Odsonne Edouard: What can’t record-breaking debutant do in 28 seconds?

September 17, 2021 1:22 am

Odsonne Edouard’s first Palace goal set a Premier League record for its speed: making him the competition’s fastest-scoring debutant in history.

It took him just 28 seconds to net after coming on against Tottenham Hotspur, and he didn’t need long to bag a second, either.

Edouard took to the pitch with urgency, intent and drive; qualities every club wants in a newly-signed forward.

He bagged 77 goals with this haste for Celtic and has already netted twice from one game for Palace.

So Edouard is clearly a fast-moving man.

Or is he? Palace TV sought to find out.

They set him a range of tasks to complete within 28 seconds, including: tie a tie, peel a potato, and make our presenter laugh. In French.

And, it turns out, Odsonne Edouard is not a fast-moving man. At least not off the pitch.