Alex Mott·20 February 2023
Alex Mott·20 February 2023
Could this prove to be one of the most seismic weekends of the season?
We had movers at the top and shocks at the bottom with the narrative alarm sounding at every turn.
Here are our Premier League awards.
17 - Marcus Rashford has scored 17 goals at Old Trafford across all competitions in 2022-23 - the most by a player in a single season for Manchester United since Wayne Rooney in 2011-12 (19). Dreams.
Marcus Rashford – what more is there to say about the Manchester United man?
He’s the best forward in Europe right now and added two more to his tally this weekend as United beat Leicester 3-0.
It means that Rashford has now scored 17 goals at Old Trafford this term, the most for any United player since Wayne Rooney over a decade ago.
17 - Only David Beckham (18) has scored more direct free-kick goals in the Premier League than James Ward-Prowse (17); each of Ward-Prowse's last eight direct free-kick goals have come away from home. Prowess.
Not since David Beckham have we seen a free-kick taker like this in the Premier League.
James Ward-Prowse was at it again on Saturday as he scored his 17th set piece to hand Southampton a win over Chelsea.
2009 - Arsenal have won a Premier League game they were losing at half-time outside of London for the first time since December 2009 (2-1 at Liverpool). Temperament.
We really do have a title race this season.
Arsenal got back to winning ways on Saturday as they came from behind with two injury time goals to beat Aston Villa 4-2.
Graham Potter's record at Chelsea: ◉ Matches played: 25 ◉ Won: 9 ◉ Drawn: 7 ◉ Lost: 9 ◉ Win rate: 36% He's only managed one win in all competitions in 2023. 😣
Chelsea hit a new low this weekend with a defeat to bottom of the table Southampton.
It means that Graham Potter has now won just one game in 2023.
He really needs to produce that magic wand, and quickly.
Liverpool are now unbeaten in each of their last 13 Premier League games against Newcastle: DDWWWWWDDWWWW It’s only unlucky for some. 😃
Liverpool have now gone 13 games unbeaten against Newcastle.
The Reds impressed on Saturday evening as they beat the Magpies 2-0 thanks to goals from Darwin Nunez and Cody Gakpo.
Number of chances created by all of Manchester City's players: 5 - Jack Grealish 4 - Kevin De Bruyne 2 - Phil Foden 1 - Nathan Ake, Ilkay Gundogan, Rodri, Kyle Walker, Aymeric Laporte They only took one. 🙃
Manchester City were made to rue their lack of cutting edge on Saturday as they drew 1-1 with Nottingham Forest.
As Squawka revealed, they created 16 chances at the City ground but wound up dropping points and allowing Arsenal to leapfrog them in the table.
2 - Séamus Coleman has scored two goals across his last 97 appearances in the Premier League; both of them were scored against Leeds United. Mustard.
Seamus Coleman scored only his second goal in 97 appearances for Everton this weekend.
But what a goal it was.
From a tight angle, the Blues captain rifled in to hand Sean Dyche’s men a crucial win at the bottom of the table.