Premier League week 22 in review

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

Wayne Rooney scored his 250th goal for Manchester United to break the club’s all-time leading scorer record that had been held by Sir Bobby Charlton.

Or did he?

It would appear that, in his final appearance for United on 2 May 1973, the two goals that Bobby Charlton scored against Verona in the Anglo-Italian Cup have been disregarded even though, as the competition was organised by the FA, Italian Football Association and UEFA, it should be considered as a first-class game.

The first of Roberto Firmino’s two goals meant that Liverpool became the first team to score 50 goals in this Premier League season while Swansea City became the first team to concede 50 goals.

Benik Afobe has now scored two goals in his last three Premier League appearances for AFC Bournemouth; as many as in his preceding 25 games.

Crystal Palace now have 15 fewer points than at the same stage last season when they were in eighth position on 31 points.

West Ham United have scored three or more goals in three of their last five Premier League games.

Sunderland suffered their all-time 900th away defeat in the top division.

Tottenham Hotspur failed in their attempt to win seven consecutive league games for the first time since May 1967.

With five wins and 11 defeats, Leicester City have equaled the worst record by reigning champions after 22 games in a top division season (also Ipswich Town in 1962-63).

Following the dramatic conclusion of Arsenal’s win against Burnley, the Emirates Stadium was also the last venue to witness two penalties in added time at the end of a Premier League game when the Gunners drew 1-1 with Liverpool on 17 April 2011.

With their win against Hull City, Chelsea cemented their position as favorites in Premier League Betting and became the third club to reach 1,000 points from their home games in the Premier League (Manchester United are now on 1,116 and Arsenal on 1,019).

Premier League week 22 in review

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