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Billy Sharp surpasses Rickie Lambert as English football's highest scorer this century with 220th strike during Sheffield United's 3-0 win at Wigan Billy Sharp scored Sheffield United's third in their New Year's Day win at Wigan  That strike was the 32-year-old's 220th in English football this century He is now one goal ahead of former striker Rickie Lambert (219) in the standings 

By Luke Augustus for MailOnline

Published: 17:17 GMT, 2 January 2019 | Updated: 17:21 GMT, 2 January 2019

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Billy Sharp has broken many records during his prolific career and the Sheffield United marksman did so once again on New Year's Day.

The Blades' captain got 2019 off to a perfect start by scoring their third in a 3-0 win at Championship rivals Wigan Athletic.

The 32-year-old's goal came after he beat Latics goalkeeper Christian Walton from close range with a clinical finish on 54 minutes.

Billy Sharp made history by becoming English football's leading scoring this century

Billy Sharp made history by becoming English football's leading scoring this century

Sharp has surpassed Rickie Lambert - who scored 219 goals in English football this century

Sharp has surpassed Rickie Lambert - who scored 219 goals in English football this century

That strike was

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