Saturday stat pack: Hull a happy hunting ground; deadly Iheanacho

Date published: Saturday 17th September 2016 7:53

Kelechi Iheanacho: On scoresheet yet again

All the stats as Arsenal’s strong record at Hull continues and Man City’s Kelechi Iheanacho shows his ruthless streak in front of goal.

Hull City 1 Arsenal 4

  • Arsenal have won more games at the KCOM Stadium in all competitions than any other away side (6).
  • Hull have lost back-to-back home league games for the first time since May 2015.
  • Alexis Sanchez has been involved in eight goals in his five games against Hull in all competitions (6 goals, 2 assists).
  • However, Sanchez’s penalty miss means he’s the only Arsenal player to take more than one Premier League penalty and fail to score with any of them (also missing against QPR in December 2014).
  • The Gunners have earned three successive Premier League victories for the first time since December 2015.
  • Theo Walcott has scored three goals in his last two games against Hull at the KCOM Stadium in all competitions.
  • Granit Xhaka scored his first goal in league competition since October 31st 2015, for Borussia Mönchengladbach against Hertha Berlin in the Bundesliga.
  • Arsene Wenger’s side haven’t lost any of their last 26 Premier League games against newly promoted sides (W22 D4).

Leicester 3 Burnley 0

  • Islam Slimani has scored nine headed goals in league competition in 2016 – seven for Sporting Lisbon in the Portuguese Liga and two for Leicester City in the Premier League.
  • Slimani’s league goal tally in 2016 now stands at 22 goals in 23 league appearances.
  • Leicester City are now unbeaten in 10 successive league games against Burnley (W7 D3 L0).
  • Burnley have failed to score in six of their last eight Premier League games away from home.
  • The Clarets attempted two shots on target in this match. They have attempted just four in their last three Premier League games overall, while they’ve allowed their opponents 19 shots on target in these three matches.
  • This was Leicester’s 2nd highest possession figure in a Premier League match under Claudio Ranieri (59%) and only the 8th time in 43 games under the Italian that they have held more possession than their opponents.

Manchester City 4 Bournemouth 0

  • Manchester City have won their first eight games of the season (in all competitions), the first top-flight team to achieve this since Chelsea in 2005/06 (nine games in total).
  • Bournemouth have kept just one clean sheet in their last 14 Premier League games.
  • The Citizens have won each of their three Premier League meetings with the Cherries all by a four goal margin ((5-1 at home in October 2015, 4-0 away in April 2016 and 4-0 today).
  • Kevin De Bruyne has had a hand in 34 goals in his 48 appearances for Manchester City in all competitions (18 goals, 16 assists).
  • Jack Wilshere has failed to complete 90 minutes in any of his last 18 Premier League games, last playing a full game in the top-flight on 13th September 2014 (v Manchester City).
  • Kelechi Iheanacho has scored 10 Premier League goals from just 14 shots on target in the competition.
  • Iheanacho is the 16th teenager to score 10 Premier League goals (also the 16th youngest).
  • Raheem Sterling has had a hand in eight goals in his seven appearances for Manchester City this season in all competitions (scoring three, assisting five).
  • Ilkay Gündogan is the first player to score on his Manchester City Premier League debut since Javi Garcia in September 2012 (v Stoke City).
  • Nolito picked up his first red card in his 124th appearance in the big five European leagues.

West Brom 4 West Ham 2

  • Nacer Chadli’s penalty was the eighth that WBA have been awarded in the Premier League since December 2014, but only the third that they have converted.
  • This was the first penalty that Chadli has taken in the Premier League, despite it being his 90th appearance in the competition.
  • Salomón Rondón has now scored in four of his last seven Premier League appearances for West Bromwich Albion (four goals).
  • Nacer Chadli scored two and assisted two more in this match – the first time a West Brom player has had a hand in four goals in a single PL game.
  • West Bromwich Albion scored 4+ goals in a Premier League match for the first time under Tony Pulis.
  • Michail Antonio has scored more headed goals on his own (5) than any other team in the Premier League this season.
  • West Ham attempted 23 shots in this match. Since the start of May, the Hammers have attempted 19+ shots in five games but lost in four of these.
  • The Hammers have conceded at least two goals in 12 of their last 15 Premier League matches (33 goals conceded overall).

Everton 3 Middlesbrough 1

  • Everton have won four of their first five league games for the first time since 1978/79, when the Toffees eventually finished fourth in the First Division.
  • Middlesbrough failed to direct a single shot on target in the game but still scored; only the 10th time in the Premier League since Opta began recording this statistic (03/04) a team has managed this (last time was Bournemouth v Man Utd – 17th May 2016).
  • Gareth Barry became only the third player to make 600 Premier League appearances (also Ryan Giggs, 632 and Frank Lampard, 609).
  • Barry has scored two goals in his last four Premier League games, as many as in his 95 before that.
  • Barry’s goal was his fifth in the Premier League against Middlesbrough, more than against any other side.
  • Seamus Coleman netted his first league goal at Goodison Park in his last 32 appearances at the ground (since scoring at home v Aston Villa v October 2014).
  • Romelu Lukaku has now scored against 21 different teams in the Premier League.
  • Lukaku has netted four goals in his last two games for Everton in all competitions after failing to find the back of the net in any of his 13 games before that.

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