Zlatan Ibrahimovic notched the 25,000th Premier League goal! Do you know who scored the first?

Manchester United vice-captain Zlatan Ibrahimovic ended his goal drought by scoring a brace, the first of which was also the 25,000th Premier League goal

In the encounter between Swansea City and Manchester United, the Old Trafford vice-captain Zlatan Ibrahimovic unleashed Zlatan-style to score the prestigious 25,000th Premier League goal. Ibra now has 6 goals to his name in the ongoing season. United managed to oust their counterparts 3-1 at the Liberty stadium and collect the maximum points.

The 35-year-old Swedish striker notched a brilliant brace against the Swans, the first of which helped Premier League reach the milestone 25,000 goals, since its inception in 1992. It was a sublime finish by Zlatan who managed to find the bottom right corner confusing Swans goalie Lukasz Fabianski, the assist was provided by Wayne Rooney. Ibra then celebrated the goal with some acrobatics.

With the reputed goal in the bag, the Manchester United forward now joins a group of people who have also etched their names in the history. Ibra has maintained his attitude and has also settled down in the Premier League much to the delight of the Red Devils, Jose Mourinho, and the fans will remain hopeful of him being in form. Previously, Les Ferdinand and Marc Albrighton had scored the 10,000th and 20,000th landmark goals respectively. Do you remember who scored the first goal in the Premier League? It was scored Sheffield United’s Brian Deane in a 2–1 win against Manchester United.

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic would’ve been proud of scoring the 25,000th Premier League goal. (Photo: Reuters)

Out of the 25000 Premier League goals, Manchester United is the leading outfit having scored 1,817 goals, Arsenal is the second team in the tally having notched up 1,645 goals, while Chelsea is the third side in the list with 1,586 goals. Meanwhile, Liverpool has notched up 1,550 goals, Everton has scored 1,212 goals, Tottenham Hotspur has scored 1,335 goals, and Manchester City has found the back of the net 1,118 times. Elsewhere, Alan Shearer is still the Premier League record goalscorer with 260 goals. Wayne Rooney has 194 goals to his name while Andy Cole had notched up 187 goals in his time.