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Fulham's Ryan Sessegnon makes history at 16 years old

STAR: Ryan Sessegnon

RYAN SESSEGNON became one of the youngest goalscorers in FA Cup history after netting on his debut in the competition for Fulham on Sunday.

Fulham travelled to face Cardiff City for an FA Cup third-round kick-off in Wales, and went a goal down after Anthony Pilkington's free-kick deflected off Chelsea loanee Lucas Piazon into the net eight minutes in at Cardiff City Stadium.

Slavisa Jokanovic's side were level just six minutes later after a fine finish from Stefan Johansen, and 16-year-old Sessegnon - born on May 18, 2000 - added a second to put Fulham ahead after 33 minutes in front of 700 travelling fans.

Sessegnon bundled the ball home from a yard out after Tom Cairney's shot had hit the crossbar, but it will be a memorable one for the young defender on his first ever FA Cup appearance.

Sean Cato (16 years and 25 days) scored for Barrow Town against Rothwell Town in 2011 to become the youngest scorer in the competition - a record that still stood as of 2014, according to The FA.

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