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Things that happened since Scott Carson's last Premier League game

Tom Gott
Scott Carson is back in the Premier League
Scott Carson is back in the Premier League / Pool/Getty Images
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3,645 days. That's, unbelievably, amount the time that passed between Scott Carson's two most-recent Premier League appearances - both of which happened to come against Newcastle United.

After shipping three to the Magpies in May 2011, Carson looked to have said goodbye to the top flight, only for Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola to hand him a surprise call-up now the title is sewn up.

To celebrate his return, 90min decided to do the obvious - look at some of the things that happened between those two appearances!


1. 134 different goalkeepers have played a Premier League game

Heurelho Gomes
Heurelho Gomes had a rough time in the top flight / Michael Regan/Getty Images

Yep. Since Carson last put on his gloves in the Premier League, no fewer than 134 different goalkeepers have turned out in the competition.

Most of them have been pretty good, but there's a fair few who you won't want to remember.

2. Michu happened

Michu
Michu rose to prominence and retired quickly / Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

Remember that wave of excitement?

Michu was the best player on the planet in the 2012/13 season, and just four years later, he was retired.

3. Kim & Kanye's entire relationship

Kim Kardashian, Kourtney Kardashian, Kanye West
Kimye missed Carson's entire Premier League career / Pierre Suu/Getty Images

It breaks our hearts to hear that Kim Kardashian and Kanye West never got the chance to sit down together to watch Carson in action.

The pair got together in April 2012, before calling it quits just one month before Carson's return.

So close.

4. Nearly 2bn iPhones were sold

Storefronts And General Views Of Hamburg
Apple were busy in Carson's absence / Jeremy Moeller/Getty Images

Apple made 2bn iPhones in the time it took Carson to make two appearances in the Premier League.

When Carson dropped out of the Premier League, he'll have been using an iPhone 4. There have been 25 new phones since then.

5. Line of Duty hit our screens

BBC crime drama Line of Duty hit the screens just a few weeks after Carson's exit from the top flight.

We're now six seasons deep and loving every second of it.

6. David Alaba won 25 trophies

David Alaba
Alaba has been busy / Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images

David Alaba wasn't even a regular at Bayern Munich at the time of Carson's last game. He had to force his way into the team and has since lifted a whopping 25 trophies.

The Austrian, who will leave Bayern in the summer, almost played his entire career in Germany between Carson's last two games.

7. The whole Hunger Games franchise came out

The Hunger Games was still a book when Carson was last playing in the top flight.

The first film came out in 2012 and was swiftly followed by another three, grossing the best part of $3bn at the box office.

8. Jamie Vardy was still in non-league

When Carson was a Premier League regular, nobody had even heard of this kid called Jamie Vardy.

Vardy was celebrating lifting the Northern Premier League title with Halifax Town in the seventh tier of English football when Carson played his last game, and we all know what's happened to the striker since then.

9. Cristiano Ronaldo scored 325 league goals

Cristiano Ronaldo
Ronaldo is older than Carson / MARCO BERTORELLO/Getty Images

Carson has sat back and watched as Cristiano Ronaldo, who is actually seven months older than him, scored a whopping 325 league goals between his last two appearances.

Ronaldo also won 20 trophies for club and country during that time, even adding four Ballons d'Or.

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