Premier League Game Week 22 Round-Up

It rained goals in the fixture between Manchester United and Southampton as the home side bounced back from disappointing results from their previous two league games to beat Southampton with 9 goals without reply from the Saints.

Manchester City maintained their position at the top of the log with a 2nil away victory over Burnley while Liverpool lost at home for over a year after they fell to a very organized Brighton side at Anfield.

The game of the week took place at White Hart Lane where Jose Mourinho’s side welcomed Chelsea’s new manager Tuchel, it was a cagey affair but the away side came out tops with a single goal from Jorginho.

Meanwhile, with the help of OPTA stats, we have gathered some mouthwatering stats from this week’s action.
• 3 – Tottenham have suffered three successive Premier League defeats for the first time since November 2012 under André Villas-Boas.
• 3 – Thomas Tuchel has become the first Chelsea manager to keep clean sheets in each of his first three matches at the club since José Mourinho did so back in August 2004 (also 3).
• 1984 – Liverpool have failed to score in three consecutive home league games for the first time since October 1984, with the Reds’ goalless run at Anfield currently standing at 348 minutes.
• 38 – West Ham have earned 38 points from their 22 Premier League games this season, their highest tally at this stage of a top-flight campaign since 1985-86, when they had 45 points and would go on to finish third.
• 8 – Tomáš Souček has scored eight Premier League goals for West Ham this season; excluding penalties, this is the most of any midfielder in the competition.
• 2 – Raphinha is the second Leeds player to score home and away against Everton in a single Premier League campaign after Michael Bridges in 1999-2000.
• 9 – Dominic Calvert-Lewin has scored nine headed goals in the Premier League since the start of last season; the only player in Europe’s top five leagues with moreover this period is Robert Lewandowski (12).
• 13 – Manchester City have won their last 13 games in all competitions, the longest winning run by a Premier League side since Arsenal between March-August 2002 (also 13).
• 6 – Lucas Digne has provided more Premier League assists this season than any other defender (six).
• 11 – James Maddison has been directly involved in 11 goals in his last 12 appearances in all competitions for Leicester City (six goals & five assists).
• 1 – During the 9-0 defeat to Manchester United last night, Jan Bednarek became the first player in Premier League history to be sent off, give away a penalty, and score an own goal in a single match.
• 15 – Only Eric Cantona and Dimitri Payet (both 33 games) have assisted 15 Premier League goals in fewer appearances than Bruno Fernandes, with tonight his 36th appearance in the competition.
• 35y & 45d – Gary Cahill has become Crystal Palace’s oldest ever goalscorer in the Premier League, with this his first goal in the competition since April 2017 for Chelsea against Everton.
• 71 – Jonjo Shelvey’s opener for Newcastle (71 seconds) was the fastest goal Crystal Palace have conceded in a Premier League game since Ian Taylor’s strike for Aston Villa in March 1998 (1st minute).
• 9 – Since Mikel Arteta’s first game in charge of Arsenal on Boxing Day 2019, the Gunners have been shown nine Premier League red cards, six more than any other side.

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