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‘Explosive’ Everton man the fastest player in the league this season, he's beaten 23-year-old Liverpool star
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‘Explosive’ Everton man the fastest player in the league this season, he's beaten 23-year-old Liverpool star

Everton and Liverpool fans will take every opportunity to try and get one over their nearest rivals.

So, a stat shared by the Premier League’s official Twitter account will certainly please Toffees fans.

The account highlighted the fastest players in the league this season.

Coming out on top was Everton winger Anthony Gordon, recording a speed of 36.6km/h.

He just edged out new Liverpool signing Darwin Nunez, who’s top speed was 36.5km/h this season.

Gordon has previously been described as an ‘explosive’ player, and his sprinting speed certainly suggests that.

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The 21-year-old is better known for his trickery than break neck speed.

However, Everton are a team who enjoy hitting the opposition on the counter attack, and Gordon’s a key part of that.

It may be a surprise that Gordon is faster than Nunez, especially considering the Uruguayan’s playing style.

The powerful forward is direct, and loves running at defenders with the ball and bursting into the box.

He’s certainly benefitted from that pace to get into goal scoring positions, and was just hitting form as the Premier League was paused.

Gordon is faster than Liverpool’s Nunez

The Everton winger goes into the World Cup break off the back of a hat-trick against Western Sydney Wanderers.

He admitted that he’s been practising his shooting, and that certainly paid off yesterday.

Gordon’s future was heavily discussed in the summer, with the likes of Tottenham, Chelsea and Newcastle all reportedly interested.

A report from the Daily Mail suggests Gordon is happy to stay at Goodison Park, but Everton’s resolve might be tested in January.

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Gordon may be faster than Nunez, but the Uruguayan has certainly been more lethal in front of goal.

Mo Salah has been impressed with his finishing in training, and that’s starting to show in games.

Nunez has put his incredible pace to use in his work-rate and pressing, which has helped Liverpool out of possession.

Gordon and Nunez will be competing again in the second-half of the season to see who can finish the season as the league’s fastest player.

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