It was a week of insanity as the Premier League returned with champion clubs falling and managers being booted. Here are the facts and stats that matter (and those that don’t as well) from the week that was in the Premer League!
The loss was Jurgen Klopp’s equal worst as a manager, with his Mainz side also losing by 5 goals in a clash against Werder Bremen over a decade ago.
For Manchester City it still fell short of their greatest ever league victory, as they beat Norwich 7-0 in 2013.
Striker Sergio Aguero’s opening goal for his side also saw him become the top scoring Non-European in Premier League history, as he overtook Dwight Yorke. Aguero has now scored 124 league goals.
Danny Welbeck’s 2 goals saw his tally for the season rise to 3, already surpassing his total for the entirety of last season by one goal.
Brighton & Hove Albion made history in their game, notching up their first ever Premier League victory. The victory snapped West Brom’s impressive unbeaten start to the year.
Harry Kane’s brace for Tottenham means he has now reached 100 Spurs goals in all competitons.
An Everton player also reached a century of their own in the same clash against Tottenham, as Wayne Rooney received his 100th ever Premier League yellow card. He is just the second player in the history of the league to be cautioned 100 times, with the other man being Gareth Barry.
Southampton‘s scoring troubles continued in their 2-0 loss to Watford. They have now failed to find the scoresheet in 3 of their first 4 games in the league this season. Striker Manolo Gabbiadini has been subbed off in all of their games this year.
Although Stoke stunned Manchester United 2-2, the news wasn’t all bad for the Red Devils. Marcus Rashford notched his 12th PL goal for the club. The only teenager to ever score more goals for the club was a young Wayne Rooney.
Newcastle’s Lascelles scored his 3rd goal for the club in his side’s victory to Swansea. Of those three goals, two have come as a result of a header off a corner against Swansea.
West Ham’s 2-0 win against Huddersfield saw Joe Hart snap a run of 23 league games without a clean sheet that spanned back to his stint in Italy last season.
The two goals that found their way past Huddersfield saw them concede for the first time this season. Every side has now conceded at least once this campaign.
And inloving memory of Frank de Boer‘s astonishingly short tenure as Crystal Palace manager, we present this week’s special feature. Look away Palace fans, this is Tribal Stats: Frank de Boer Edition.
Frank de Boer‘s side became the first top division team to lose their first four games and not score a goal since Preston in 1924/1925
Frank de Boer became the first permanent manager in PL history to be dismissed without seeing his team score a goal.
(Stats sourced from @OptaJoe)