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Georginio Wijnaldum still hasn’t hit the back of the net in a Premier League away game

Georginio Wijnaldum scored his first goal away from home in English football against Spurs

It’s finally over.

After 58 games in English football Georginio Wijnaldum has finally found the back of the net away from home.

Well, almost.

Consider that duck broken

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Consider that duck broken

Wijnaldum put Liverpool ahead against Spurs with a header following Michel Vorm’s failure to gather James Milner’s cross.

The Dutchman’s header marked the first time he’d scored an away goal in 58 games, 19 of which were for Newcastle.

Technically he didn’t find the back of the net, as Vorm scrambled to clear, but the ‘Goal Decision System’ ruled the ball had already crossed the line.

The 27-year-old made his debut in English football on 9 August 2015.

Wijnaldum scored in a 2-2 draw with Southampton, back in the glory days of Gabriel Obertan, Vurnon Anita and Siem de Jong.

Newcastle were relegated that season despite spending big on Wijnaldum, Aleksandar Mitrovic, Jonjo Shelvey and Florian Thauvin.

Back when he had the same scoring ratio as David Nugent

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Back when he had the same scoring ratio as David Nugent

Wijnaldum joined Liverpool the same summer, scoring in his 12th appearance for the Reds.

Despite scoring eight goals in all competitions Wijnaldum’s strike against Spurs was his first away from home.

It was his 55th shot on the road, proving that if something’s worth doing it’s worth doing 55 times.

Now, how long until he actually rustles the back of the net?


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