Darwin Nunez sets unwanted Premier League record with wayward shooting | Football

Darwin Nunez could not find the back of the net against Chelsea (Picture: Getty Images)

Darwin Nunez became the first player in Premier League history to hit the woodwork four times in the same match during Liverpool’s win over Chelsea on Wednesday night.

The Reds enjoyed a great night at Anfield, comfortably beating the Blues 4-1 thanks to goals from Diogo Jota, Conor Bradley, Dominik Szoboszlai and Luis Diaz.

It could have been even more comfortable for the home side if Nunez had his shooting boots on, but instead the Uruguayan managed to hit the woodwork an incredible four times.

He may count himself unlucky with a couple of his efforts, but one came from the penalty spot as he crashed his shot against the post from 12 yards.

His dodgy shooting has booked Nunez a place in Premier League history as no one had ever managed to hit the woodwork as much in one match before.

Four players had seen efforts rebound off the woodwork three times in one match – Jay-Jay Okocha for Bolton, Cristiano Ronaldo for Manchester United, Timo Werner for Chelsea and Leandro Trossard for Brighton.

Nunez has now set the record, although he would rather not have done so.

Liverpool legend Robbie Fowler does think the 24-year-old will start scoring more regularly, but says he must calm down in front of goal to start making the most of opportunities.

‘Obviously being a striker I want him to score goals, I want the striker to be that man who scores everything,’ Fowler said on TNT Sports. ‘I think he had 11 or 12 shots today, hit the woodwork four times.

‘He looks as though he rushes everything, the first 15 minutes a lot of the shots were outside of the box so he’s trying to feel his way into games. He just needs to calm himself down a bit.

‘He will score goals, he will be a handful, but there has got to be a point where he is a bit more clinical.’

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