Huddersfield Town- the last Premier League team to concede a goal in 17/18 season

Huddersfield Town became the last Premier League team to concede a goal in the current 2017-2018 season when West Ham’s Pedro Obiang scored against the Terriers in the second half of their game at the London Stadium.

It was an important game for West Ham- the last time, they lost three in a row at the start of the league season, they were relegated. However all those three losses this season have come away from home- the London Stadium was not available for use early in the season (they even had special dispensation to change the venue of their Cup tie), and they managed to turn things around in their first game in front of their fans. Continue reading “Huddersfield Town- the last Premier League team to concede a goal in 17/18 season”

Tottenham’s first London derby league loss at home under Mauricio Pochettino

Tottenham suffered their first ever London derby Premier League loss at home under Mauricio Pochettino when they went down 2-1 at Wembley to Antonio Conte’s Chelsea side earlier this evening (August 20, 2017).

Spurs certainly had their chances to win and they were seemingly on course to do so after Batshuayi’s own goal that brought them level, but some poor decision making from skipper Hugo Lloris allowed Marcos Alonso to snatch his second of the afternoon (his first was a beautiful free kick) Continue reading “Tottenham’s first London derby league loss at home under Mauricio Pochettino”

Last English club to win in 2017 (Middlesbrough- 92/92)

Another unwanted record for under-pressure Sunderland bos David Moyes! His side lost 1-0 to Middlesbrough at the Riverside in midweek, with the latter thus becoming the last English team among the top four domestic leagues (20 Premier League teams and 24 each from the Championship, League One and League Two) to pick up a win this year.

Overdue for Boro, and secured for the club thanks to De Roon’s goal, but it looks like both the North-East clubs will be playing in the Championship next season (they’re 19th and 20th in the Premier League currently) while rivals Newcastle will return to the top flight. Continue reading “Last English club to win in 2017 (Middlesbrough- 92/92)”

The last time Chelsea did not have a single shot on target in a Premier League game

Today’s fixture against Manchester United at Old Trafford (April 16, 2017) saw Chelsea fail to register a single shot on target (yes zero) as Jose Mourinho’s tactics worked wonders for the home side, who prevailed 2-0 to cut the Blues’ lead at the top of the Premier League to four points.

The last time Chelsea didn’t register a shot on target in the modern Premier League era was ALSO against Manchester United (September 2007)

Theo Walcott 100 Goals for Arsenal- 18th player to hit landmark

Theo Walcott has become the 18th player to score 100 career goals for Arsenal. He achieved this feat with his goal in the Gunners’ FA Cup tie against Sutton United and has taken 370 games to reach the landmark (Ian Wright in the fastest with 143, while Thierry Henry and Robin van Persie needed 181 and 238 respectively

Distribution of Walcott’s 100 goals for Arsenal (updated till Sutton United game)

Premiership: 63
Champions League: 11
FA Cup: 11
League Cup: 11
Cl Qualifiers: 3 Continue reading “Theo Walcott 100 Goals for Arsenal- 18th player to hit landmark”

First Premier League team to reach 2000 points | Manchester United 2016/17

Manchester United have become the first team in the history of the modern Premiership era to reach 2000 points. The Red Devils achieved this feat when they beat Watford 2-0 on Saturday, February 11, 2017.

Here is a year by year break-up of United’s points in the Premier League since it started in 1992/93 (till the Watford game)

They hit the 1000 point mark in 2004/05.

MUFC every Premier League season by points & cumulative total

1992/93 | 84
1993/94 | 92 | Cumulative total 176
1994/95 | 88 | Cumulative total 264
1995/96 | 82 | Cumulative total 346
1996/97 | 75 | Cumulative total 421
1997/98 | 77 | Cumulative total 498
1998/99 | 79 | Cumulative total 577
1999/00 | 91 | Cumulative total 668
2000/01 | 80 | Cumulative total 748
2001/02 | 77 | Cumulative total 825
2002/03 | 83 | Cumulative total 908
2003/04 | 75 | Cumulative total 983
2004/05 | 77 | Cumulative total 1060 Continue reading “First Premier League team to reach 2000 points | Manchester United 2016/17”