September 25, 2021

14 stats from the season you didn’t know

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Last Updated: 02/08/20 11:33am

Did you know about any of the 14 statistics from the Premier League we have picked out below? Did you know about any of the 14 statistics from the Premier League we have picked out below?

Did you know about any of the 14 statistics from the Premier League we have picked out below?

The Sky Sports stats team pick out some of their favourite statistics from the season, including the rise in goals by teenagers and Aymeric Laporte’s importance to Manchester City.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is only the second Arsenal player to score 20 goals in consecutive Premier League seasons after Thierry Henry, who achieved the feat for five years in a row between 2001 and 2006.

Burnley’s 14-point improvement on last season was the biggest in the Premier League this year. Sean Dyche’s side finished in 10th place with 54 points.

Twenty-five goals were scored by teenagers in the Premier League this season, with 12 different scorers. There were only 19 such goals in the previous two campaigns combined.

Matty Longstaff became the first teenaged scorer in Premier League against Manchester United since 2010 when he netted Newcastle’s winner in October.

Matty Longstaff scored Newcastle's winner against Manchester United Matty Longstaff scored Newcastle's winner against Manchester United

Matty Longstaff scored Newcastle’s winner against Manchester United

Bournemouth did not face a single shot on target in their 0-0 draw against Tottenham in July, the first time they have failed to do so in their five seasons in the Premier League. They had faced 10 in their previous game, against Manchester United.

Bournemouth did not face a shot on target against Tottenham last month Bournemouth did not face a shot on target against Tottenham last month

Bournemouth did not face a shot on target against Tottenham last month

When Mason Greenwood scored twice in Manchester United’s 4-0 win over AZ Alkmaar in the Europa League, he became the youngest player to score two or more goals in UEFA competition for the club at 18 years and 72 days old.

Youngest Man Utd players to score two or more goals in a European game

Player Age Date of game Opponent
M Greenwood 18y 72d 12/12/2019 AZ Alkmaar
M Rashford 18y 117d 25/2/2016 FC Midtjylland
W Rooney 18y 340d 28/9/2004 Fenerbahce
G Best 19y 137d 6/10/1965 HJK Helsinki

Tottenham had 80.2 per cent of the possession in their 1-0 Premier League defeat to Newcastle on August 25, the second-highest total by a losing team since Opta started collecting the data.

Wolves ended the season with fewer than 10 league defeats for the first time in the top division since they last won the title, in 1958-59 (with nine defeats in 42 games).

Raul Jimenez celebrates with Wolves team-mate Diogo Jota Raul Jimenez celebrates with Wolves team-mate Diogo Jota

Raul Jimenez celebrates with Wolves team-mate Diogo Jota

Danny Ings is the first player to score 20 or more Premier League goals in a season playing for a bottom-half side since Darren Bent scored 24 for Sunderland in 2009/10. Ings is the Premier League’s top scorer excluding penalties.

Danny Ings scored 21 non-penalty goals for Southampton Danny Ings scored 21 non-penalty goals for Southampton

Danny Ings scored 21 non-penalty goals for Southampton

Premier League 2019/20 top scorers excluding penalties

Player Team Goals (excluding penalties)
D Ings Southampton 21
PE Aubameyang Arsenal 20
R Sterling Man City 20
J Vardy Leicester 19
S Mane Liverpool 18
A Martial Man Utd 17

Aymeric Laporte has featured in 15 Premier League games this season and City have conceded five goals with him on the pitch. They’ve conceded 30 in the 23 games he missed. Laporte has conceded a goal every 220 minutes when he’s played, comfortably the best record of any centre-back in the Premier League this season.

Minutes per goal conceded – Premier League centre-backs in 2019/20

Player Team Mins per goal conceded
A Laporte Man City 220
W Boly Wolves 131
J Gomez Liverpool 124
J Egan Sheff Utd 106
J O’Connell Sheff Utd 104
V Van Dijk Liverpool 103

Arsenal have reached a cup final in each of the last five seasons they have finished lower than fifth in the league, going back to 1988.

Mikel Arteta poses with the FA Cup after Arsenal's win over Chelsea Mikel Arteta poses with the FA Cup after Arsenal's win over Chelsea

Mikel Arteta poses with the FA Cup after Arsenal’s win over Chelsea

Mikel Arteta has become the first person to both captain and manage Arsenal to victory in an FA Cup final.

Twenty-seven of Chelsea’s Premier League goals were scored by players aged 22 or under this season, compared to an average of 2.25 per season across the previous four campaigns.

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