The goalscoring exploits of respective summer arrivals at Newcastle United and Aston Villa have given rise to a new Premier League record, it has been revealed.
This comes amid a chaotic opening to proceedings between Newcastle and Villa at St. James’ Park.
With just a quarter of an hour on the clock on Tyneside, Eddie Howe’s hosts found themselves in possession of a 2-1 advantage.
Sandro Tonali was first on target, before Moussa Diaby levelled things up for Aston Villa courtesy of a fine finish:
Then, just five minutes later, Newcastle edged back in front, upon Alexander Isak opening his account for the new season.
And, as alluded to above, amid the breathless nature of the early exchanges on Saturday evening, a new goalscoring record was set.
As revealed by statisticians Opta, in finding the net on their respective competitive bows, Sandro Tonali and Moussa Diaby put down a new benchmark for the earliest that a Premier League match has seen two players score on their debut.