David Beckham in danger of losing Premier League record to Stoke City star Shaqiri

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The Switzerland ace could edge closer to surpassing the former Manchester United man in a particular goalscoring chart against Chelsea

Former Manchester United midfielder David Beckham could soon see his impressive record of scoring consecutive long-range goals in the Premier League surpassed.

Beckham, who won six league titles during a trophy-laden spell at Old Trafford, caught the eye time and time again with a number of spectacular strikes from outside the box.

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In fact, Beckham shares the record for the most consecutive goals scored from outside the penalty area in the Premier League alongside ex-Blackburn Rovers man Tugay with eight.

However, the duo are in danger of seeing one man overtake them in the long-range effort charts.

Stoke City star Xherdan Shaqiri - no stranger to a stunning goal - netted a fabulous strike from outside the box during his side's 2-1 defeat against Newcastle United last weekend.

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Despite the disappointment of the full-time result, Shaqiri's goal was his sixth consecutive long-range strike in England's top flight.

And the Switzerland international will be hoping to add to that tally - and edge closer to Beckham and Tugay's in the process - when Stoke play host to champions Chelsea on Saturday.

The 25-year-old's current sequence started against Newcastle during a 1-0 victory at the Britannia Stadium on 2 March 2016.

Former Bayern Munich man Shaqiri's other consecutive efforts were against Middlesbrough and Hull City (three times).

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