Premier League Week 24 in review

Welcome to our weekly review of some of the leading stats and facts from the latest round of Premier League games.

By leading 4-0 at the interval at Crystal Palace, Sunderland scored as many away goals in the first-half of this game as they had in their preceding nine Premier League away games.

In their 6-3 win against AFC Bournemouth, Everton’s Romelu Lukaku scored four goals in a Premier League game for the first time. He became the second player to score four goals in a Premier League game for the Toffees following Louis Saha in a 5-3 win against Blackpool on 5 February 2011.

Amid Hull City’s win against Liverpool, new signings Kamil Grosicki and Alfred N’Diaye became the 1,000th and 1,001st players to appear for the Tigers in league games. City captain Michael Dawson would have made his 500th club career appearance had he not suffered an injury in the pre-match warm-up.

Arsenal have now lost on their last five visits to Chelsea (all in the Premier League) since their 5-3 win on 29 October 2011.

West Ham United’s win at St Mary’s was Southampton’s 100th home defeat in the Premier League. New Saint Manolo Gabbiadini became the 100th player to score a goal in the Premier League for Southampton (excluding own goals).

In Burnley’s 100th game in the Premier League, Claret Jeff Hendrick’s dismissal after six minutes at Watford was the quickest in the Premier League since 21 March 2015 when West Bromwich Albion’s Gareth McAuley was shown a red card against Manchester City after two minutes.

West Bromwich Albion have now scored 22 goals in the Premier League at The Hawthorns this season. That’s two more than in the entire 2015-16 campaign.

Tottenham Hotspur win against Middlesbrough means they have seven consecutive games in the Premier League for the first time at White Hart Lane since their club record run of eight home wins between March and August in 2009. It is their best current run of home league wins within the same season since December 2006 (also seven in a row).

Following former Manchester City players Geovanni and Robinho, Gabriel Jesus has become the third Brazilian to score on both of his first two starts in Premier League games. He has also become the first player to score two goals on his first home Premier League start for City since Stevan Jovetic in a 3-1 win against Liverpool on 25 August 2014.

In Manchester United’s win at reigning champions Leicester City, at 35 years and 125 days, Zlatan Ibrahimović became the oldest player to score 15 Premier League goals in a single season. He has now also scored 20 goals in all competitions for a tenth consecutive season.

Premier League Week 24 in review

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