John Terry opened the scoring for Chelsea on Sunday afternoon versus Liverpool – and the goal saw the Blues skipper surpass David Unsworth’s record to become the Premier League’s highest ever scoring defender.
Blues boss Jose Mourinho, with his team having already been crowned champions, rested a number of first-team stars, including Nemanja Matic and Gary Cahill, but Terry – as he has done all season – started the game and etched his name into the history books after just five minutes on the clock.
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The former England captain has enjoyed a season that he could only have dreamed of experiencing at the age of 34 – playing an imperative role at the heart of the Chelsea team in helping see that the Premier League trophy returns to west London for the first time in five seasons.
Here’s what Twitter had to say when Terry netted the record-breaker…
With his goal, John Terry went clear as the highest-scoring defender in Premier League history. It is his 39th in the competition #CFCLive
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) May 10, 2015
— Champions League (@ChampionsLeague) May 10, 2015
John Terry celebrates becoming the highest scoring defender in PL history! Oh FFS, look who’s joined in! Hang on. pic.twitter.com/IaXFB11y0e
— Paddy Power (@paddypower) May 10, 2015
7 – John Terry has put the ball in the back of the net (incl. an own goal) on every day of the week this season in all competitions. Diary.
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) May 10, 2015
PL goals this season: John Terry: 5 Daniel Sturridge: 4 Rickie Lambert: 2 Fabio Borini: 1 Mario Balotelli: 1 pic.twitter.com/VVx38tP3bm
— Football__Tweet (@Football__Tweet) May 10, 2015
John Terry has now scored more Premier League goals this season (5) than any Liverpool striker has managed. pic.twitter.com/rDOCacs2Js
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) May 10, 2015