- Associated Press - Monday, September 25, 2017

LONDON (AP) - Gareth Barry made a record 633rd English Premier League appearance but had little to celebrate.

The 36-year-old midfielder captained West Bromwich Albion in a 2-0 loss at Arsenal on Monday as he passed the mark set by former Manchester United winger Ryan Giggs.

Barry’s next target is breaking Giggs’ top-flight record of 672 appearances, encompassing matches before the Premier League started in 1992.

Barry made his debut for Aston Villa at the age of 17, appearing as a substitute in a 3-1 victory at Sheffield Wednesday in 1998.

Barry played 365 league games for Villa, 132 for Manchester City, and 131 for Everton. He has also played 53 times for England.

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