Anthony Martial equals this season's Premier League speed record

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Anthony Martial became the joint quickest player in the Premier League this season on Tuesday night during Manchester United’s clash with Newcastle United, according to The Sun.

The Frenchman equalled Jamie Vardy’s speed of 22mph, which the Leicester City striker recorded on August 15.

Martial managed to reach the impressive speed over the course of five seconds as his side threw away a 2-0 and 3-2 lead to draw 3-3 at St. James’ Park.

United will be hoping that Martial can use his impressive pace in the right way as the 20-year-old aims to add to the eight goals he’s scored at the Old Trafford club since signing from AS Monaco in September.

Newcastle’s Paul Dummett also demonstrated his pace on Tuesday night as he reached the high speed of 21.8mph putting him sixth in the speed charts this season.

Dummett is likely to have achieved the speed whilst trying to keep up with the 22mph speed of Martial but it may have been recorded running away to celebrate his late equaliser which earned his side a point.

Tied with Dummett is Tottenham’s full-back Kyle Walker and Liverpool’s Divock Origi - no wonder the Belgian striker has pulled his hamstring.

Just behind Vardy and Martial in the speedster rankings is Leicester City’s Jeffrey Schlupp who managed 21.9 mph during the Foxes' clash against Bournemouth in August.

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