The Premier League rattled the senses with another perfectly timed volley of unpredictability between Saturday and Monday, as England’s top flight further cemented its reputation as the world’s most exciting domestic competition.
In total, a net-bulging 44 goals were plundered across the ten Premier League fixtures contested across three white-knuckle days of action, while three players….and a manager….were also given their marching orders during a hugely dramatic round of games
Let’s take a look back at the latest round of fixtures in our special retrospective feature: The Premier League Weekend in Numbers
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Premier League weekend in numbers
0 – The total number of shots on goal hit by Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial from inside the penalty area against a robust Crystal Palace outfit at Old Trafford on Saturday. The United attackers were kept at arm’s length by the impressive Eagles rearguard throughout.
4 – The total number of shots on goal racked up by Son Heung-Min against Southampton on Sunday. The ruthless South Korea international scored past the Saints with every single effort.
5 – The number of fouls committed by Tomas Soucek in West Ham’s 2-1 reverse at Arsenal on Saturday. Somehow the Czech midfielder avoided a booking at the Emirates Stadium. No other Premier League player gave away more free kicks over the weekend.
7 – The number of goals Leeds United have scored after two Premier League fixtures this season, despite registering just 10 shots on target overall. Clinical.
12 – The number of dribbles attempted by Chelsea striker Timo Werner in the Blues loss to Liverpool. No other Premier League player attempted as many as the eager to impress German international, though Werner managed to work his way past his man just six times.
20 – The number of times an isolated Callum Wilson touched the ball for Newcastle during the Magpies’ dismal 3-0 loss at home to Brighton on Sunday. The ex-Cherries star passed the ball just 10 times during a game spent on the periphery of the action.
44 – The all-time Premier League record for the most goals in a single game week was been broken after the weekend’s fixtures produced an eye-watering 44 goals. Three of the weekend’s matches produced seven goals each, with Aston Villa’s meeting with Sheffield United the only contest to see the net ripple one or fewer times.
54 – The brain rattling number of aerial duels contested in the skirmish between Aston Villa and Sheffield United on Monday evening. There were also 107 long balls whacked around at Villa Park. Not one for the purists.
11 – The incredible number of times Raheem Sterling gave away possession for Man City on Monday evening at Molineux. The England international also recorded zero successful dribbles against Wanderers.
134 – The massive volume of passes played by Everton’s Michael Keane in the Toffees’ resounding 5-2 win against West Ham at Goodison Park. The centre-half distributed possession more than any other player in the Premier League over the weekend.
225 – The number of passes played by Crystal Palace at Old Trafford on Saturday evening. No Premier League team played fewer across the weekend’s 10 fixtures, though the Eagles still earned a well-deserved three points after a 3-1 win against Man United.