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Cesc Fabregas Dismantles Michael Owen's Claim It's 'Harder To Score Goals Than Assist' With Brilliant Response

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Cesc Fabregas Dismantles Michael Owen's Claim It's 'Harder To Score Goals Than Assist' With Brilliant Response

Premier League legend Cesc Fabregas' response to Michael Owen claiming it is harder to score goals than provide assists has gone viral.

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Owen had taken to Twitter and claimed it is 'boll**ks' that midfielders nowadays are awarded as much credit for assisting as strikers are for scoring.

The former Liverpool man suggested: "People are genuinely giving as much credit to a players number of assists as they do to number of goals nowadays.

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"Literally 1 in 10 goals are genuine assists yet someone who plays a 5 yard ball to his mate who screams one in the top corner from 30 yards gets as much credit."

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A fan then got involved and told Owen both can be brilliant, to which he said: "Agreed but my point is that in general it's far harder to score goals than assist them yet we are starting to measure them as equal which is boll**ks."

Fabregas, who spent over a decade in the Premier League with Arsenal and Chelsea respectively, then responded with: "I don't completely agree there Michael. Making & creating can be sometimes twice as hard than making a run or scoring a goal.

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Fabregas is currently playing in Ligue 1 with Monaco, but spent most of his prime with Barcelona.

He is also a Spanish international and played a huge part in back to back European Championships in 2008 and 2012, as well as the 2010 World Cup triumph.

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At the time of writing, the 33-year-old's tweet has 40,000 likes and continues to rise.

Current BT Sport pundit Owen quickly replied to Fabregas and didn't back down.

He begun: "Of course there will be many examples to support both views, Cesc. And no surprise which side of the debate we both sit!

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"We've experienced doing both so can make a balanced judgment. And I stick to my view. We'll be giving a match ball to people who get 3 assists in a game soon!"

Do you agree with Michael Owen or Cesc Fabregas?

Let us know in the comments.

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Topics: Football, Cesc Fabregas, Premier League, Michael Owen

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