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MW38 stats: Can Hughton spoil City party again?

8 May 2019
Chris Hughton and Pep Guardiola

Brighton manager knows what it takes to hand champions defeat in their final fixture of the season

Standing between Manchester City and a fourth Premier League title is a man who knows how to spoil their party on the final day.

Chris Hughton, the Brighton & Hove Albion boss, was the last manager to hand City defeat in their final fixture of a Premier League campaign.

For more on this and all the must-know stats for Matchweek 38, read on. For head-to-head records, click on the fixtures.

Sunday 12 May, 15:00 BST kick-offs
Brighton v Man City
Brighton v Man City

Manchester City are unbeaten on the final day of the PL season since 2012/13, when Hughton's Norwich City side beat the defending champions 3-2 at the Etihad.

Burnley v Arsenal
Burnley v Arsenal

Peter Crouch could become only the fourth player to score on the final day of seven PL campaigns, after Les Ferdinand, Teddy Sheringham and Andrew Cole, the latter doing so eight times.

Crystal Palace v AFC Bournemouth
Crystal Palace v AFC Bournemouth

Crystal Palace have never lost when playing the final match of a top-flight season at home, winning five and drawing the other two of their seven such fixtures.

Fulham v Newcastle
Fulham v Newcastle

Fulham have won eight of their last nine home league meetings with Newcastle, including the last six in a row.

Leicester v Chelsea
Leicester v Chelsea

Jamie Vardy has scored Leicester’s last three goals against Chelsea in all competitions, including the winner in December’s reverse fixture.

Liverpool v Wolves
Liverpool v Wolves

Liverpool have won six of their nine PL meetings with Wolves, including the last four, and kept six clean sheets in total during that spell.

Man Utd v Cardiff
Man Utd v Cardiff

Manchester United have won 18 of their 26 final-day PL matches, more than any other side, and are unbeaten in all such fixtures since 2006/07.

Southampton v Huddersfield Town
Southampton v Huddersfield

Shane Long can become the first Southampton player to score in a fourth successive PL home match since James Beattie in April 2003.

Spurs v Everton
Spurs v Everton

Tottenham Hotspur have won their final PL match in seven of the last eight campaigns, while their last three such fixtures have produced 23 goals.

Watford v West Ham
Watford v West Ham

A goal for Marko Arnautovic would make him the first West Ham player to reach double figures in consecutive PL campaigns since Carlton Cole in 2009/10.

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