FOOTBALL - Manchester City defeated Tottenham Hotspur 6-0 in their Premier League home match. This was the biggest winning margin over Tottenham for Man City in all of their 129 matches.
FOOTBALL: Manchester United beat Arsenal 1-0 in the Premier League on Sunday, their 71st win against the Gunners in the top flight. See below for more facts on United, Moyes, RVP and the Gunners.
FOOTBALL - Luis Suarez scored twice in Liverpool’s 4-0 win against Fulham on 9 November. He equalled Robin van Persie, Christian Benteke and Daniel Sturridge as this calendar year’s current PL top scorer with 18 goals. But how many matches did they need to reach this mark? Click the read more button to find out.
FOOTBALL - Man City recorded their biggest ever Premier League win (previous best was 6-0 home v Portsmouth in Sept 2008) and equalled their biggest ever top flight win (also won 7-0 in Div 1 home v Burnley in Dec 1968 & v Bolton in March 1936). Norwich recorded their worst ever top flight defeat – their previous worst had been a six goal losing margin, which previously occurred three times in top flight history.
FOOTBALL - Stoke City’s Asmir Begovic became only the fifth goalkeeper to score a Premier League goal and the first to do so in the first half of a match. Regardless of position, his goal was the joint-fourth fastest goal in Premier League history.
FOOTBALL - Manchester Utd have failed to win successive PL home matches for the first time since 2007 – when they failed to win in three in a row, April-Aug 2007. Manchester Utd have recorded their joint-worst points tally from their opening four home matches in PL history – they also won five points from their opening four home matches in 2005/06.
FOOTBALL - At the conclusion of Saturday’s Premier League action three London-based clubs occupy the top three spots in the Premier League table. It is the first time this has happened since 23 October 2005, when Chelsea, Charlton Athletic and Tottenham Hotspur were first, second and third. The London clubs benefited from the fact that both Manchester sides lost on the same day for the first time since 13 September 2008.
With 40 Premier League matches played, only 78 goals have been scored, an average of under two per match. Whilst it is reasonable to expect this average to increase, Infostrada’s head of analysis @simongleave has found potential reasons for the low scoring as this is now happening more frequently in general, and more often at the beginning of the season.
FOOTBALL - Yesterday, Southampton - West Ham United ended in a 0-0 draw, the sixth goalless draw in 39 Premier League matches this season. How many goals are scored per match in the top 20 European leagues (as ranked by UEFA) this season?
FOOTBALL - Craig Bellamy is in the starting line-up for Cardiff City against West Ham United in today’s Premier League fixture. Bellamy will play for seven different Premier League clubs after he already played for Coventry City, Newcastle United, Blackburn Rovers, Liverpool, West Ham United and Manchester City in the PL. See below where he ranks with seven clubs.
FOOTBALL - On Sunday, the Community Shield will be played between Manchester United and Wigan Athletic in London. On only seven of 21 Premier League seasons, the winner of the Community Shield won the Premier League title as well. The only clubs which have achieved this feat are Manchester United (5 times) and Chelsea (2). See below the infographic.
FOOTBALL - Frank Lampard scored twicetoday to become the outright highest ever goalscorer in Chelsea’s history with 203 goals, moving one ahead of Bobby Tambling (202). Lampard scored his 164th and 165th PL goals – the outright-fourth most of any player in the PL era. Lampard scored his 12th and 13th PL goals against Aston Villa – more against them than any other team he has faced in his career.
FOOTBALL - Theo Walcott’s goal after 20 seconds on Saturday is the fastest of the 2012/2013 Premier League season. His goal (20 secs) was also Arsenal’s fastest in the Premier League era, beating Robin van Persie’s strike after 29 seconds on 16 October 2011.
FOOTBALL - Ryan Giggs has extended his record for most Premier League championship titles. Since the PL was introduced in 1992/1993, only Ryan Giggs (13) and Paul Scholes (11) have won more than 10 league titles. Click on the picture below to see our full Infographic.