Crack Open The Champagne! Saido Berahino Finally Ends 912-Day Goal Drought As Stoke Beat Huddersfield In EFL Cup (Photos & Video)

Alan Duffy

28th, August 2018

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Saido Berahino scored his first goal in 913 days and 48 appearances (two and a half years) after the Stoke City striker opened the scoring against Huddersfield in the League Cup on Tuesday night.

Once touted as a nailed-on future England No.9, the 25-year-old forward has endured a miserable time since moving to the Potters in January 2017.

Indeed, Berahino’s woes had actually begun almost a year before that, with his last competitive goal coming in February 2016, for West Brom against Crystal Palace.

The goal against Huddersfield came on 53 minutes after James McClean’s effort came back off the crossbar, with Berahino’s looping header just about making it over the line – his first goal in 48 barren appearances…

Hardly the most emphatic of ways to end a major goal drought but they all count!

An unfair comparison we know, but since Berahino last troubled the score-sheet, Cristiano Ronaldo has banged in 130 goals, won three Champions Leagues, the La Liga title and a European Championship.

Stoke would ultimately win the game 2-0, with Juninho Bacuna putting through his own net in injury time in truly sensational fashion…

The Championship side progress to the next round while Huddersfield can get back to focusing on their second Premier League campaign.

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Well done Saido! Stoke fans will now be hoping that the floodgates open for the striker!

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