Behind The Numbers: Premier League Match Day Two Stats, Record Breakers

Behind The Numbers: Premier League Match Day Two Stats, Record Breakers

By Norman Isaac Mwambazi

Match Day two of the 2020/21 Premier League was completed yesterday with Manchester City winning 3 – 1 away to Wolverhampton Wanderers and Aston Villa winning Sheffield United 1 – nil.

Here are some stats and records that were set over the three-day match day that ran from Saturday, September 19 to Monday, September 21, 2020.

With 44 goals scored in 10 matches, this is the most number of goals scored in the Premier League in single match day.

Since such data became available in 2003/04, Thiago Alcantara’s total of 75 passes for Liverpool as they were beating Chelsea 2 – nil was the most ever by a player featuring for 45 minutes or less. It was also more than any Chelsea player managed throughout the match.

Tottenham went rampant on Southampton where Son Heung-min scored four and Harry Kane scored one.

Kane provided the assists for all Son’s goals. This means that the duo have combined for more Premier League goals (24) than any other duo in the competition since the South Korean’s move to Tottenham Hotspur in August 2015.

Since the start of last season, Kevin De Bruyne has been directly involved in more Premier League goals (35 – 14 goals and 21 assists) than any other player, three ahead of the Mohamed Salah. De Bruyne scored one and assisted one in Manchester City’s win against Wolves.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin is the first Everton player to score a Premier League hat-trick since Wayne Rooney versus West Ham United in November 2017. Everton beat West Bromwich Albion 5 – 2 on Sturdy.

Wilfried Zaha is the first player to score twice in a Premier League match versus Manchester United having previously played for them in the competition. Zaha’s Crystal Palace beat Manchester United 3 – 1 on Saturday.

Since February 3, 2018, Arsenal duo Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang have combined for 11 Premier League goals, second only to Ryan Fraser and Callum Wilson, with 13. Aubameyang provided the assist for Lacazette’s opener during their win against Westham.

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