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Stoke City striker Saido Berahino.
Stoke City striker Saido Berahino.

Once considered among English football's brightest prospects, it's now 2 years since Saido Berahino's last goal

The striker’s career has taken a nosedive and 27 February marks a particular unwanted milestone.
Feb 27th 2018, 1:15 PM 8,194 5

STOKE CITY STRIKER Saido Berahino has now gone two full years without a goal in competitive senior football.

The 24-year-old last found the net in a 3-2 win for West Brom over Crystal Palace on 27 February, 2016.

The milestone underlines just how much of a nosedive Berahino’s career has taken after such a promising start to life in the Premier League.

Not only did his last senior goal come at a time when Barack Obama still had over a year left in office as president of the United States, but many of Berahino’s performances in that time have shown little sign of improvement.

He has played 2,324 minutes across 42 matches since that goal, attempted 55 shots on goal and hit the target with 20 of them.

He has also taken three penalties, all of which were missed.

It is a remarkable drought for a player who caught the eye in England’s top flight when he scored the winning goal for West Brom against Manchester United at Old Trafford in September 2013.

Since then, he has gone from a 20-goal season and links with Tottenham to a reported £12million move to Stoke, disciplinary problems and other off-field issues.

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