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Last Updated: Monday April 11 2005 12:34 GMT

Vaughan is youngest ever scorer

James Vaughan celebrates his debut goal
Everton teenager James Vaughan became the Premiership's youngest ever goalscorer, at 16 and 271 days old.

Vaughan struck the last goal for Everton in their 4-0 win against Crystal Palace on Sunday, taking the record from James Milner by 86 days.

The player to hold the record before Milner was former Everton hero Wayne Rooney, at 16 and 361 days.

Everton admitted after the game that Vaughan may not have played had lots of their older players not been injured.

James Vaughan and his boss David Moyes
David Moyes congratulates James Vaughan
The club's assistant manager Alan Irvine said: "He is in his first year after leaving school and he is a very hard-working striker.

"He certainly has plenty to learn and plenty to improve on in terms of technique, but he does make things happen."

Vaughan also became the youngest person to play for Everton since World War II, taking the record from current Ipswich Town boss Joe Royle by 11 days.



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