Saturday, February 4, 2012

Aston Villa's Darren Bent joins Premier League's exclusive 100 club

After the England striker successfully reached his century in the draw with QPR on Wednesday, Goal.com present the comprehensive list of 21 players to have achieved the feat.


By Stephen Darwin

Following his strike for Aston Villa in their 2-2 draw with QPR on Wednesday, Darren Bent successfully notched his 100th Premier League goal - and in relatively rapid time, too.

The former Sunderland striker became the ninth quickest player amongst the elite list of 21 to have reached a century in England's top flight, with it taking the 27-year-old just 226 games to reach the milestone during spells at the likes of Ipswich Town, Charlton and Tottenham.

And the ton came up in typically predatory fashion as the England international darted out and then back in to lose his marker before sliding Alan Hutton's low cross into the net past Paddy Kenny.

With Bent's name now etched into the record books, Goal.com presents the exclusive members of the Premier League's '100 club'...

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LOSING THE TITLE TO CITY would hurt Fergie more than being knocked out of the Champions League

By ROY KEANE

FAILIING to make the knockout stages of the Champions League was bad enough for Manchester United.
But, believe me, losing out on the Premier League title to Manchester City would hurt manager Alex Ferguson a lot more.

When he arrived at Old Trafford 25 years ago, he spoke of wanting to knock Liverpool off their perch.

United did that and they don't want to be toppled themselves — least of all by City.

If you ask me, though, United are favourites to win the title.

For me, they have the best squad in the country.

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