Sunderland – the end of a decade in the top flight

John Terry stole all of the headlines in Chelsea’s 5-1 win over Sunderland today, as the champion’s captain departed the pitch, and his Chelsea career, in controversial circumstances midway through the first half. Terry is the Premier League’s most successful player to not play for Manchester United, after he won his fifth winners medal this month. However, the match had much more statistical significance, with Chelsea claiming a record 30th Premier League win in the game, and being the last match of Sunderland’s decade long top flight spell – their longest since being elected to the Football League First Division in 1890 and remaining there for 68 years. […]

Harry Kane nets 25th Premier League first half hat-trick

Harry Kane’s first half hat-trick for Tottenham Hotspur against Stoke City this afternoon was the 25th first half treble in the Premier League, and the first by a Tottenham player. This is Kane’s fourth Premier League hat-trick, but the earliest he has completed one, with the England striker sealing the match ball by the 37th minute of today’s game. […]

Manchester United reach two Premier League milestones against Watford

Manchester United became the first side to reach 2000 Premier League points, and also +1000 Premier League goal difference in their 2-0 win over Watford on Saturday. Juan Mata’s 32nd minute opener put United on +1000 goal difference and set them on course to claim the three points required to rack up the two-tonne points tally. […]