Cristiano Ronaldo equals 51-year-old record

Intro

A feisty North London derby (4-2 to Arsenal), a tepid Manchester United performance (2-2 at Southampton), a “rare” Real Madrid win (2-0 vs. Valencia), a ruthless Manchester City performance (3-1 vs. Bournemouth), a milestone for Cristiano Ronaldo (Juve beat Fiorentina 3-0), a madcap finish to the Merseyside derby (1-0 to Liverpool), a first league draw for PSG (2-2 at Bordeaux)… this weekend had it all. Here are the best numbers from this weekend’s football:


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Liverpool have scored more 90 (+) minute winners vs. Everton than any side has vs. another in Premier League history. They are now unbeaten in their last 21 games vs Everton at Anfield in all competitions (last loss was in the Premier League in September 1999). Divock Origi scored the winner yesterday in the 96th minute.

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Raheem Sterling is the first player in Premier League history to score in his first six appearances against a single opponent, netting in all six of his games for Man City against Bournemouth. Just how good are they? Just how good is he?

Also, 6 – No player has registered more assists in the Premier League this season than Aaron Ramsey (6). And he’s played just 610 minutes of PL football this season. Are Arsenal really about to let him go?

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Win or lose, Harry Kane will score. No player has scored more Premier League North London derby goals than the Englishman (8, level with Emmanuel Adebayor).

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9 of Paco Alcácer’s 10 goals this season have come as a substitute. Nobody else in Europe’s top 5 leagues has more than 4 goals as a substitute. Dortmund beat Freiburg to go 7 points clear at the top of the table. Alcácer’s is now tied for the most goals by a substitute in Europe’s top 5 leagues since 2010 (Nils Petersen had 9 for Freiburg in 2016-17).

Neymar and Mbappe are the modern embodiment of this wide forward role, exploiting the spaces to drift infield and score against any kind of opponent.

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