There is a new leader on top of the English Premier League table, with Leicester City taking first place. After an eventful past weekend in England’s top flight, it’s time to break down what’s happened and share some trivial tidbits. Here are Five Interesting Facts from Premier League Matchday 13.
Vardy, Leicester City Foxtrot To the Top
— Leicester City (@LCFC) November 21, 2015
Jaime Vardy scored in his record-tying tenth consecutive Premier League match, as Leicester City cruised to a 3-0 victory at Newcastle United to take the top spot on the table. What’s even more impressive is that the Foxes at this point last season were in last place, with two wins from their first thirteen matches. West Bromwich Ends Arsenal Streak
— West Bromwich Albion (@WBAFCofficial) November 22, 2015
West Bromwich Albion bagged their first Premier League win against Arsenal in over five years and first home win against said club in over ten years with a 2-1 victory over the traveling title hopefuls. The victorious hosts were aided by a 40th Mikel Arteta own goal to settle the 1-1 deadlock, as the winners only had one shot on goal all game.
City Concedes, Liverpool Rampant
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) November 21, 2015
Manchester City conceded four goals at the Etihad Stadium in a Premier League match for the first time as Jürgen Klopp’s Liverpool side handed them a sound 4-1 defeat on Matchday 13. For Liverpool, this was their first win in seven trips to the Etihad (Lost four times). Lukaku Reaches Prodigious Milestone
— Premier League (@premierleague) November 21, 2015
Twenty-two year old Romelu Lukaku recorded a brace as Everton trounced Aston Villa 4-0. With the tally, Lukaku became the fifth player in Premier League history to score fifty goals before the age of 23.
A Matchday of Mistakes
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) November 21, 2015
Three own goals were recorded on Matchday 13 for Saturday, November 21. It is the most in a single day in Premier League play since October 19, 2014. In addition to the aforementioned Arteta own goal and an Eliaquim Mangala own goal for Manchester City to open their 4-1 loss to Liverpool, Manchester United also benefited from the OG. Watford striker Troy Deeney equalized for his side in the 87th minute on a penalty, but would redirect a Bastian Schweinsteiger cross into the back of his own net in injury to secure a 2-1 Red Devils win.