It has been a week of wintery weather here in England and a number of the Premier League’s big hitters all seemed to slip up on the ice, with only two of the top six winning their midweek games.
Man City were stunned by Newcastle, while Liverpool couldn’t take advantage at the top having being held by Leicester. Chelsea’s woes continued with a 4-0 humbling at Bournemouth while Man Utd had to come back from two goals down to grab a dramatic 2-2 draw with Burnley. Arsenal and Spurs both grabbed 2-1 wins to strengthen their top four ambitions.
Here are 10 of the best stats from the midweek Premier League games…
- Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang became the quickest player to score 25 Premier League goals for Arsenal, taking just 37 games to reach the tally.
- Aleksandar Mitrovic scored his 20th Premier League goal against Brighton – scoring five under each manager he was worked with. (Steve McClaren, Rafael Benitez, Slavisa Jokanovic and Claudio Ranieri)
- Huddersfield have failed to score in 50 per cent (16 of 32) of their home games in the Premier League, the highest percentage in the competition’s history,
- West Ham have now lost their last three Premier League away games without scoring a single goal – their longest barren spell since December 2006.
- Paul Pogba’s 87th minute goal was his 11th of the season in all competitions for Manchester United, and it means that it is his most prolific goalscoring campaign ever, having scored 10 for Juventus in 2014/15 and 2015/16.
- Man City have now dropped more points this season (16) than they did in the entirety of last season (14).
- Chelsea‘s 4-0 defeat to Bournemouth was their biggest Premier League defeat since 1996, when they lost 5-1 to Liverpool.
- Wilfried Zaha became only the second player in Premier League history to both score and be sent off in the same game.
- Liverpool‘s Sadio Mane has scored 10+ goals in each of the last five seasons having netted against Leicester on Wednesday.
- Spurs have four more points than they have ever had at this point in the season (54).