⚽ The four Premier League players to score in a Euro final

⚽ The four Premier League players to score in a Euro final

Luke Shaw became the latest Premier League to score in a Euro final following his goal against Italy.

Shaw took less than two minutes to give England the lead in a match they were to lose in post-match penalties. Only three players from the Premier League had scored in a Euro final before. But who are they?

  • Fernando Torres – 2008 and 2012

Fernando Torres remains the only player in history to have scored in two separate finals at the Euros. His first came when he was representing Liverpool with the other coming while he was in the colors of Chelsea.

Torres arrived as part of a talented La Roja squad at the 2008 finals in Poland and Ukraine, having completed a brilliant debut season at Liverpool after signing from Atletico Madrid.

The forward scored twice during the tournament including the decisive goal in the 1-0 final success over Germany, as Spain ended decades of disappointment and a 44-year wait for a major international trophy.

Four years later and Torres, who left Liverpool for Chelsea, was part of the Spain squad that became the first to win successive European Championships. He was to come off the bench to score in the 4-0 final win over Italy. 

  • David Silva – 2012

David Silva joined Torres in scoring during that latter final success against Italy while he was in the colors of Manchester City.

  • Juan Mata – 2012

Three Premier League players scored during Spain’s victory over Italy in the final of Euro 2012, with Juan Mata joining Torres and Silva in scoring during La Roja’s convincing triumph.

The Chelsea midfielder was only introduced as an 87th-minute substitute for Man of the Match Andres Iniesta but put the gloss on Spain’s stunning success after turning home a stoppage-time fourth.

  • Luke Shaw – 2021

Luke Shaw became just the fourth Premier League player to score in the European Championship final. Shaw picked the perfect time to score his first international goal after meeting Kieran Trippier’s cross in the second minute at Wembley.

Shaw however is the first Premier League player to score in a European Championship final and end up on the losing side.

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