Premier League Game Week 32 Round-Up

There were only five Premier League fixtures played across this due to the FA Cup semi-finals, the first of which saw Everton and Tottenham play out an entertaining 2-2 in the race for a top-four finish.
Wolves’ win over Sheffield United saw the Blades’ relegation to the Championship confirmed, whilst Fulham’s hopes of avoiding an instant return to the second tier were dealt a blow after conceding a late equaliser at Arsenal.
Elsewhere Newcastle took a huge step towards safety after denting West Ham’s hopes of reaching Europe, whilst Manchester United beat Burnley as Mason Greenwood returned to form.

Meanwhile, with the help of OPTA stats we have gathered some mouthwatering stats from the weekend’s action.

• 19 – Manchester United have won 19 of their 32 Premier League games this season (D9 L4), now one more than the Red Devils managed throughout the 2019-20 campaign (P38 W18 D12 L8).
• 4 – Edinson Cavani has now scored four goals as a substitute in the Premier League this season, with only Chicharito (5 in 10-11) and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (5 in 98-99) netting more in a single season for the Red Devils.
• 15 – Mason Greenwood is now the joint-top scoring teenager in Premier League history for Manchester United (15, level with Wayne Rooney).
• 1 – Mat Ryan is only the second goalkeeper to record a touch in the opposition box in a Premier League game this season, after Aaron Ramsdale, who has done so twice.
• 13 – Fulham have now dropped more points from winning positions away from home than any other team in the Premier League this season.
• 16 – Sheffield United have lost 16 Premier League games by a single goal this season, the most 1-goal defeats in a single top-flight campaign since Ipswich Town in 1985-86 (also 16).
• 9 – Sheffield United are the first team to finish as high as 9th in the Premier League and be relegated the following season since Birmingham City (9th in 2009-10, relegated in 2010-11).
• 5 – Newcastle are looking to achieve their fifth Premier League double over West Ham (1993-94, 1994-95, 2010-11 and 2017-18), something they’ve only done as many times in the competition against Spurs.
• 3 – Harry Kane is the first player in Premier League history to score 2+ goals in three consecutive away appearances against a single opponent (September 2017, December 2018 & April 2021 vs Everton).
• 2 – Gylfi Sigurdsson is the third player to score a Premier League brace against Spurs after having played for them in the competition, after Darren Bent (April 2010, Sunderland) and Matthew Etherington (December 2011, Stoke).
• 13 – Liverpool have dropped 13 points from winning positions in the Premier League this season, two more than they had across their last two campaigns combined (6 in 2018-19, 5 in 2019-20).
• 50 – Leeds have both scored and conceded 50 Premier League goals in 32 games this season – only Tottenham in 2007-08 (30 games) have done so in fewer matches in the competition.
• 75% – Six of Sadio Mané’s eight Premier League goals this season have come away from home, with tonight’s strike his first goal in 10 league games for Liverpool.
• 1 – Leeds have won just one of their last 11 home games against Liverpool in all competitions (D3 L7), with that being a 4-3 victory in November 2000 that saw Mark Viduka score all four goals for the Whites.
• 16 – Since his maiden Premier League campaign in 2012-13, Ashley Westwood has assisted 16 Premier League goals from set plays, the fourth-most over this period behind Christian Eriksen (24), Chris Brunt (24) and Gylfi Sigurdsson (20).

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