Six matchdays have passed so far in this season of the Premier League. This past weekend bore witness to clubs getting settled, making statements and creating even more history. With that said, here are five interesting facts from Premier League Matchday 6.
Arsène’s Special Frustration Continues
— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) September 20, 2015
Manager Arsène Wenger and his Arsenal side tasted defeat at Stamford Bridge Saturday with a 2-0 defeat to Chelsea. The Gunners were down to nine men as Gabriel Paulista and Santi Cazorla were sent off. In both of José Mourinho’s stints at Chelsea so far, Wenger and Arsenal have failed to defeat them in Premier League play (5 losses, 6 draws). The Gunners have also failed to score in 482 minutes against Chelsea – over five matches.
Son the Latest in Spurs’ United Nations of Scorers
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) September 20, 2015
Heung-Min Son of South Korea became the latest international Tottenham player to score a goal in Spurs’ 1-0 victory over Crystal Palace. Son’s tally makes him the thirty-ninth player of a different nationality to score for the club. They only trail Manchester City (40) on this mark of diversity.
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) September 20, 2015
These are exciting times for young Anthony Martial. The nineteen-year-old Frenchman recorded a brace in Manchester United’s comeback win at Southampton 3-2 on Sunday. For Martial, the three goals in two games puts him in as only the third player in Manchester United history to score in his two Premier League appearances with the club, joining Federico Macheda and Louis Saha.
Liverpool Hangs Eleven on Norwich
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) September 20, 2015
Despite Liverpool’s 1-1 draw at Anfield against Norwich City, this match marks eleven consecutive matches without defeat in Premier League play for the Reds against the Canaries, but the second draw between the two sides within the streak. You would have to go back to April 30, 1994 for the last time Liverpool lost to Norwich.
Irons Strike it Hot
— Premier League (@premierleague) September 19, 2015
West Ham United gave Manchester City their first defeat of the season with a 2-1 win at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester. West Ham finished second on the table at the end of Saturday’s games. This is the Irons’ first-ever Premier League win at the Etihad since it was used as the home for Manchester City in the 2003/04 season. The win also marks the fourth time a Premier League side defeated Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester City on the road in the same season. West Ham are unbeaten on the road, having won their third straight away fixture, with only Manchester City sharing unblemished road records.