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Test your knowledge with our quiz on the Premier League’s goalscoring ‘keepers

Last Updated: 16/05/20 11:06am










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The highlights of David James’s use as an emergency striker against Middlesbrough on the final day of the season

The highlights of David James’s use as an emergency striker against Middlesbrough on the final day of the season

It’s always special when a goalkeeper’s on the scoresheet – but on the anniversary of David James’s outfield debut, how well do you remember your goalscoring ‘keepers?

It’s 15 years ago this week that Manchester City needed to beat Middlesbrough to leapfrog their visitors into the UEFA Cup places and with the score level at 1-1, moved James out of his usual position to play as a makeshift striker with four minutes to go.

His back-up, Nicky Weaver, came on in his place with midfielder Claudio Reyna substituted.

Speaking to the Premier League’s official website on the anniversary last year, James said: “I was told at half-time that it might happen. I wasn’t told the day before, which would have been better. Then I would have practiced my touch a little bit more.

David James was used as a makeshift forward with Nicky Weaver replacing him in goal

David James was used as a makeshift forward with Nicky Weaver replacing him in goal

“I won every header. I missed every volley. I think I fouled every Middlesbrough player bar Mark Schwarzer.”

Indeed, the former England international had seven touches, made four passes and committed two fouls, but had no shots or assists as the game ended in a draw, with Schwarzer saving an injury-time penalty from Robbie Fowler.

The results saw Middlesbrough finish a place and three points ahead of Man City to secure a spot in the first round of the UEFA Cup for the following season.

While James may not have found himself on the scoresheet that day, there have been five goalkeepers who have scored in the Premier League, but how much do you remember about their rare goals?

Put your knowledge to the test with our fun quiz below and click play above to relive James’ foray into the outfield.

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