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Ryan Fraser And Callum Wilson Are First Pair To Combine For 11 Premier League Goals In A Season

Ryan Fraser And Callum Wilson Are First Pair To Combine For 11 Premier League Goals In A Season

Callum Wilson and Ryan Fraser's special understanding on the pitch was evident again in the 5-0 blitzing of South Coast rivals Brighton this afternoon.

For the second goal away at the Amex Stadium, Wilson drove at the Brighton backline and played the ball perfectly into the path of Fraser, who took one touch and curled the ball into the far corner with the help of a slip.

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Then, later on in the second half, Fraser returned the favour by setting up Wilson's 12th Premier League goal of the season. Half of the England striker's tally have been assisted by the Scot.

The last pair to reach double figures in the English top flight in a single season was Dennis Bergkamp and Nicolas Anelka some 20 years ago.

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Forget Alan Shearer and Chris Sutton, Dwight Yorke and Andy Cole, Steven Gerrard and Fernando Torres or even Frank Lampard and Didier Drogba, Fraser-Wilson is officially the most devastating double act the league has ever seen.

The two have developed a wonderful telepathy and it's led to both players boasting some very impressive numbers so far this season.

Wilson in particular has been hugely productive in terms of assists as well as goals this season - showing that he's a complete, all-round striker.

Image: PA
Image: PA

"I didn't really set a target on assists to be honest but it's just something that seems to have come naturally from the way we play and me probably maturing a bit more," the Bournemouth striker told SPORTbible last month.

"Sometimes when I was younger there'd be opportunities to maybe play in a teammate whereas I was being a bit selfish trying to get goals for myself.

"Now I put the team first and it's beneficial for the club, myself and other strike partners."

Topics: Football News, Football, Premier League, England, AFC Bournemouth, Callum Wilson, Scotland, Brighton

Josh Lawless

Josh is a writer who specialises in football and wrestling. He has been published by Curzon Ashton FC, Late Tackle, Manchester City FC, The Mirror, Read Man City and Manchester Evening News. He provides coverage of professional wrestling and has interviewed some of the biggest names in the field - including the first UK interview with The Hardy Boyz after their return to WWE. He has never sported a pair of Lonsdale Slip-ons, contrary to reports.

 

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