Prem Saturday stats: Rapid Milner, Rooney levels Law

Date published: Saturday 26th September 2015 5:47 - Ian Watson

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All Saturday’s stats, with James Milner scoring the quickest goal of the season and Wayne Rooney matching Denis Law’s Man Utd tally.

Tottenham Hotspur 4-1 Manchester City

Tottenham scored 4+ goals in a league game against Manchester City for the first time since September 1962 (4-2).

Spurs have now won three successive Premier League games – their best run in the competition since Feb 2015.

Man City have now lost two successive PL games after having won the previous 11 in a row.

Manchester City have lost consecutive Premier League games for only the second time under Manuel Pellegrini (other was a run of two games in April 2015).

The Citizens have conceded more goals in their last two PL games (6) than they had in their previous 11 combined (4).

Man City conceded 3+ goals in a single half of a Premier League game for the first time since September 2013 (three goals conceded in the second half of a 2-3 defeat).

This was City’s heaviest Premier League defeat (three goal margin) since a 0-3 defeat to Liverpool in April 2011.

Harry Kane ended his personal goal drought of 748 minutes (12 hours, 28 mins) in all competitions for Spurs.

Kane’s goal was the 150th scored in the Premier League in 2015-16.

Since Erik Lamela made his PL debut on Sept 1st 2013, only Christian Eriksen (12) has more PL assists for Spurs than Lamela (10).

This was the first time that Lamela has scored an assisted in the same Premier League game for Tottenham.

Leicester City 2-5 Arsenal

Jamie Vardy has scored in four successive Premier League games for the first time in his career.

Theo Walcott has netted 12 goals in his last 13 PL starts.

Since making his Premier League debut in August 2012, Santi Cazorla has provided more assists than any other player (32).

Alexis Sanchez scored his first goal of the season with his 32nd shot (including blocked) in the Premier League this season. Indeed, after going 31 shots (incl. blocked) without a PL goal this season, he netted three of his seven shots (incl. blocked) against the Foxes.

Only once in their 19 Premier League meetings have Arsenal failed to score against Leicester.

Mesut Ozil has provided three assists in his last five Premier League games.

Sanchez netted his first hat-trick in the Premier League.

Sanchez is the eighth South American to score a Premier League hat-trick.

Arsenal netted five goals against Leicester, as many as they had scored in their previous six top-tier games in total.

Liverpool 3-2 Aston Villa

James Milner scored his first goal for Liverpool in his eighth game for the clubs in all competitions.

Milner’s goal, on 1min 6secs, was the earliest PL goal this season.

Only against Sunderland (5) has Milner bagged more PL goals than he has managed against Aston Villa (3).

Daniel Sturridge netted his first Premier League goal since March 22nd (v Man Utd).

There were 70 seconds between Rudy Gestede’s first goal of the game and Daniel Sturridge’s second.

Sturridge has now scored in four consecutive PL games against Aston Villa.

Sturridge’s last eight Premier League goals have all come at Anfield.

Since August 2013, Gestede has scored 21 headed goals in the league, six more than any other player in the English top-four tiers.

Liverpool have won 25 Premier League games against Aston Villa, more than they have managed against any other side.

Manchester United 3-0 Sunderland

Sunderland have now lost 20 of their last 27 Premier League matches against Manchester United (W1 D6).

Louis Van Gaal recorded his first win in nine games in all competitions over a side managed by Dick Advocaat since 1995.

Wayne Rooney has now scored 171 league goals for Man Utd; level with Denis Law in the all-time Man Utd league goalscorers chart.

Only two players – Bobby Charlton (199) and Jack Rowley (182) – have more league goals for Man Utd than Rooney (171).

Wayne Rooney ended a run of 1000 minutes without a Premier League goal for Manchester United.

Juan Mata has been involved in 11 Premier League goals in 2015; four more than any other Man Utd player.

Indeed, Mata has either scored or assisted in five of his last six Premier League appearances (four assists, two goals).

Ashley Young has more Premier League assists in 2015 than any other United player (5).

After keeping three consecutive clean sheets in May, the Black Cats have conceded in each of their last eight Premier League matches.

The Black Cats are now on a 10-game winless streak in the Premier League (D4 L6); the longest current run in the competition.

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Southampton 3-1 Swansea City

Southampton have lost only one of their seven Premier League games versus Swansea (W4 D2).

Southampton have won six of their last nine PL games at St. Mary’s, losing two (D1).

Swansea City have won just three of their 17 Premier League games in the month of September (W3 D4 L10).

Sadio Mane has scored or assisted eight goals in his last five Premier League appearances at St. Mary’s (four goals, four assists).

Dusan Tadic has scored three goals in his last three Premier League appearances for Southampton on home soil.

Virgil van Dijk scored his first ever goal in English football.

No PL side has scored more headed goals this season than Southampton (4) – level with Leicester. In fact, the Saints (4) have already scored more Premier League headed goals this term than in 2014/15 (3).

Swansea have failed to score in their last three Premier League games for the first time since May 2013 under Michael Laudrup.

Stoke City 2-1 Bournemouth

Jonathan Walters has scored in consecutive Premier League appearances for the first time since November 2014.

12 of Jonathan Walters’ 14 Premier League goals since the start of 2014 have come at the Britannia Stadium.

Dan Gosling scored his first Premier League goal since November 2011.

Stoke sealed their first win in seven Premier League games, after losing three and drawing three of their previous six.

Mame Biram Diouf has netted five goals in his last seven Premier League appearances.

Bournemouth have kept a clean sheet in just one of their seven Premier League games this season.

West Ham United 2-2 Norwich

Robbie Brady netted his first Premier League goal in two years (since 28th September 2013, also v West Ham).

West Ham players have made four errors leading to goals in the Premier League this season; more than any other club.

Diafra Sakho has now scored in five of his six Premier League appearances in the month of September.

Dimitri Payet has had a hand in 13 goals (four goals, nine assists) in his last 15 league appearances (Premier League & Ligue 1 combined).

Nathan Redmond has scored in six of his last 11 appearances for Norwich City.

Wes Hoolahan has assisted five and scored one of Norwich’s 11 Premier League goals this season.

Norwich City have not won any of their last 14 Premier League away games in London (D6 L8).

The Hammers still have an unbeaten Premier League record against the Canaries at Upton Park (W2 D3).

Newcastle United 2-2 Chelsea

Newcastle United have won three and drawn one of their last four Premier League home games against Chelsea.

Jose Mourinho has never won a Premier League game at St James’ Park (D3 L3) – the only other PL stadium he’s not won at is the Emirates (D3).

Chelsea came from 2+ goals behind to salvage a point for the first time in a PL game since 26th December 2007 (4-4 v Aston Villa).

The four goals in this game meant that 35 were scored in total in the Premier League today – the last time there was more was on 19th May 2013 (36).

The last Saturday to see more Premier League goals than this was on 27th November 2010 (36).

Chelsea have conceded 14 goals this season in their seven PL games; just one shy of the total goals conceded by the Blues in their first PL season under Mourinho (15 in 38 games in 2004-05).

Ayoze Pérez scored and assisted in the same Premier League game for the first time.

Jack Colback picked up his 16th yellow card in the Premier League since the start of last season – a tally that only Lee Cattermole can equal.

Kevin Mbabu became the 200th different player to make a Premier League appearance for Newcastle United.

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