EPL Week 36

For the remainder of the season, I will be travelling with a back up laptop so please excuse any shortfall in posts and site updates


Match of the Day

Signs of life from the botton three with wins for WBA and Southampton and a draw for Stoke at Anfield. Unfortunately, all available is the Liverpool game with Italian commentary


Somewhat overshadowed by de Bruyne, Sterling (18 goals, 22 Assists) joins Salah as the only other player on the 40 points mark this season


Most wins - win it all

Manchester City have already reached the 30 win mark matching Chelsea’s record, set last year, with three games still to play. Manchester United are next with 24

City have already won the title but has there ever been a Premier league campaign where the most wins has not brought home the trophy? Well the answer is a qualified yes

Here are the podium finishers for every year

There has been the odd year when two teams have tied for the top spot. Perhaps most notably in 2011/12 when Manchester City scored twice in injury time in the last game of the season to pip Manchester United on goal difference


Scoring For and Against

In a no suprise game (Arsenal losing the game in stoppage time), Henrikh Mkhitaryan became the first player to both score for and against Manchester United in the same season

But how often does a player come back to bite the team that sold him

Only two players appear twice on the list.

John Hartson performed the feat first with West Ham and Wimbledon the clubs involved

However, this is trumped by Robbie Keane who started the 2002/03 season for Leeds whom he scored against after a transfer to Spurs. Then in 2008/09, he was sold to Liverpool and after a disappointing spell went back to Spurs for 8 million pounds less and… well you can guess the rest

Best Win

Crystal Palace’s 5-0 romp over Leicester both virtually freed them from relegation concerns and was their best ever Premier League win

Here is the best result, in terms of scoreline, for every team that has appeared Determing factors are by order, goal difference, goals scored and earliest occurence

Barnsley, Cardiff and Swindon never managed more than a two goal win in their single seasons in the league


Tweet of the Week

Totally Football and Guardian Weekly Review Podcasts



Results and Table


Final Factoid

Shutout 19 times, three more than any other team, Huddersfield finish with Man City, Chelsea and Arsenal and could yet equal’s Derby’s 2007/08 EPL record of 22


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