The Premier League weekend in numbers
After an atypically low-scoring round of fixtures a week ago, the Premier League looked more like its old self over the weekend, treating supporters to 34 goals across the division’s ten fixtures between Friday and Sunday.
A rampant Leicester City team were responsible for nearly a third of those goals themselves when they gutted Southampton 9-0 at St Mary’s Stadium on Friday evening, while there were also fine wins for Man City, Brighton and Chelsea a day later.
On Sunday, Arsenal let a two-goal lead slip in controversial circumstances at home to Crystal Palace, Manchester United’s jumped to seventh in the table after a long-awaited away win at Norwich, while Liverpool rounded off the weekend with a comeback win over Tottenham in Sunday’s showpiece fixture.
Let’s take a look back at the latest round of fixtures in our special feature: The Premier League Weekend in Numbers.
0 - The number of clean sheets Liverpool have secured at Anfield in all competitions since the summer. The Reds conceded at least once in all six of the competitive games they’ve contested on Merseyside in 2019-20, though they still emerged as victors on each occasion.
1 – Brighton scored the first ever injury-time winner of their short Premier League history to earn three dramatic points in a 3-2 win over Everton at the Amex Stadium on Saturday.
3 - The number of goals plundered by Chelsea’s Christian Pulisic in the Blues’ 4-2 win at Burnley. Pulisic became the first American to score more than two goals in a single game in the Premier League since Clint Dempsey netted a hat trick in 2012 for Fulham against Newcastle.
4 – The total number of Premier League penalties missed by Man Utd this season after the Red Devils twice failed to register from the spot against Norwich. United have missed four of the six Premier League spot-kicks they have been awarded since the summer.
5 – The number of free kicks given away by Jonny in Wolves draw with Newcastle at St. James’ Park. The 25-year old somehow avoided a booking despite his fouling spree, and the Spaniard popped up with Wanderers’ equalizing goal with 17 minutes left on the clock.
9 – The remarkable number of goals plundered by Leicester City in their 9-0 win over Southampton. The result matched the record for the biggest ever Premier League win set by Man Utd in their 9-0 win over Ipswich in 1995. The Foxes victory was the division’s biggest ever away win however.
12 – The number of tackles made by Aaron Wan-Bissaka for Man Utd in their 3-1 win at Norwich. That was the highest number of tackles made by any one player in an individual Premier League fixture so far this term.
55 – The incredibly high number of aerial duels that were contested by the players involved in Newcastle’s 1-1 draw with Wolves. It was headaches all round for a clash at St James’ Park that would have made the purists wince.
95 – The percentage of passes completed by Man City’s Ilkay Gundogan during his imperious midfield display against Aston Villa. The figure is even more remarkable when you consider that Gundogan played more passes (102) than any other player on the pitch at the Etihad.
115 – The number of seconds it took for VAR to deliberate and rule out what would have been a winning goal for Arsenal against Crystal Palace. Sokratis rattled the net on 82:18, and Martin Atkinson struck off the goal under instruction from his earpiece on 84:13.