23 down, 15 to go. The Premier League season is edging towards ‘the business end,’ with every point proving to be vital in the title race, the race for the top four, and the battle to beat the drop.
Man City kept pace with Liverpool at the top, while Arsenal and Manchester United made Maurizio Sarri go into meltdown as Chelsea saw the gap to the fifth and sixth-placed sides cut to just three points.
It’s looking increasingly bleak for Huddersfield and Fulham, while Southampton and Newcastle grabbed what could turn out to be vital wins in the race to avoid relegation.
Here are 10 of the best stats from Gameweek 23…
- Wolves‘ Diogo Jota became only the second Portuguese player to score a Premier League hat-trick. Some fella called Cristiano Ronaldo was the other.
- Callum Wilson is only the second player to hit double figures in a single Premier League season for Bournemouth, with Josh King netting 16 in 2016/17.
- Liverpool became only the third side to have scored 1,000 goals at home in the Premier League. Manchester United and Chelsea are the others.
- Marcus Rashford’s goal for Manchester United against Brighton saw him score in four consecutive games for the first time in his career.
- Newcastle‘s Fabian Schar hadn’t scored in 28 previous Premier League outings but netted twice in 39 minutes in the 3-0 win over Cardiff.
- Southampton have more win’s under Ralph Hasenhuttl (4 in 8) than they did under Mark Hughes (3 in 22).
- The 0-0 draw at Watford was only the second clean sheet Burnley had kept in 11 attempts away from home this season.
- Arsenal have already won more points against the ‘big six’ this season (8) than they did in the whole of the 2017-18 campaign (6).
- Leroy Sane has been involved in 20 of Man City‘s goals in his last 17 starts, scoring eight and assisting 12.
- Spurs 2-1 win over Fulham was the first time they had won a Premier League game without Harry Kane or Heung-Min Son in their ranks since March 2014.