Premier League stats – Week 15 in review

Here’s this week’s selection of some of the stats and facts from the latest round of Premier League games.

In the six Premier League games played on Saturday, six of the home teams scored three or more goals on the same day for the first time since 8 May 1993.

Watford recorded their first win against Everton in any competition since 8 March 1987 in League Division One.

Arsenal went to the top of the table for a day by extending their unbeaten run in the Premier League to 14 games for the first time since April 2011.
Burnley have now scored as many goals (14) at Turf Moor in the Premier League goals so far in this season as they did in the whole of their last season (2014-15) in the division.

Crystal Palace scored three goals in a game at Hull for the first time since 26 December 1961 in a 4-2 win in League Division Three.

With only one clean sheet in their 15 games, Sunderland replaced Swansea City at the bottom of the table.

In ending a run of 16 games without a goal for Leicester City in all competitions since 10 September 2016, Jamie Vardy scored his first hat-trick since playing for Fleetwood Town against Ebbsfleet United in the Conference on 21 February 2012.

West Bromwich Albion remained without a win at Chelsea since 9 November 1983 when Garry Thompson scored the only goal in a League Cup tie.

Manchester United’s Henrikh Mkhitaryan has become the first Armenian to score in the Premier League. Players of 96 different nationalities had now scored in the competition’s history.

Middlesbrough lost at Southampton in the Premier League for the first time since 28 September 1996 when Matt Le Tissier scored twice for the Saints in a 4-0 win at The Dell.

West Ham United and Middlesbrough are now the only two teams who have yet to score more than twice in a Premier League game so far in this season.

And finally, of interest to our readers might be the Dribble Down economics analysis of Wages and Costs in the Premier League which throws up a wealth of interesting tit bits such as the highest wage bill for 2014-15 (Chelsea), highest average wage (Manchester City) and how that translates into cost per point – £2,349, 258 for Liverpool as against £768,030 for Burnley.

Premier League stats – Week 15 in review

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