U.S. attacker Clint Dempsey buried the rebound of a Danny Murphy shot in the 85th minute against Liverpool last night, lifting Fulham to a 1-0 win over the Reds, and pushing Dempsey’s Premier League career goals total to 37, the most by an American in the history of the league. Brian McBride, Dempsey’s former teammate at Fulham, retired with 36.
Here’s the goal:
You have to love Deuce’s anticipation on the play. As Prison Mike said, “Ninety-nine percent of the players in the EPL would not have crashed the net on that shot.”
The goal also provided a kind of full-circle moment for Dempsey. He scored his first Premier League goal against Liverpool (on May 5, 2007), and it also gave Fulham a 1-0 win. But not just any 1-0 win: This one was a whopper as it saved Fulham from relegation that season.
Here it is:
Monday’s goal was Dempsey’s fourth of the season, and it moved Fulham from 17th to 13th in the Premier League.