Premier League Week 36 in review

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

Hull City’s surprise home defeat to already relegated Sunderland saw the Tigers drop back in to the bottom three. After a run 34 wins in 41 games, this was City manager Marco Silva’s first defeat in a home league game since 30 March 2014 when in charge of Portuguese side Estoril.

Swansea City took full advantage of the unexpected slip-up with their win against Everton. It was the Toffees’ first league loss in Wales since 1 December 1956 at Cardiff City in League Division One and the first time they lost an away game in the Premier League against a team that started the day in the relegation zone since 17 November 2012 at Reading.

Leicester City’s relegation woes are a distant memory having completed a run of five consecutive home wins in the top division for the first time since April 1984. Craig Shakespeare has become the fourth manager to win his first five home games in charge in the Premier League after Manuel Pellegrini, Sven Goran Eriksson and Carlo Ancelotti.

While Chelsea are now one win away from clinching the title, Middlesbrough are heading back to the Championship. It is the fourth time Boro have been relegated from the Premier League so equalling the competition record along with Crystal Palace, Norwich City and Sunderland.

In suffering their 900th all-time away league defeat, Tottenham Hotspur’s longest run of consecutive league wins since 1960 came to an end at the London Stadium where West Ham United became the tenth club to reach the 1,000 points mark in the Premier League.

Manchester City rediscovered their goalscoring touch with their biggest win in the Premier League since a 6-1 victory against Newcastle United on 3 October 2015. Crystal Palace sank back into relegation troubles as they equalled their biggest losing margin in a Premier League game having also lost 5-0 at Liverpool on 28 November 1992 and 6-1 against Liverpool at Selhurst Park on 20 August 1994.

It was a tale of a missed opportunity for Liverpool as James Milner failed to convert a penalty in a Premier League game for the first time since playing for Aston Villa against Bolton Wanderers on 7 November 2009. Southampton’s Fraser Forster became the first visiting keeper to save a penalty at Anfield in the Premier League since Queens Park Rangers’ Rob Green saved Steven Gerrard’s spot kick on 2 May 2015.

Manchester United’s new club record of 25 consecutive games unbeaten in the top division in the same season came to an end with, at the 13th attempt, Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger recording his first win in the Premier League against a team managed by José Mourinho.

The AFC Bournemouth – Stoke City game saw both sides ‘score’ an own goal in a Premier League game for the first time since the game between Queens Park Rangers and Liverpool on 19 October 2014.

With Burnley having all but mathematically survived a season in the top division for the first time since 1974-75, Turf Moor visitors West Bromwich Albion avoided losing five consecutive Premier League games for the first time since January 2011.

And finally, the Premier League champions in 1994-95 will be playing in League One next season. Blackburn Rovers’ relegation was confirmed on the last day of the Championship season so they return to the third tier for the first time since 1979-80

Premier League Week 36 in review

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