10 Fascinating Facts From The Premier League 2020/2021 season

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Following a swashbuckling Premier League season in which Manchester City became the champions of England for the fifth time in their storied history, Manchester United finished in second place, Liverpool and Chelsea won the top four race and the bottom end of the table featured Fulham, West Brom and Sheffield United as the relegated teams, there were ten amazing facts.
Without further ado, here they are:

 

1. Sergio Aguero broke Wayne Rooney’s record for the most number of goals in the Premier League for a single club. In the exceptional Argentine’s final appearance for Manchester City, Sergio Aguero scored his 183rd and 184th goals against Everton, surpassing Wayne Rooney’s record for most Premier League goals for a single club.

 

2. Manchester United were unbeaten away from home throughout the 2020-2021 season. Ole Gunnar Solksjaer’s outfit became just the fourth side in Premier League history to finish the season unbeaten away from home territory after Preston (1888-89), Arsenal (2001-02) and Arsenal again (2003-04).

 

3. Harry Kane finished the season as both top scorer and top assister in the league. With 23 goals and 14 assists, Harry Kane became only the second player to finish outright with most goals and assists since Andy Cole in 1993-94.

 

4. Arsenal failed to qualify for Europe for the first time in a silver jubilee. Arsenal missed out on qualifying for continental competition for the first time in 25 years after finishing in eighth position following a 2-0 win over Brighton.

 

5. Gareth Bale averaged a goal every 84 minutes in the 2020-2021 season. For players with 10+ goals, only Ole Gunnar Solksjaer in 1998-99 has a better mins/goals ratio in a single season in the competition.

 

6. Brighton and Hove Albion finished the season with the largest points disparity (41) and expected points (61.47) of any team. Graham Potter’s outfit played exhilarating football, finished in 16th place and would have to work on their potency in front of goal.

 

7. Relegated Sheffield United lost a record 29 games in the 2020-21 season. Sheffield United lost 29 Premier League matches in the 2020-21 season, a joint record in the competition. Only three top-flight sides have lost 30 in a season.

 

8. Leicester City have lost the top 4 battle on the last day of the Premier League in two consecutive seasons. The Foxes lost to Manchester United and Tottenham at the King Power Stadium in the 2019-20 and 2020-21 season to finish fifth.

 

9. Chelsea finished in the top four without having any player score more than 10 goals. Chelsea were the first side since Everton in 1910-11 to finish in the top four in the English top-flight despite having no player reach double-figures in the league that season.

 

10. Fulham netted just nine goals in 19 Premier League home games. Fulham have scored just nine goals in 18 home Premier League games this season – no team in top-flight history has ever scored fewer than 10 in a season, with Man City in 2006-07 and Huddersfield Town in 2018-19 (10 each) scoring the fewest.
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