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U.S. U-18 forward scores 60-yard screamer on League One debut (video)

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The goal of the weekend in the English Football League is going to go to an 18-year-old United States prospect.

Making his League One debut for Southend United, Charlie Kelman made it one to remember in a 3-2 loss.

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Kelman took center stage with Southend trailing Plymouth Argyle 3-1 in stoppage time. Regaining possession in his own half, the England-born forward belted the ball 60-plus yards to catch Kyle Letheren off his line.

Oh my.

Glentoran GK scores 80-yard goal with help from counterpart (video)

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Goalkeeper goals, especially those coming from the other half off the field, often carry the rank smell of counterpart error.

That is certainly the case here.

[ WATCH: Schurrle masterpiece goal for Fulham ]

East Belfast club Glentoran got the goal on Saturday morning via a looooong ball from goalkeeper Elliott Morris.

Institute backstop Martin Gallagher back pedals, back pedals, back pedals… and lets the ball hit his gloves and roll into the goal.

Like Asmir Begovic and Artur Boruc a few years ago, we suspect Morris won’t be celebrating unless he really, really dislikes Gallagher.

 

Watch: Schurrle paints masterpiece with run, touch, rocket (video)

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In a big spot for his club, Andre Schurrle scored a goal befitting the occasion.

Given the chance to help Fulham out of the relegation zone in a six-pointer against Burnley, the German took a nice pass from Denis Odoi and produced a Goal of the Month candidate.

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With a well-timed run, Schurrle collected the ball over his shoulder and set the ball up for glory.

Burnley goalkeeper Tom Heaton, like Ron Burgundy when his dog Baxter ate the wheel of cheese, couldn’t even be mad.

Fabregas in tears while applauded off pitch by Stamford Bridge

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Cesc Fabregas is off to Monaco (most likely), though it is yet to be announced formally by Chelsea. He bid adieu to Stamford Bridge in an emotional goodbye on Saturday.

[ MORE: Chong debuts for Man Utd ]

The Blues beat Nottingham Forest 2-0 in the FA Cup, and Fabregas’ tears were not due to his terrible miss of a penalty kick in the first half.

Fabregas is due to be reunited with former teammate Thierry Henry, now the boss at AS Monaco, and Saturday’s match is most clearly his final game with a London club (at least for now).

The longtime Arsenal man returned to London in 2014, and has claimed two Premier League titles, an FA Cup, and a League Cup. He won another FA Cup and finished as a UEFA Champions League runner-up during his time at Arsenal.

FA Cup round-up: Manchester United, West Ham win

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The early set of FA Cup matches is complete, with just two matches headed for replays.

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Manchester United 2-0 Reading

Juan Mata put the Red Devils ahead, and then gave Alexis Sanchez the green light to slip Romelu Lukaku on goal for a second goal before the break against the relegation-threatened Championship visitors.

[ WATCH: Lukaku’s terrific finish ]

Curacao-born 19-year-old Tahith Chong made his full debut, becoming the 229th academy graduate to play for United.

West Ham United 2-0 Birmingham City

Mark Arnautovic scored in the second minute for the Irons, and for a while it looked like it would be all the Irons would need at the London Stadium. In stoppage time, Andy Carroll scored his first goal since April.

Bournemouth 1-3 Brighton and Hove Albion

As far as aesthetically-pleasing goals go, Anthony Knockaert‘s finish of a back heel pass is among the top examples. Yves Bissouma and Florin Andone also scored for the visitors.

Elsewhere

Sheffield Wednesday 0-0 Luton Town
Shrewsbury Town 1-1 Stoke City
Burnley 1-0 Barnsley
West Bromwich Albion 1-0 Wigan Athletic

Still to come

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Bolton Wanderers v. Walsall
Gillingham v. Cardiff City
Brentford v. Oxford United
Everton v. Lincoln City
Chelsea v. Nottingham Forest
Derby County v. Southampton
Accrington Stanley v. Ipswich Town
Fleetwood Town v. AFC Wimbledon
Middlesbrough v. Peterborough United
Aston Villa v. Swansea City

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Newcastle United v. Blackburn Rovers
Crystal Palace v. Grimsby Town
Bristol City v. Huddersfield Town
Blackpool v. Arsenal
Norwich City v. Portsmouth