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Gareth Barry has equalled Ryan Giggs’ sensational Premier League record

The West Brom statesman starts against West Ham this afternoon

Move over Ryan Giggs, there’s a new guy vying to surpass the record for Premier League appearances in the shape of Gareth Barry.

The West Brom midfielder is set to start in the Baggies game against West Ham this afternoon, and by doing so will equal the Manchester United legend’s record of 632 appearances in the Premier League.


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He’s in line to break Giggs’ record when the Baggies go to Arsenal on September 25.

The 36-year-old, who previously played for Aston Villa, Manchester City and Everton, is also set to make his 600th start in the top flight in the game at the Hawthornes.

The Baggies also moved to snap up Gareth Barry from Everton

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Barry moved to the Baggies from Everton over the summer

And he looks no where near finished just yet, having consistently made over 30 appearances in every season since 1998–99.


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Barry’s record surpasses not only Giggs, but other top-flight legends such as David James, Frank Lampard and the late Gary Speed.

The former England international has enjoyed a relativity successful career in club football, winning both the Premier League title and FA Cup with City.

Ryan Giggs was another Manchester United winger who would hug the sidelines

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Giggsy will have to make-do with second place

 

Barry has also amassed 53 caps for the national team, being a regular in the side between 2007 and 2012.