Bukayo Saka and Emile Smith Rowe have matched Cristiano Ronaldo and Wayne Rooney Premier League after Arsenal stunned Chelsea 4-2 at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday.
Eddie Nketiah was given the nod ahead of Alexandre Lacazette put the Gunners in front before Timo Werner equalised for the Blues four minutes later.
Smith Rowe restored Arsenal’s lead with a real touch of class but Chelsea skipper Cesar Azpilicueta leveled the score before half-time.
Nketiah complete his brace before Nigerian descent Saka ensure Mikel Arteta’s side leave West London with a maximum point after scoring from the spot due to Azpilicueta’s infringement right at the death of the tie.
According to the OptaJoe revealed that Saka and Smith Rowe have equaled Ronaldo and Rooney by scoring their 10th Premier League goals of the season at Stamford Bridge by becoming the first pair aged 21 or under to do so since the 2006-07 campaign.
2 – Emile Smith Rowe and Bukayo Saka have both scored 10+ goals in the Premier League this season; just the third time two players aged 21 or under have done so for the same team in a campaign (Bridges & Kewell for Leeds in 99-00, Rooney & Ronaldo for Man Utd in 06-07). Jewels. pic.twitter.com/CeVp9fzTmX
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) April 20, 2022
Ronaldo and Rooney did as such for Sir Alex Ferguson’s Manchester United that year, with the previous netting 17 goals while Rooney find the net on 14 occasion.
Michael Bridges and Harry Kewell likewise accomplished the accomplishment for Leeds United in the 1999-00 mission,
Saka and Smith Rowe will turn their attention to Saturday Premier League encounter as Arsenal welcome top four rival Manchester United at the Emirates Stadium.