Nuggets

We all love football nuggets – those fun facts and startling stats that range from the quirky to the quintessential and back again. So on this page I will be assembling a smorgasbord of Premier League ones for your entertainment, enjoyment and dare I say it, education.

11/04/21: Away comforts

United’s victory at Tottenham is fifth away win so far this weekend & 123rd this season. That is more than the total in all but two entire PL seasons, both of which in 1992/93 & 2018/19 saw 128.

09/04/21: Fulham Fall out

Fulham’s loss tonight was their 100th at home in Premier League & their 250th overall.

07/04/21: Canaries on song

With Norwich set fair for promotion the Canaries will become the first club to have six separate spells in the Premier League.

06/04/21: Up, Up and Away

Not only did Match Week 30 see the number of away wins exceed last season’s total of 116 but also it was the first Match Week this season when every away team scored.

04/04/21: Century of spot kicks

Burnley’s early penalty at Southampton is 100th of the season and only 6 short of the record for a Premier League season, which was set in 2009/10 & matched in 2016/17.

03/04/21: The Story of the Blues

With victory tonight Man City go ahead of Everton in all-time Premier League points total with 1,524.

03/04/21: Three times unlucky

Jagielka’s own goal at Elland Road is Sheffield United’s third this season, they join Arsenal, Newcastle, West Brom, West Ham and Wolves as having scored most own goals in Premier League this season.

21/03/21: Magpies sick of Seagulls

Brighton have scored three goals on three occasions this season, two of those have come in 3-0 wins over Newcastle.

14/03/21: The Seagulls make a point away from home

In 70 Premier League away games Brighton have scored 59 goals and collected 59 points.

13/03/21: Clark’s gift to former club

Ciaran Clark’s own goal last night against his old club Villa was Newcastle’s first of the season but the 34th they have conceded in the Premier League.

08/03/21: Away the lads

Tottenham’s victory over Palace last night was the 100th home win in Premier League this season, compared to 108 away wins. The most away wins in a 20-club season is 128 in 2018/19 when there were 181 home wins. At current rate of 40% there will be 150 away wins.

05/03/21: Drawing level on clean sheets.

Palace’s 0-0 draw with Man United on Wednesday was their 113th in the Premier League and it was also their 113th clean sheet.

03/03/21: Double century for Blades

Tonight’s win over Aston Villa was Sheffield United’s 200th Premier League point.

02/03/21: Own Goal Treble

Dendoncker’s OG tonight is the third that Wolves have conceded this season in Premier League, alongside Arsenal & West Brom, they have let in the most in 2020/21.

02/03/21: Goals drying up

The 10 matches in MatchWeek 26 only produced 18 goals, which is the lowest total from a full round this season. There have now been 686 goals at a rate of 2.66 per game, which is only 12th highest in Premier League history.

01/03/21: Blades self-inflicted wounds

Liverpool’s second goal in yesterday’s match at Bramall Lane was the first own goal Sheffield United have conceded in the Premier League for 15 years. The last one was by Phil Jagielka in September 2006. Jagielka was substituted last night just before Bryan’s own goal.

28/02/21: Old Gold’s 400

Lascelles’ goal for Newcastle last night was the 400th conceded by Wolves in the Premier League.

27/02/21: Goals mean Points

West Brom’s 1-0 win over Brighton means they have now scored 289 Premier League goals at home and have collected 289 points in those games.

23/02/21: Marching on Together

Leeds’ victory over Southampton tonight was their 200th in the Premier League, becoming the 13th club to reach that milestone.

23/02/21: Seagulls – 200 and counting

Crystal Palace’s very late winner last night was the 200th goal that Brighton have conceded in the Premier League.

21/02/21: Mersey misery over

Everton’s 2-0 victory yesterday was not only their first win over Liverpool since 2010 and first at Anfield since 1999 but also it’s the first time Everton have won the second meeting of the Merseyside clubs in a Premier League season. Previously they had drawn 15 and lost 13.

17/02/21: Singing the Blues

After their 3-1 loss tonight Everton become the first club to concede 1,400 Premier League goals.

16/02/21: Paying the Penalty

West Ham’s penalty against Sheffield United was the 84th of the season and that is more than the total awarded in 19 of the previous 28 seasons.

15/02/21: Case for the Defence

On only five occasions have reigning Premier League champions finished outside top 3 in following season – Leicester 12th in 16/17, Chelsea 10th in 15/16, Blackburn 7th in 95/96, Man United 7th in 13/14 and Chelsea 5th in 17/18.

07/02/21: Away the Lads

Chelsea’s victory at Bramall Lane was the 90th away win this season, which is as many as the entire 2010/2011 season.

04/02/21: Home discomfort

In their last four matches at Anfield Liverpool have lost two and drawn two, collecting just two points. Only Fulham, Newcastle and West Brom, with one each, have fewer points in their last four home games.

03/02/21: Gunners seeing red

Bernd Leno’s dismissal at Molineux was not only Arsenal’s second in the match but also 98th in the Premier League, they are now tied with Everton for the most red cards. With five sendings-off this season The Gunners look red hot favourites to reach 100 first.

02/02/21: Leaky Baggies

West Brom have conceded at least one goal in their last eleven games, their last clean sheet was when they beat Sheffield United 1-0 at the end of November.

01/02/21: Red hot

Salah’s first goal against West Ham yesterday was Liverpool’s 1,900th in the Premier League. Only Manchester United with 2,092 and Arsenal with 1,927 are ahead of them in all-time scoring charts.

31/01/21: Missing spots

It has now been twenty matches since the last penalty was awarded in Man City’s game against Villa. This is a marked difference as previously penalties were being awarded on average once every 2.5 games.

28/01/21: Ever-600-Ton

Tielemans’ equaliser for Leicester last night was the 600th Premier League goal Everton have conceded at home and they become the first club to reach that landmark, just pipping West Ham who are on 598.

27/01/21: Hawthorns Horror

After their 5-0 loss to Manchester City, West Brom have become the first Premier League club to concede at least three goals in five consecutive home games. They have conceded 22 goals and scored one in those five games.

17/01/21: The 800 Away club

Mason Mount’s late winner at Craven Cottage last night was Chelsea’s 800th away goal in the Premier League and they become the third club to do so.

15/01/21: Famine after Feast

In the truncated MW18 only 8 goals were scored in 6 games and goals per game average in 2020/21 falls to 2.76 that is 9th of the all-time list. For the first time this season no side scored more than 2 goals.

13/01/21: Milestones

After Manchester United’s 1-0 win at Turf Moor their overall PL goal difference stands at +1,110, Arsenal have the next best with +841. While Everton’s 2-1 victory at Molineux was their 400th in the Premier League, they are seventh club to reach this milestone.

08/01/21: Mind the Gap

The gap between league leaders Liverpool and Leeds in 12th position currently stands at 10 points. At this stage last season 10 points was the gap between Liverpool and second-placed Manchester City, while 12th-placed Burnley were a whole 28 points behind.

03/01/21: 1,500 up for City

De Bruyne’s goal against Chelsea was Manchester City’s 1,500th in the Premier League and they become the sixth club to reach that milestone.

02/01/21: Evens

After the 3-3 draw at the AmEx, Brighton have played 131 matches in Premier League and collected 131 points while Wolves have played 123 PL matches away from home and scored 123 goals.

30/12/20: Goals drying up

After PL MW16 goals per game stand at 2.80 and this season’s ratio has dropped below previous record of 2.82 in 2018/19 for the first time.

29/12/20: Albions United

After Tuesday’s losses both Brighton & Hove Albion [130 points in 130 games] and West Bromwich Albion [472 points in 472 games] have collected exactly one point for each Premier League match they have ever played.

28/12/20: A Spot of Bother Part II

Leicester’s penalty at Selhurst Park was the 62nd awarded this season, which is more than were awarded in all 462 games of the first PL Season.

27/12/20: Level Blades

Yesterday’s 1-0 loss at home to Everton means Sheffield United have now played 175 games in their PL history and have scored 175 goals.

24/12/20: Homesickness

This season’s PL home win % is 37 with only four clubs winning more than half their home matches. In last 13 seasons, home win percentage has never been lower than 40 and average was 46%.

23/12/20: A Spot of Bother

So far there have been 59 penalties awarded in the Premier League. If this rate continues there will be over 160 penalties this season, smashing the current record by over 50.

22/12/20: Goals Galore

399 Premier League goals have been scored after 137 games this season at a rate of 2.91 goals per game, which is marginally ahead of the previous record of 2.82 goals per game set in 2018/19.

21/12/20: A Level Playing Field at Turf Moor

Chris Wood’s goal in their 2-1 win over Wolves was Burnley’s 241st in the Premier League in their 241st Premier League match.

20/12/20: Red Mist

John Lundstram’s dismissal against Brighton was the 200th for a Premier League club beginning with S.

19/12/20: Palace Massacre

Liverpool’s 7-0 win at Selhurst Park was Palace’s worst ever league home defeat. The Eagles’ worst ever league away defeat was also at the hands of Liverpool 9-0 in September 1989

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