Monday morning Nuggets – Matchweek 19

  1. Yesterday’s win over Leicester was Man City’s 35th in 2021 and with 47 points at halfway stage could still break the 100 barrier as they did in 2017/18. 
  2. City last conceded three goals at the Etihad in September 2020 to none other than Leicester who on that occasion beat them 5-2. 
  3. Wilfried Zaha’s sending off against Tottenham leaves just one club without a red card this season and that is Burnley, who hold the PL record having gone 108 matches since Robbie Brady was dismissed in January 2019. Here’s a closer look at the Clarets’ remarkable run – https://bit.ly/3mHDInh
  4. After 18 matches Norwich have scored nine goals and at that rate of one every two matches they will amass just 19 goals all season, which will beat the record of twenty jointly held by Derby [2007/08] and Sheffield United [2020/21].
  5. Brentford’s defeat at the AmEx ended Brighton’s longest winless PL run of eleven matches. The Bees were also the first team to lose to both Norwich and Burnley this season.
  6. Reece James’ own goal against Villa was fourteenth this season but the first since MW14 – the longest gap between own goals this season.
  7. West Ham have won only two of their last eight PL matches – both 3-2 wins against Chelsea, who have lost only one other match this season and Liverpool – the Reds’ only league defeat.  

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