The Premier League Weekend in Numbers
The Premier League made a typically dramatic return to centre-stage following the final international football hiatus of 2019, gegenpressing supporters’ senses into submission with another cracking set of fixtures.
Let’s cast a glance back at the weekend’s action with our special feature: The Premier League Weekend in Numbers.
1 - The remarkably low number of Premier League home wins on Saturday and Sunday. Man City’s late-kick off triumph over Chelsea at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday evening was the only home win from nine top-flight fixtures over the weekend.
6 – The number of shots hit by Jamie Vardy in Leicester’s 2-0 win over Brighton. The veteran hitman had averaged just 2.08 shots per Premier League appearances this season before that. Vardy scored his 12th EPL goal of the campaign with his 6th shot against the Seagulls.
7 – The incredible number of saves made by Tim Krul in Norwich City’s 2-0 win at Everton at Goodison Park. The Dutch stopper now ranks 4th in the Premier League for total saves made this term (47). Arsenal’s Bernd Leno tops that chart with 53 saves.
16 – The number of shots Crystal Palace attempted in their 1-2 reverse at home to Liverpool. That was the highest number of attempts conceded by the Reds in a Premier League away game this term.
21 - The number of shots Arsenal allowed Southampton to rack up in the teams’ 2-2 draw at the Emirates. The Gunners’ have now conceded 20+ shots in four separate Premier League matches this season.
57 – The number of long balls played by Tottenham in their 3-2 win over West Ham in Jose Mourinho’s first game in charge. Spurs had played 48.25 long balls on average per Premier League game this season before their fixture against the Irons. #Mourinhoball
66 – The shockingly low pass completion percentage held by Man Utd’s Andreas Pereira before he was hauled off after 72 minutes against Sheffield United. Pereira attempted 74 passes overall, hitting his intended target just 49 times.
96 – The percentage of Manchester United goals this season that have either been scored or assisted by an academy graduate. Three of United’s home-grown players rattled the net against Sheffield United on Sunday (Brandon William, Mason Greenwood and Marcus Rashford).
248 – The number of passes played by Burnley players in the Clarets’ 3-0 win at Watford. No other Premier League club played fewer passes than Sean Dyches’ men. Burnley rank last in the Premier League this season for average short passes played per 90 minutes (251).
307 – The number of days between Tottenham’s last two Premier League away wins. Spurs beat Fulham 2-1 at Craven Cottage on January 20th, but had to wait until Saturday’s 3-2 triumph at West Ham for their next win on the road.
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