EPL Fast facts - Week 2

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Aug 19, 2019, 15:38

What a weekend of football. 

In England, Chelsea clung on for a point against a rampant Leicester City, Liverpool battled their way to a tough away win at Southampton, Arsenal beat Burnley and a VAR-aided Tottenham Hotspur held Manchester City.

Here are some fast facts that you need to know...


Incredibly, Oleksandr Zinchenko has failed to win a Premier League game for the first time in his career following the 2-2 draw against Tottenham. His current record in the league reads - P 23, W 22, D 1. 


After their last-minute heroics in the summer transfer window, Arsenal have continued to spread cheer amongst their fans with two wins in two at the start of the PL campaign. This is the first time they have won the first two games of a season since 2009-10.


It has not been a great start to Frank Lampard's career as boss at his former club. In fact, he's the first Chelsea manager to fail to win any of his first three games in charge of the club since Rafael Benitez in the 2012-13 campaign.


There have been, though, promising signs -- Mason Mount being chief among them. With his goal, Mount became the first English player to score for Chelsea under an English manager since Dennis Wise under Glenn Hoddle against Blackburn in May 1996, 23 years ago.


Harry Wilson scored on debut to lead Bournemouth to a 2-1 win over Aston Villa. Since the start of last season, Wilson has scored 10 goals from outside the penalty area in all club competitions, the most of any player in the top four tiers of English football in that time.


That match also saw the continuation of the worst individual losing streak in PL history. Jack Grealish has now lost 20 consecutive games in the top division.


Teemu Pukki is the first player to score a PL hat-trick for Norwich City since Efan Ekoku against Everton in September 1993, 26 years ago.


Phil Jagielka made his first PL appearance for Sheffield United since May 13, 2007 -- 4,480 days ago.

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