When Rudy Gestede hasn't been on the winning side in a Premier League fixture since the opening day of last season - a record run of 38 consecutive games - the fact that James Milner has never lost a Premier League game in which he's scored is all the more impressive.
Milner netted his seventh league goal of the season for Liverpool in a 1-1 draw against Manchester City on Sunday. All seven have come from the penalty spot, but it is the joint most prolific season of his career to date nonetheless, and all while operating as a left-back.
Once the Premier League's youngest ever goalscorer after making his breakthrough as a 16-year-old at Leeds in 2002, Milner has scored 48 Premier League goals in total and is still yet to taste defeat in any of the 47 games those strikes have come in over a period of 15 years.
47 - James Milner now has the current record for the most Premier League games scored in & never lost (47 Games: W37 D10 L0). Charmed. pic.twitter.com/iJciy4USDZ— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe)
March 19, 2017
Across spells at Leeds, Newcastle, Aston Villa, Manchester City, and now Liverpool, Milner has been on the winning side 37 times, drawing the other 10 games. That's a win rate of 79%.
A two-time Premier League champion in Manchester City colour and a 61-cap England international before his early retirement from the national team last year, Milner has played 444 Premier League games, the seventh-most among active players.
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