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James Vaughan remains the Premier League's youngest ever goal scorer.

What happened to the 10 youngest goal scorers in Premier League history

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You have to be pretty special nowadays to appear in the Premier League as a teenager.

As time has gone by, Premier League clubs have leaned more on purchasing from abroad rather than giving chances to young talent.

Instead, clubs in England's top tier more often than not send their youngsters out on loan or oversee their progress in their youth team's.

However, there has been the odd occasion where a youngster is able to break though.

Ryan Sessegnon managed to score for Fulham against Cardiff last month, breaking the record for the club's youngest ever top flight goalscorer at 18 years and 154 days.

However, there are many players that were younger than Sessegnon that have managed to hit the back of the net in the Premier League.

So, who are the Premier League's 10 youngest goal scorers and how did their careers play out?

1) James Vaughan - 16 years, 270 days

James Vaughan is just one of three 16-year-old's to score in the Premier League. After scoring against Crystal Palace in April 2005, it was expected he would have a good career ahead of him.

He has managed to forge a decent career but certainly not to the heights that were expected of him.

Vaughan has had spells at 13 English clubs, including Norwich City, Huddersfield Town and Sunderland.

He is currently at Wigan Athletic in the Championship.

James Vaughan celebrates scoring for Everton as a 16-year-old

2) James Milner - 16 years, 346 days

Milner has lived up to expectations, don't you think?

After scoring for Leeds as a teenager in 2002, Milner has gone on to play for Swindon, Newcastle, Aston Villa and Manchester City.

He accumulated 61 England caps and currently plays for Liverpool.

3) Wayne Rooney - 16 years, 351 days

Another who not only lived up to expectations, but surpassed them.

Rooney went on to become a Premier League legend with Manchester United and is currently winding down his career in the MLS with DC United.

4) Cesc Fàbregas - 17 years, 114 days

Another household name.

He's currently at Chelsea after spending time at Arsenal and Barcelona.

Cesc Fabregas featuring for Arsenal in 2003

5) Michael Owen - 17 years, 144 days

Owen's career was sadly plagued with numerous injury problems, but he will still go down as one of the Premier League's most lethal finishers.

He played for Liverpool, Real Madrid, Newcastle United and Manchester United before retiring with Stoke City in 2013.

6) Andy Turner - 17 years, 166 days

Who? It's fair to assume not many will have heard of Turner.

After netting against Everton in 1992, he would never make it at Tottenham.

He played for a whole host of clubs, including Portsmouth and Wolves, but could never really establish himself as a regular in the first team.

His last club was Chasetown in the Southern League Division One Midlands.

7) Federico Macheda - 17 years, 226 days

Macheda never made it at Manchester United but fans will remember his time at the club with fondness.

It was the Italian's late winner against Aston Villa that helped his side to the Premier League title in 2009.

He's currently at Panathinaikos after spells at Cardiff City and Novara.

Macheda celebrates his goal against Aston Villa with Sir Alex Ferguson

8) Raheem Sterling - 17 years, 317 days

Another big name. After having success with Liverpool, he's currently thriving under Pep Guardiola at Manchester City.

9) Mikael Forssell - 17 years, 342 days

Forssell enjoyed a decent career after scoring for Chelsea against Nottingham Forest as a 17-year-old in 1999.

He officially left Chelsea in 2005 and had spells at numerous clubs, including Birmingham City, Hannover 96 and VfL Bochum.

He retired earlier this year after returning to his native Finland with HIFK.

10) Danny Cadamarteri - 17 years, 344 days

Cadamateri netted for Everton as a 17-year-old and would go on to score 12 more times for the club in England's top flight before leaving in 2002.

He went on to play for teams including Bradford City, Dundee United and Huddersfield Town before retiring with Carlisle United in 2014.

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