Respectable Arsenal; Newcastle and the madness

08 Mar 2022 | 10:42 | Football

The Premier League last week saw many interesting matches. Here are the most interesting statistics.

Man City’s kicking style

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 Leicester City 1-0 Leeds United: All five managers who have faced Brendan Rodgers in their first Premier League game have lost.

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 Aston Villa 4-0 Southampton: Philippe Coutinho has both scored and assisted in 3 of his last 6 home Premier League games (for Liverpool vs Swansea in 2017, Aston Villa vs Leeds in February and in this match).

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 Burnley 0-4 Chelsea: Chelsea’s win over Burnley was the heaviest win by an away team in a first-half goalless Premier League match, since Tottenham Hotspur beat Aston Villa 4-0 in December. 2012.

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 Newcastle United 2-1 Brighton: It’s crazy to know that no team has had a longer unbeaten run in the Premier League than Newcastle at the moment. Chess is unbeaten in the last 8 matches at the tournament (5 wins, 3 draws). Newcastle’s change of owners is showing a big difference when before, they were almost unable to get rid of the group holding the red light.

 

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 Norwich City 1-3 Brentford: Brentford become the 40th team to have a player score a hat-trick in the Premier League, while they remain the only team in league history yet to concede any hat-trick.

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 Wolves 0-2 Crystal Palace: 11% (60) of Palace’s 536 Premier League goals came from penalties – the highest percentage of any team with more than 200 goals in the competition.

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 Liverpool 1-0 West Ham United: Virgil van Dijk has never lost in 60 Premier League games at Anfield (52 wins, eight draws), setting the record for most home games for a club sets that have never lost.

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 Watford 2-3 Arsenal: The Gunners are the fourth team to own three different players aged 21 or under (Emile Smith Rowe, Bukayo Saka, Gabriel Martinelli) to score five or more goals in the same season, after Chelsea season 2019/20, Leeds United 1998/99 and Man Utd season 1995/96.

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 Man City 4-1 Man Utd: 4 different Belgian players have now scored over 50 Premier League goals. Kevin De Bruyne has just joined the previous list that includes Romelu Lukaku (118), Christian Benteke (86) and Eden Hazard (85).

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 Tottenham Hotspur 5-0 Everton: This double helps Harry Kane reach 176 Premier League goals, surpassing Thierry Henry’s total. The Spurs striker is currently the sixth-highest scorer in PL history, behind Frank Lampard (177), Sergio Aguero (184), Andrew Cole (187), Wayne Rooney (208) and Alan Shearer (260).

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