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Man City, Aguero, Arsenal reach incredible feats – Top stats from EPL Matchweek 6

September 23, 2019 By Ali M.
Chelsea also made history over the weekend, but for all the wrong reasons.

Almost every round in the Premier League is an exciting one and Matchweek 6 was no different. The action began on Friday with Bournemouth's trip to Southampton but the excitement kicked off on Saturday Tottenham's loss – albeit controversial – to Leicester.

Soon afterward, Man City would go on to demolish Watford 8-0, scoring their first five goals in the first 18 minutes to crush the confidence of the last-placed Hornets. Sunday saw Man United, Arsenal, Chelsea, and Liverpool all in action, with two of those teams losing.

They were the Red Devils, succumbing to a disappointing 2-0 loss at West Ham, and the Blues, who were beaten 2-1 at home by none other than Klopp's table-toppers. The Gunners, meanwhile, earned a thrilling 3-2 comeback win over Aston Villa despite having one player get sent off. Here are the standout stats from the weekend.

Leicester 2-1 Tottenham – VAR controversy adds to Spurs' away woes

Many fans were unpleased with VAR after the game as a Tottenham goal was overturned as Son appeared to be a millimeter offside. The north London giants went on to concede twice and lose the game, which means they have failed to win three consecutive away Premier League games when they were leading at half-time. This is a first for them since March 2008.

Man City 8-0 Watford – all the impressive feats set in Saturday's huge win

Many records were set in this historic win for Man City. The first has to do with them going 5-0 up only 18 minutes after kick-off. This is the quickest it took any team in the Premier League history to march to a five-goal lead.

It was also a special game for Sergio Aguero as he achieved two amazing feats in this game. Firstly, he scored his 100th goal at the Etihad Stadium in the win, becoming only one of three players to reach a century of goals at a single venue – the others being Wayne Rooney (101 at Old Trafford) and Thierry Henry (114) at Highbury. Secondly, he became the first player in Premier League history to score in each of the opening six games of the season.

The 8-0 win was also the Citizens biggest victory and Watford's largest defeat in the English top-flight.

West Ham 2-0 Man United – Pellegrini hands Solskjaer another huge setback

Man United suffered another setback, this time losing 2-0 at West Ham to bring their two-game winning streak in all competitions to an end. The victory was a memorable one for the Hammers boss Manuel Pellegrini, as he became the first manager to win over four different Man Utd managers (Moyes, Van Gaal, Mourinho, and now Solskjaer).

Chelsea 1-2 Liverpool – The Blues' defense set unwanted Premier League record

While Chelsea were not the favorites to win, the fact that they conceded twice en route to their defeat set an unwanted record. This means they have let in 13 goals in their opening six games for the first time in the Premier League. The last time this happened was in 1978-79 and the London giants finished dead last that season and were relegated.

Arsenal 3-2 Aston Villa – The amazing 10-man comeback

With 10 men and trailing by a goal, Arsenal knew that had to pull off something amazing to come away with a win against Aston Villa, and they did. This was the ninth occasion in the Premier League that a team won despite being a man down and losing, and it's the third time the Gunners pulled this off.

They have Aubameyang to thank for the victory as his late free-kick goal handed them the win. This means he now has 23 goals in 29 home league games, a number bettered by only Salah.


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