Phil Jagielka, 40, scores and assists for Stoke against former club Sheff Utd, sending fans into a frenzy

PHIL JAGIELKA caused excitement among fans when he scored and assisted for Stoke against former club Sheffield United this afternoon.

The ex-England ace is still going strong in the second division at the age of 40.

Phil Jagielka leads Stoke's second home of the afternoon

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Phil Jagielka leads Stoke’s second home of the afternoonCredit: Alamy
The 40-year-old is congratulated by his teammates

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The 40-year-old is congratulated by his teammatesPhoto credit: Reuters

Jagielka made only his fourth league appearance this season, playing against his old side.

And he didn’t miss a beat, setting up defensive partner Ben Wilmot to score just four minutes into the game.

Leaders Blades equalized after 28 minutes via ex-Liverpool kid Rhian Brewster… only for Jagielka to create another magic moment.

Just in time for half-time, he expertly headed home a corner to retake the Potters’ lead at Bet365 Stadium.

Online fans loved watching the 40-cap former Three Lion roll back the years.

One wrote: “Give Jagielka’s back a break from carrying your racquet.”

A second tweeted: “Phil Jagielka, 40, plays at Stoke. He scored today. What a guy.”

Another added: “Jagielka with an assist and a goal at 40 #classispermanent.”

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However, not everyone was as thrilled, as one social media user raged: “A 40-year-old Phil Jagielka is about to ruin my battery.

Stoke added a third, with club hero Rory Delap’s son Liam, on loan from Manchester City, stepping in in stoppage time.

The 3-1 win saw Alex Neil’s side move up to 15th place while Sheffield United remain top of the table on goal difference.

Liam Delap celebrates Stoke's third goal

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Liam Delap celebrates Stoke’s third goalPhoto credit: Getty

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