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MW4 stats: Digne leading from the front

2 Sep 2019
Lucas Digne, Everton

See key facts and figures from the fourth week of action in the 2019/20 Premier League

With four goals and six assists Everton's Lucas Digne is one of only three defenders to have been directly involved in 10 or more goals in the Premier League since the start of last season.

To find out who the other defenders are and the other leading stats from the weekend's other nine fixtures, read on.

Southampton 1-1 Manchester United

Manchester United's Daniel James scored with each of his first three shots on target in the Premier League.

Chelsea 2-2 Sheffield United

The last three times Chelsea have failed to win in the Premier League having led by at least two goals have come against promoted teams (also against Reading and Southampton in January 2013).

Crystal Palace 1-0 Aston Villa

Crystal Palace have kept a clean sheet in both their opening two home Premier League matches of a season for the first time.

Leicester City 3-1 AFC Bournemouth

Jamie Vardy has been directly involved in 14 goals in 14 Premier League matches under Brendan Rodgers, with 12 goals and two assists.

Manchester City 4-0 Brighton & Hove Albion

Sergio Aguero has scored with each of his last seven shots on target in the Premier League.

Newcastle United 1-1 Watford

Will Hughes scored Watford's second-fastest Premier League goal at one minute and 18 seconds. The fastest was by Etienne Capoue after 32 seconds v Leicester City in November 2016.

West Ham United 2-0 Norwich City

Sebastien Haller is only the fourth player to score three goals in his first three Premier League matches for West Ham United, after Trevor Sinclair, Ian Wright and Demba Ba.

Burnley 0-3 Liverpool

Liverpool have won 13 league matches in a row for the first time. They are only the second English top-flight side to do so while scoring more than once each time, after Tottenham Hotspur in 1960.

Everton 3-2 Wolverhampton Wanderers

Since the start of last season, Lucas Digne (four goals, six assists), is one of only three defenders to have been directly involved in 10+ goals in the Premier League, along with Trent Alexander-Arnold (15) and Andy Robertson (11).

Arsenal 2-2 Tottenham Hotspur

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has scored in seven successive PL starts at Emirates Stadium. Only Thierry Henry has gone on a longer scoring sequence at home for Arsenal, with nine in October 2000.

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