Wolverhampton Wanderers’ 2-1 loss to Burnley in the Premier League provided a piece of history as Fábio Silva scored his first goal in the English top flight, breaking two records in the process.

Silva’s late penalty saw him become Wolves’ youngest-ever goalscorer in the Premier League, while also surpassing a record held by Cristiano Ronaldo for over 17 years in the English game.

At 18 years and 155 days old, Silva broke the club record only recently set by Rayan Aït Nouri for Wolves’ youngest scorer in the competition. Silva, who arrived from FC Porto in September in a deal reportedly worth approximately €40m, won and then scored a late spot kick in what proved a mere consolation for his team.

Perhaps of equally notable distinction, Silva surpassed Cristiano Ronaldo as the youngest Portuguese goalscorer in the top flight, with his goal coming 114 days earlier than the Portugal captain managed. Ronaldo opened his account in the Premier League for Manchester United against Portsmouth on November 1 2003 at Old Trafford.

By Sean Gillen

@SeanGillen9

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He scored the most amazing penalty shot I’ve ever witnessed. This kid is the real deal. He will be better than cr7 and win 8 ballon dors.

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I honestly can't tell if this is sarcasm or not. I really think Fabio Silva is overrated as a prospect.

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@John

Incredibly overrated. I’ve watched every wolves game this snd everytime he plays he looks clumsy, slow and has a horrible first touch. Now I understand that he’s only 18 and he’s being asked to be a hold up player in the most physical...

@John

Incredibly overrated. I’ve watched every wolves game this snd everytime he plays he looks clumsy, slow and has a horrible first touch. Now I understand that he’s only 18 and he’s being asked to be a hold up player in the most physical league and competitive league in the world. With that being said though, I don’t see anything in him that stands out at all. Obviously not everyone can be Erling Haaland but when you consider the enormous gap of quality between Fábio now and Haaland 18 months ago, Fabio is not even remotely close, the difference between them is night and day. We’ll see over the next 3-4 years how this plays out but I see literally nothing right now.

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Thank you for your input Justin. I respect the big three in Portugal and their prospects. I just don't see the 'promise' in Silva as I the others like Vitinha and Nuno Mendes.. but I'm no professional!

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It was definitely sarcasm.

No one is expecting Fabio Silva to be the next ronaldo or better.

A penalty goal is still a goal and so it doesn’t change the fact he is the youngest Portuguese player to score in that league.

Scoring a goal and...

It was definitely sarcasm.

No one is expecting Fabio Silva to be the next ronaldo or better.

A penalty goal is still a goal and so it doesn’t change the fact he is the youngest Portuguese player to score in that league.

Scoring a goal and beating some time record doesn’t really mean anything so relax.

Leao scoring Seria A fastest goal doesn’t mean he is the biggest star to hit italy

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Thanks Nuno. Nothing against Porto, but it's like they are selling all their prospects for cash in the hopes of 'Boom-or-Bust'. I wish Benfica could develop their acadamy a bit better than what they are doing now. Their B team is flat out awful....

Thanks Nuno. Nothing against Porto, but it's like they are selling all their prospects for cash in the hopes of 'Boom-or-Bust'. I wish Benfica could develop their acadamy a bit better than what they are doing now. Their B team is flat out awful. (assuming you are a benfica fan)

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Shows desperation on Wolves part imo. Having to play a kid who is obviously not ready in the leg breaker league is not a good way to go. They should loan him out to any top club in Portugal for growth.

Wolves cant score goals. They lost Jota...

Shows desperation on Wolves part imo. Having to play a kid who is obviously not ready in the leg breaker league is not a good way to go. They should loan him out to any top club in Portugal for growth.

Wolves cant score goals. They lost Jota and Jimenez to the cement head of David Luiz (rolls eyes). No one to score. They even tried Dendonker at striker. Throwing a kid who is so obviously not ready is impulsive and dangerous. Silva is no Neves who was a burly, strong kid with Porto.

I hope he ends up ok but this could be disasterous if one of those EPL defenders misses a tackle and takes him out.

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Andre Silva should be playing for wolves.

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