KYLE WALKER is officially the quickest Premier League player – beating Adama Traore to the honour.
The 2019-20 season is finally over after some final-day drama.
Aston Villa somehow survived – at the expense of Watford and Bournemouth – while Manchester United and Chelsea beat Leicester to the remaining top-four places.
And with the season now done and dusted, one thing seems clear: Players used lockdown to work on their speed.
Incredibly, FOUR of the top five fastest speeds recorded in the Premier League this season came after the three-month break.
Manchester City star Walker proved he’s a good sprinter, clocking a staggering 23.49mph against Chelsea last month.
And that speed was just enough to beat Wolves winger Traore, whose 23.48mph on the final day of the season against the Blues wasn’t quite enough to pinch the top spot.
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Man Utd youngster Mason Greenwood has enjoyed a season to remember, scoring goals for fun – particularly post-lockdown.
But even before the break, Greenwood notched an impressive 23.36mph against Everton.
That speed remains the fastest of the season pre-lockdown and sits level with Trezeguet and team-mate Aaron Wan-Bissaka.
Aston Villa star Trezeguet hit 23.36mph against Liverpool earlier this month, while the Man Utd full-back did so last week against West Ham.
Mason Greenwood was the quickest player in the league pre-lockdown
Leicester’s Caglar Soyuncu (23.33mph), Arsenal’s Ainsley Maitland-Niles (23.27mph) and Southampton’s Shane Long (23.21mph) were the only others to break the 23.2mph barrier.
Man Utd midfielder Fred mustered an impressive 23.17mph against Everton on December 15 to sit ninth.
And City star Phil Foden completes the top ten, with his 23.07mph sprint in October, against Aston Villa, seeing him steal a spot in the list.
By: Dave Fraser
Title: Top 10 fastest Premier League stars this season revealed with Man Utd dominating but City’s Walker quickest at 23.49mph
Sourced From: www.thesun.co.uk/sport/football/12234908/premier-league-fastest-man-utd-city-walker-traore/
Published Date: Mon, 27 Jul 2020 11:34:59 +0000