Premier League Game Week 28 Round-Up

Arsenal completed an impressive turnaround to secure north London derby victory in the headline result of the Premier League’s round of matches, a round that saw several sides stumble in the race to secure Champions League football.

One side who continues to remain consistent is runaway leaders Manchester City, the champions-elect winning at Fulham to maintain their significant advantage at the top.

Elsewhere Manchester United ensured David Moyes’ latest return to Old Trafford ended in defeat, whilst a hat-trick from Kelechi Iheanacho inspired Leicester to a 5-0 thrashing of a struggling Sheffield United.

Once more, we bring you some of the most interesting stats from the weekend’s actions.

• 2 – Diogo Jota is just the second player to score both for and against Wolves in the Premier League after Stephen Hunt.
• 9 – Liverpool have lost nine Premier League matches this season, last losing more back in 2015-16 (10). A defeat versus Wolves this evening would be the earliest into a league campaign (29 games) they have suffered 10 losses since 2010-11 (21st match)
• 0 – Tonight was the first time since February 2012 against Liverpool that Manchester United didn’t make a single substitution in a Premier League match.
• 15 – Only Harry Redknapp (15) has managed more away Premier League games at Old Trafford without winning that West Ham boss David Moyes, who has never won in 14 visits (D4 L10).
• 0 – West Ham are the first team since Swansea City in March 2018 to fail to have a shot in the first half of a Premier League game against Manchester United.
• 3 – Mikel Arteta is the third consecutive Arsenal boss to win his first home league meeting with Spurs, following Arsène Wenger and Unai Emery.
• 9 – Spurs have now lost nine games in the Premier League this season; the joint-most José Mourinho has ever suffered in a single league campaign in his managerial career (also nine in 2015-16 with Chelsea).
• 5 – Sheffield United have now conceded five times in a match as many times under Paul Heckingbottom as they did in 227 games under Chris Wilder (once).
• 3 – Kelechi Iheanacho has scored the first hat-trick of his Premier League career, while each of the last three hat-tricks in the competition have been scored by African players (following Aubameyang v Leeds and Mahrez v Burnley).
• 100 – Jamie Vardy (81 goals, 19 assists) is only the sixth player in Premier League history to register 100 goal involvements after turning 30, after Teddy Sheringham (127), Frank Lampard (118), Ian Wright (110), Alan Shearer (102) and Gianfranco Zola (101).
• 7 – Manchester City have won their last seven meetings with Fulham in all competitions by an aggregate score of 21-0. This is now their joint-longest ever run of wins against a single opponent without conceding a goal (also 7 v Wigan between 2010-2013).
• 417 – Sergio Agüero has ended a run of 13 appearances, 641 minutes of play and 24 shots without scoring in the Premier League, with his penalty against Fulham his first league goal since January 2020 v Sheff Utd, 417 days ago.
• 3 – Burnley have won away games against both Everton and Liverpool in a single league campaign for the very first time, and are the third side to do so this season after Manchester City and Fulham.
• 5 – Everton have lost five of their last seven home league games (W1 D1), as many defeats as in their previous 23 Premier League games at Goodison Park (W10 D8).
• 4 – Dwight McNeil has scored four Premier League goals from outside the box – the most of any player for Burnley in the competition.

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