Football fan's thread of 'Premier League stats that may be shocking or unknown'

Manchester United v Portsmouth - FA Community Shield

A football fan, @MacckkUTD, has created a thread listing ‘some Premier League stats that may be shocking or unknown.

The thread includes 24 tweets and you we’ve decided to list the best stats below.

You can view the whole thread by clicking here:

Peter Crouch has more Premier League assists than Paul Scholes

Crouch recorded 58 assists in his Premier League career. Scholes managed 55, three fewer than the English striker.

Paul Robinson has recorded the most goal contributions of any Premier League goalkeeper

Former Tottenham and Leeds goalkeeper is one of five goalkeepers to have scored a goal in the Premier League. He also recorded five assists in England’s top tier during his career.

Blackburn Rovers v Arsenal - Premier League

No English manager has won the Premier League title

Kevin Keegan came closest English manager to winning the Premier League title, but his Newcastle side let a 12-point lead slip in the 1995/96 campaign.

Richard Wright won three medals at Man City without playing a game

Wright spent four years at Man City between 2012-2016. He didn’t play a single minute for the club but has two League Cup medals and a Premier League medal to his name.

Phil Jones has more Premier League clean sheets Virgil van Dijk

Jones has kept 60 clean sheets, while Van Dijk has 57. The Dutchman may have more when the season finally finishes, though…

Leicester City v Manchester United - Premier League

Alan Shearer has scored and missed the most penalties in the Premier League

Shearer took 67 penalties in his Premier League career. He scored 56 and missed 11.

Frank Lampard and Yaya Toure are the only midfielders to score 20+ goals in a single season

Lampard managed 22 Premier League goals in the 2009/10 campaign. Toure scored 20 in 2013/14.

Chelsea's English midfielder Frank Lampa

Wayne Rooney is the only player in the top three lists for goals and assists

Rooney is second in Premier League history with 208 goals. He’s third Premier League history with 103 assists. 

Mario Balotelli’s only Premier League assist was for Sergio Aguero’s goal against QPR

Balotelli helped Man City to their first Premier League title with his assist for Aguero’s last second goal against QPR. He hasn’t recorded another assist in the league since.


Marcus Rashford has more Premier League assists than Xabi Alonso

Alonso recorded 17 Premier League assists for Liverpool. Rashford has managed 18 at Manchester United.

Gareth Bale is the only player to score, assist, score an own goal and get booked in the same game

Bale managed the feat against Liverpool on November 28, 2012.

Tottenham Hotspur v Liverpool - Premier League

James Milner hasn’t lost a Premier league game he has scored in

Milner has scored in 47 games and hasn’t tasted defeat in any of them.

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