FOOTBALL - On Tuesday, Manchester United won 4-0 at Wigan Athletic to break the record for biggest EPL away win on New Year’s Day. The previous record was 0-3. Arsenal won by this scoreline at Wimbledon in 1994 and at Birmingham City in 2011. Blackburn Rovers won 3-0 at Wigan on 1 January 2007.
> Manchester United are now on 52 points from 21 matches, their highest points total at this stage since collecting 53 points in 2006/2007.
> Manchester United are now on 54 goals after 21 matches, their most at this stage in the top flight since scoring 57 in 1907/1908.
> Rio Ferdinand and Ryan Giggs broke the record for most EPL matches on January 1st, making their 8th appearance on New Year’s Day. Robbie Fowler, Andy Cole, David James and Phil Neville are all on 7 EPL matches on January 1st.
> Robin van Persie is now on 16 goals after 21 matchrounds, the most by a Man United player in the EPL era. The previous record was 15 goals by Ruud van Nistelrooy in the first 21 matchrounds in 2005/2006.