Premier League Game Week 9 Round-Up

Tottenham moved to the top of the Premier League table after a Mourinho masterclass secured victory over Manchester City and long-term rival Pep Guardiola, whilst Liverpool proved they are still the team to beat after outclassing Leicester at Anfield.

Elsewhere Everton held off a late Fulham fightback to hold on for three points at Craven Cottage, while Bruno Fernandes – not for the first time – bailed out Manchester United as they labored past a stubborn West Brom at Old Trafford.

Meanwhile, with the help of Opta data, we look at some of the interesting numbers from the weekend.
• 84 – Conor Coady missed a PL game for Wolves for the first time since they returned to the top-flight, having played every minute of their 84 fixtures prior to tonight, the third-longest consecutive 100% participation for an outfield player in the competition’s history.
• 7 – Southampton are unbeaten in seven consecutive Premier League games (W5 D2), last going longer without defeat in the competition in November 2013 (8 games in total).
• 20/28 – Since the start of 2014-15 (when Wilfried Zaha re-joined Crystal Palace), the Eagles have lost 20 of their 28 Premier League games without the Ivorian (W7 D1), including each of the last seven away from home.
• 3 – Since Brendan Rodgers took charge of Leicester, the Foxes have lost all three of their Premier League meetings with Liverpool; conceding nine goals in the process – their most against any opponent in the competition under Rodgers.
• 64 – Liverpool are now unbeaten in their last 64 home games in the top-flight (W53 D11); the longest such run in the club’s history.
• 9 – Arsenal have scored just nine goals in this season’s Premier League; it’s their lowest tally after their first nine games of any league season since 1986-87 (six).
• 3 – Sheffield United have become the third side in Premier League history to pick up just one point (or fewer) from their opening nine games in a season, after Man City in 1995-96 and Sheffield Wednesday in 1999-00 (both sides relegated).
• 1 – Sébastien Haller has scored from outside the box for the very first time in his top-flight league career, with this his 190th such appearance in the Eredivisie, Bundesliga and Premier League combined.
• 5/8 – Fulham have missed five of their last eight Premier League penalties, including each of the last three, all taken by different players (Aleksandar Mitrovic, Ademola Lookman, and Ivan Cavaleiro).
• 15 – Since making his Premier League debut in August 2018, only Trent Alexander-Arnold (26) & Andrew Robertson (25) have provided more assists in the competition among defenders than Lucas Digne (15).
• 50% – Half of Bruno Fernandes’ Premier League goals for Man Utd have been penalties (7/14), the highest ratio of any player to score for the club in the competition.
• 29 – Pascal Groß has been involved in more Premier League goals than any other Brighton player since their promotion in 2017 (12 goals, 17 assists), overtaking Glenn Murray’s 26 goals and two assists.
• 5 – Danny Welbeck has scored five goals in his last five Premier League games against Aston Villa – he’s scored more top-flight goals against the Villans than he has any other side.
• 6 – Only Jamie Vardy (9) has scored more goals against Pep Guardiola’s Man City than Son Heung-min (6).

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