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Which Premier League records were broken in 2019/20?

30 Jul 2020
PL Record Breakers Lead

See how the competition's history books have been rewritten during a remarkable campaign

It has truly been an extraordinary Premier League season, with the final matches being played 352 days after the first, and the last two months of the campaign being played behind closed doors.

But the 28th edition of the competition has been historic for other reasons, too.

Liverpool won their first-ever title and a host of Premier League records have been matched or broken by clubs and players.

We take a look at how the competition's history books have been rewritten in 2019/20.

The champions
Earliest title win

Liverpool cemented first place with seven matches to spare, more than any previous title-winner.

Most consecutive home wins

Liverpool set a record of 22 straight victories when they beat AFC Bournemouth at Anfield in March. They went on to extend the run to 24 matches.

Most matches won

Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool won 32 of their fixtures, equalling the record after Manchester City achieved the same total in both 2017/18 and 2018/19. 

Most consecutive victories

From October 2019 to February 2020, Liverpool won 18 straight matches, matching Man City’s run which ended in December 2017.

Most points collected at home

Liverpool amassed 55 from a possible 57 at Anfield, the joint-most alongside Chelsea (2005/06), Manchester United (2010/11) and Man City (2011/12). 

Liverpool trophy
Breaking new ground
Biggest away win

Leicester City’s 9-0 triumph at Southampton was the biggest away win and the joint-biggest victory overall, after Man Utd beat Ipswich Town 9-0 at home in March 1995. 

Quickest team to score five in a match

Man City were 5-0 up against Watford after just 18 minutes in September, the earliest a team have managed five goals.

Five players scoring 10 goals

Man City also became the first team to achieve this feat in a season, with Raheem Sterling, Sergio Aguero, Kevin De Bruyne, Gabriel Jesus and Riyad Mahrez all hitting double figures.

Four consecutive three-goal wins

With July’s 3-0 win at Aston Villa, Man Utd became the first team to win four consecutive matches by a margin of three or more goals.

Biggest win v leaders for bottom-three team

Watford’s 3-0 win against Liverpool was the biggest victory for a side in the relegation zone against the team top of the table.

Wins on every day of the week

Aston Villa became the first side to win on all seven days of the week in a single campaign.

Most penalties awarded

Man Utd were given 14 spot-kicks, the most a team have ever won in a season.

Fewest goals conceded by a promoted club

Sheffield United let in just 39 on their return to the competition. The Blades also became the first-ever promoted team to avoid defeat in their first nine away matches of a season. 

Sheff Utd
Most times relegated

Norwich City were relegated for a record fifth time, scoring the fewest-ever away goals in a season, with seven. They also lost all 27 matches in which they fell behind, becoming the only team not to record a single point from a losing position.

Most times promoted 

West Bromwich Albion were promoted from the Championship for a record fifth time. 

Individual records
Most assists in a season

De Bruyne equalled Thierry Henry’s record of 20 goals set up from 2002/03. De Bruyne also became the first player to set up at least 15 goals in three different campaigns, and the fastest to reach 50 assists, doing so in 123 matches. 

Most goal involvements in first 10 matches 

Bruno Fernandes registered his 13th goal involvement in his 10th match, the joint-highest total for goals and assists in a player’s first 10 appearances.  

Ever-present outfield title-winner

Virgil van Dijk equalled a record by playing every minute for the champions, emulating Gary Pallister (1992/93), John Terry (2014/15), Wes Morgan (2015/16) and Cesar Azpilicueta (2016/17). 

Oldest to start 100 in a row 

Watford goalkeeper Ben Foster became the oldest player to start 100 consecutive matches, completing his century against Southampton at 37 years and 86 days.

Oldest Golden Boot winner

Jamie Vardy finished as the top scorer at the age of 33, with 23 goals. The previous oldest Golden Boot winner was 32-year-old Didier Drogba, who scored 29 times in 2009/10.

Jamie Vardy with the 2019/20 Golden Boot award
Highest-scoring foreign player

Sergio Aguero become the top-scoring overseas player when he overtook Thierry Henry's total of 175 with three goals at Aston Villa in January. He finished the campaign with 180 goals.

Most hat-tricks in history

With his 12th hat-trick in the competition, netted against Aston Villa, Sergio Aguero broke Alan Shearer's record of 11.

First player to score in his side’s first six matches

Sergio Aguero achieved the feat when he found the net in an 8-0 victory over Watford. 

Most goals in first two matches

With a goal against Liverpool and a hat-trick against Newcastle United, Teemu Pukki became the first player to score as many as four goals in his first two appearances.

Scoring against every team faced

A goal against Sheff Utd in July meant that Harry Kane scored against all 29 opponents he has faced. He is the only player to face more than one club and score against them all. 

Most fouls on a player

Jack Grealish was fouled 167 times, the most in a season since records began in 1998/99.

Most chances created in a month

Emiliano Buendia created 29 goalscoring chances in December, the most by a player in a single calendar month since such data became available in 2003/04.

Earliest booking

Scott McTominay picked up a yellow card after just 24 seconds in Man Utd’s Boxing Day match against Newcastle, the fastest given since this data started being collected in 2006/07.

Most penalties conceded

David Luiz gave away five, the most by one player in a season.

Most Player of the Month awards

Sergio Aguero won a record seventh EA SPORTS Player of the Month award, surpassing Steven Gerrard and Harry Kane's six awards. 

Most Manager of the Month awards in a season

Jurgen Klopp won the Barclays award five times, beating Pep Guardiola's four from 2017/18.

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