The Best Stats From Today’s Premier League Fixtures

The Best Stats From Today’s Premier League Fixtures
Apr 15, 2017


The Premier League served up a goal-fest today, with 22 goals being scored and Southampton and Manchester City still to kick-off. From Phil Jagielka’s cartwheel celebration to Wahbi Khazri scoring directly from a corner-kick, it was a thrilling day in the most entertaining league in the world.


In the early kick-off, Tottenham thrashed Eddie Howe’s struggling Bournemouth side 4-0 and increased the ever-living pressure on Chelsea, who face Manchester United at Old Trafford on Sunday. Mousa Dembélé, Son Heung-min, Harry Kane and Vincent Janssen got on the scoresheet for Spurs. The win means the points gap between themselves and Chelsea is cut down to 4 points, providing Antonio Conte’s side fail to secure a point against Manchester United.


Away from goalscoring, In Sunderland’s 2-2 draw with West Ham at the Stadium Of Light, Lee Cattermole must have been close to a Premier League record for the quickest yellow card received. West Ham went ahead twice but Sunderland’s showing of character, which they have lacked all season, meant the Black Cats earned a point.


In Everton’s clash with Burnley, Phil Jagielka scored for the third successive game, which is rather astonishing for a centre-half. It’s the first time the Englishman has scored in three consecutive games in his career, one which has included 539 appearances. However, it’s Romelu Lukaku who till grab the attention. The Belgian made it 24 league goals for the season, extending his lead in the race for the golden boot.

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In Stoke’s clash with Hull, all three goals from Mark Hughes’ side left Paul Merson ecstatic, especially after Peter Crouch’s header. Marco Silva’s has made huge improvements since he arrived at the club, but Hull’s away form has thoroughly let them down. Xherdan Shaqiri decided it was time to turn-up for Stoke today, and boy did he. The Swiss grabbed another belter, leaving Stoke fans in awe.


Since Craig Shakespeare’s takeover, Leicester City have been on fire. Not only in the Premier League, either. The club are still in the tie vs. Atletico Madrid in the Champions League, and since Claudio Ranieri’s dismissal, the have managed to almost certainly secure their Premier League status for another season, just a year after being crowned Champions. The Leicester players have been accused of snaking their former manager, due to the sudden burst of form shown, and this Jamie Vardy stat probably won’t help with those accusations.


Another game, another goal for Leroy Sané. The 21-year-old has scored 9 goals in his debut season, but it was Kevin De Bruyne who deserves the credit from the fixture at Saint Mary’s today. The Belgian registered two assists in two minutes, taking his tally to 13, more than any other player in the Premier League. Before his last 4 games, he hadn’t registered an assist in 10 games. In his last 4 games, he’s provided 4 assists. City now sit pretty in third in the Premier League table, with 64 points.


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