Tim Cahill has paid tribute to his Everton team-mates after new statistics revealed he is officially the most lethal header of a ball since the Premier League began in 1992.

Following his headed goal in the dying moments at Birmingham City last month, Cahill now has 27 headed goals in 174 appearances in the top flight.

He said: "It came as a bit of a surprise to me to find out, but it is something I am very, very proud of.

"It is massive honour, but it isn't something that happens on its own.

"Players like Phil Neville and Mikel Arteta, the whole team in fact - they all provide me with the opportunities to score. So as long as I can keep doing it, great.

"I suppose I started young and scored a lot of headed goals as a youngster and I worked hard. I was scoring goals with my head long before I was at Everton, even before Millwall, when I was back in Australia."

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