Willy Boly had an eventful derby and there was a penalty double for Matheus Pereira as West Brom boss Sam Allardyce preserved his unbeaten record versus the group he used to support as a young boy.
Albion declared a big success in their quote to avoid relegation from the Premier League at Molineux on Saturday, beating bitter competitors Wolves 3-2.
There was no such entertainment at Anfield on Sunday, with an extremely hyped clash between Liverpool and leaders Manchester United ending goalless, while Antonee Robinson’s red card was pricey as Fulham were beaten by Chelsea.
Ilkay Gundogan matched his finest Manchester City objective tally for a season in a 4-0 thrashing of Crystal Palace, while Tottenham captain Harry Kane made his mark in Yorkshire yet again
With the help of Opta information, we take a look at a few of the quirkiest stats from the top-flight action over the weekend.
— Matheus Pereira (@MatheusPereira) January 16, 2021
Boly in thick of the action as Wolves pay the charge
West Brom ended an eight-match winless go to declare 3 valuable points against their huge rivals Wolves.
Protector Boly ended up being the first Wolves gamer to concede a charge, offer an assist and score in a Premier League video game given that Adlene Guedioura in May 2011– which was likewise against West Brom at Molineux.
Baggies midfielder Pereira was on target with 2 spot-kicks, becoming the fifth player to score a brace of charges in a top-flight game this season. The last time there were many penalty doubles was back in the 2010-11 campaign.
Allardyce was a Wolves fan as a youngster, but his allegiances have actually long headed out of the window, as the Albion head coach has not lost in 12 Premier League games versus Wanderers — his longest unbeaten streak versus any side.
DERBY KINGS pic.twitter.com/lYRWkaacE1
— West Bromwich Albion (@WBA) January 16, 2021
Weapon shooting on all cylinders
Kevin De Bruyne sparkled as soon as again as in-form City hammered Palace to go 2nd in the table.
The midfield master laid on one of two goals for John Stones, taking his tally of assists for City to a landmark 100.
Gundogan is another midfielder who has actually caught the eye this season and the Germany global was on target with a sublime long-range surface at the Etihad Stadium.
The former Borussia Dortmund playmaker has actually scored four objectives in his past six Premier League games, as numerous as he might summon in his previous 55 matches in the leading flight. His tally of six for the season is the joint-most he has actually scored for City.
4 & 6– İlkay Gündoğa has scored four objectives in his last 6 Premier League matches, as numerous as he ‘d scored in his previous 55 video games in the competition. His six objectives in all competitions this season are his joint-most for the club in a single project. Technique. pic.twitter.com/mC4KzmD1nZ
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) January 17, 2021
Kane comes up giving off White Roses once again
Respected Spurs skipper Kane led by example yet again in a 3-1 win at bottom-of-the-table Sheffield United.
Kane scored his 19 th objective of what is proving to be another outstanding season in Tottenham’s very first league win at Bramall Lane given that 1975, having actually stopped working to protect optimum points in their previous 7 check outs.
England captain Kane has actually scored in each of his past 6 Premier League games in Yorkshire, a run that previous Leeds United striker Mark Viduka was the last to attain in 2003.
Leeds will need to be wary of the talismanic striker when Jose Mourinho’s guys return to the White Rose county for a clash at Elland Roadway on May 8.
Terrific action to midweek. What a surface Tanguy pic.twitter.com/KLT2eJV9V9
— Harry Kane (@HKane) January 17, 2021
Alarming States: Rash Robinson costs Fulham
Fulham full-back Robinson was sent late in the very first half of the London derby at Craven Home for a rash lunge on Cesar Azpilicueta.
Chelsea had to be patient as they promoted a winner, however Mason Mount struck to consign Scott Parker’s relegation-threatened side to a 1-0 defeat.
Robinson was the 8th player from the United States to be given his marching orders in the Premier League.
The former Wigan Athletic left-back’s dismissal likewise made Fulham the very first club to have 2 gamers from the USA see red, Carlos Bocanegra being the other.
8– Antonee Robinson is the 8th American gamer to be red carded in a Premier League video game, with Fulham the first club to see two players from USA dismissed (also Carlos Bocanegra v Aston Villa in February 2004). Hateful. pic.twitter.com/VTggnPTt2t
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) January 16, 2021