Watch: Michael Obafemi scores first senior goal and becomes Southampton's youngest Premier League scorerSun, Dec 23 2018
18-year-old Irish International Michael Obafemi has opened his Premier League account with Southampton with a close-range strike against fellow relegation candidates Huddersfield Town.
The goal made the Dubliner the Saints’ youngest-ever Premier League, and the youngest Republic of Ireland senior international to score in the league.
Micael Obafemi scores his first Premier League goal and what a fine finish it was.— YBIG (@YouBoysInGreen) December 22, 2018
He becomes Southampton's youngest Premier League scorer in the process at just 18.
Great to see @michaelobafemi_ pic.twitter.com/BdS9rgY91M
Obafemi made his Republic of Ireland debut for the Boys in Green away to Denmark in a rather dour UEFA Nations League spectacle in Aarhus.
Obafemi’s debut for the Boys in Green also proved to be manager Martin O’Neill’s last game in charge of the senior side.
A string of poor results which forced the FAI to take action in the aftermath of the November fixtures against Northern Ireland and Denmark.
Obafemi, 18, has enjoyed a brilliant few weeks in the 2018/19 Premier League season after making his debut for Southampton in January 2018 against Tottenham Hotspur.
Obafemi slid a well-placed strike from close range past Huddersfield ‘keeper Jonas Losslafter some superb down the right-wing by Nathan Redmond found the promising Irish International.