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Jozy Altidore finally nabbed his first English Premier League goal

Jozy Altidore finally nabbed his first English Premier League goal for Sunderland, scoring up the first in his team’s eventual 4-3 loss to Chelsea at the Stadium of Light.

The goal finished an unproductive compete the American striker, who racked up in his 12th organization appearance of the season. Altidore had previously scored his only goal with Sunderland in a Capital One Cup sway MK Dons in August.

Altidore’s goal was a high quality strike, as the forward jumped on the end of a loose ball adhering to a free kick and generated a lightning-quick swivel and coating in the box which left his defender standing still. Unfortunately for Sunderland, the team could not hold the lead, as a virtuoso performance from Eden Hazard condemned the house side to a resulting 4-3 defeat.

Sunderland remains rooted to the bottom of the EPL table after the loss, 5 points adrift of protection.

The goal was Altidore’s 2nd job EPL tally, as his initial came in a 2-1 succeed for Hull City over Manchester City on Feb. 6, 2010. Complying with a 31-goal season in 2012-13 with AZ, the striker gained a transfer back to England’s top flight

The goal also topped off a fantastic week for the 24-year-old, where he was named the 2013 UNITED STATE Soccer Men Athlete of the Year, the very first time Altidore took home the award.

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