Stat: Daley Blind's goal is a landmark in 126 years of English history

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Manchester United midfielder Daley Blind may not have known, but his goal against West Bromwich Albion has gone down in the history books.

During Manchester United's 2-2 draw with West Bromwich Albion at the Hawthorns earlier this evening, Monday, Daley Blind returned a historic goal.

Blind's strike was the fourth - and final - goal of the match, having canceled out Saido Berahino's attempted winner in the 66th minute, which came hot on the heels of Marouane Fellaini's rocket-like shot and Stephane Sessegnon's first-half effort.

Blind's goal was also the 140,000th in the top tier of the English football league system - in a recorded run that stretches back 126 years… to September, 1888.

That honour may not have even been one bestowed onto the Dutchman, though, as his countryman could have written himself into the history books.

Prior to Blind's equaliser in the 87th minute was a Robin van Persie shot that was an inch away from being so precise it could have been a goal - as the pitch veteran struck the post.

United's struggles at the Hawthorns sees them slip out of the top four, with 12 points returned from eight outings thus far this season.

They trail Liverpool by a point, West Ham United by a point and local rivals Manchester City by five points.

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