Notable stats from the Premier League weekend — Week 5


What numbers jump out following another entertaining in the Premier League? We culled the web, with help from Opta, to find out.

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The first one is… bonkers.

— 9 — Newcastle United‘s nine point total through five matches is the best start to a season by a promoted team in the Premier League era.

— 15-0 — The combined score lines of Manchester City‘s last three contests, wins over Liverpool (5-0), Feyenoord (4-0), and Watford (6-0). The last two have come away from the Etihad Stadium.

— 0 — Crystal Palace‘s goalless start to the season marks the first time in league history that a team has gone this far into a season without a goal.

— 80′ — To Manchester United… take it away, JPW:

— 11 — Everton‘s run of away Premier League matches without a win has reached a PL-high 11.

— 5 — Chelsea has had five players sent off in eight matches this year.

— 632 — West Brom midfielder Gareth Barry joins Ryan Giggs in the record book for most appearances in the Premier League…

— 600 — … and becomes the first PL player to make 600 starts.