Lookman Happy To Equal Hargreaves’ 2005 Feat


RB Leipzig of Germany winger, Ademola Lookman says he is happy to become the first player from England to score in the German Bundesliga since Owen Hargreaves did so back in 2005.

Lookman, who has a Nigerian father but has played for England at youth international level, further said he was delighted with what he called an amazing debut for Leipzig, after scoring his new side’s winning goal

The former Charlton Athletic lad, who is on loan from Everton, scored the game’s only goal with just two minutes remaining, despite coming off the bench after having taken part in one full day of training before making his debut.

Lookman scored the winning goal 10 minutes after stepping unto the pitch against Borussia Monchengladbach, with the lone strike marking Leipzig’s 1-0 win on Saturday.

The forward was handed his debut just three days after joining on loan from Everton and the 20-year-old couldn’t have been happier with how it went.

The London-born striker had only been able to take part in one full day of training before the match but made the difference with just two minutes of normal time remaining.

Lookman also became the fourth player to score in Bundesliga and Premier League debuts, featuring alongside Mark Hughes, Gilberto and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who also made the feat on the same day with Arsenal of England.

Lookman’s goal helped move Leipzig up into third place, level on points with Bayer Leverkusen who have a better goal difference.

Lookman came off the bench to net the winner on his Bundesliga debut, but Leipzig boss Ralph Hasenhüttl said he was about substituting the youngster.

The coach said Lookman, who went on in the 78th minute, was about to be removed because he was wearing the wrong pair of boots and kept slipping on the pitch.

”He was lucky I left him on. He was losing his footing a lot. He wore (his boots) in training yesterday and was just sliding all over the place.

”He was slipping again and I wanted to take him off just before he scored, but luckily we kept him out there,” Hasenhüttl disclosed.


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