest player to reach 100 Premier League goals if he scores against Liverpool on Saturday.

The 24-year-old has racked up 99 league goals in 214 appearances and could become a member of the Premier League 100 club at Old Trafford.

If he hits his century he will be the fifth youngest player to do so behind Michael Owen, Robbie Fowler, Wayne Rooney and Harry Kane.

Owen still holds the record for being the youngest player to reach 100 Premier League goals at the age of 23 and 134 days.

The former England international reached the landmark for Liverpool against West Brom during the 2002-03 season.

Fowler is close behind his former Liverpool team-mate as the second youngest at 23 and 283 days.

Fowler, who scored 163 Premier League goals in total, scored his 100th against Southampton for the Reds in the 1998-99 season.

Wayne Rooney, who joined the elusive 200 Premier League goals club, last August, is the third youngest player to score 100 league goals at 24 and 100 days.

The Everton striker reached his century during the 2009-10 campaign playing for Manchester United against Arsenal.

After scoring more than 20 goals for the last four seasons, Kane scored his 100th Premier League goal against Liverpool last month.

Belgian international Lukaku will be 24 and 301 days if he nets against rivals Liverpool on Saturday lunchtime.

United are two points above third-placed Liverpool in the Premier League table.

Source: dailymail.co.uk

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