Arsenal loanee Joe Willock was able to set another record after he became the first player to score in seventh successive games in the Premier League this season with his goal in the win over Fulham who have already been relegated from the Premier League. Willock, 21, is on loan at Newcastle United from North London giants Arsenal.
Arsenal loaneeWillock scored for the sixth game running last weekend in the win over already-relegated Sheffield United. He was the recipient of the only goal of the match as Newcastle United beat the Blades 1-0 at home in front of fans for the first time in several months. The match was the last one for the Magpies at home this season.
Willock had earlier scored in quick succession against North London giants Tottenham Hotspur, West Ham United, Liverpool, Leicester City and champions Manchester City before the Sheffield United game. His goal against Fulham made him only the second player to score in seven successive league games after Alan Shearer. Retired English player Shearer is the all-time leading goalscorer in the Premier League history with 260 goals.
The Arsenal player gave the Magpies the lead in the first half before Swiss international Fabian Schar wrapped up the 2-0 away win over the Cottagers late in the second half off the assist from Matt Ritchie.
Willock has been the star of the Newcastle United team in the second half of the season and he is only the ninth player to score in seven successive Premier League matches after Jamie Vardy, Ruud Van Nistelrooy, Daniel Sturridge, Thierry Henry, Ian Wright, Emmanuel Adebayor, Alan Shearer and Mark Stein.