Bafana striker Lyle Foster made Premier League history after scoring for Burnley on September 2 2023 against Tottenham Hotspur.
BRIGHT START AT TURF MOOR
The PSL product put Burnley ahead with a fourth-minute finish at the Turf Moor.
However, Spurs responded in an emphatic fashion to win the contest 5-2.
Son Heung-min scored a hat-trick with Cristian Romero and James Maddison netting once each to compound Burnley’s misery.
Josh Brownhill scored the second goal for the Premier League new-comers.
RECORD WHICH THE BAFANA PLAYER SET
While news was about Burnley’s defeat, little did people notice that Foster had written his name in the team’s folklore.
The former Monaco forward is now the Claret’s youngest player to score in two consecutive opening games in a season.
“Lyle Foster (22y 364d) became the youngest player to score in successive Premier League appearances for Burnley since Dwight McNeil in March 2019 (19y 128d),” the BBC reported.
HOW UK NEWS OUTLETS RATED FOSTER’S PERFORMANCE
The former K.V.C Westerlo attacker also earned positive performance ratings from UK news outlets.
Burnley Express rated Foster’s performance at seven out of 10, making him the second best performer for the rookies.
“Worked hard, hustled and started the game full of confidence. Produced a clever flick for his second goal of the season,” the newspaper reported.
The online publication rated another Burnley player, Luca Koleosho, as the most outstanding player in the game.
“Standout performer by some margin. A constant threat with his mazy dribbles and set up Foster’s goal with a superb solo run. Forced off with a knock,” Burnley Express added.
Meanwhile, Burnley boss Vincent Kompany has said he is unhappy with how his charges conceded goals in the game against Spurs.
“The start was really positive, but conceding that goal before half-time was really poor timing.
“In 25 minutes of the second half, we were completely gone and they exploited every opportunity,” Kompany told Sky Sports.
“In every game, we have been dangerous and created chances so it’s the other side we have to solve.
“Having a goal threat is a good start but for the rest there’s a lot of work to do.”
WHAT NEXT FOR BURNLEY?
Burnley will now take advantage of the international window break to recharge before resuming Premier League battles next week.
The Clarets will visit Nottingham Forest before facing Manchester United once the top-flight league resumes.