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MW3 stats: Bamford's historic hat-trick for Leeds

29 Sep 2020
Patrick Bamford

Whites striker achieves a first for his club after scoring in each of the opening three Premier League matches

Leeds United striker Patrick Bamford had plenty of reasons to celebrate after his 88th-minute header at Sheffield United.

Not only did he secure back-to-back victories for his side, at the expense of Yorkshire rivals, but he also secured a piece of club history and joined an exclusive group of players who have hit the ground running in the Premier League following promotion.

For more on this and all the must-know facts from the third round of fixtures, read below. To see the reports and key data for the matches, click on the results. 

Brighton & Hove Albion 2-3 Manchester United

Bruno Fernandes' goal at 99min 45sec was the latest scored in the Premier League since Juan Mata for Chelsea against Norwich City in August 2011 at 100min 3sec.

Crystal Palace 1-2 Everton

Dominic Calvert-Lewin has become the first player to score in each of Everton's first three Premier League matches of a campaign since Steven Naismith in 2014/15.

West Bromwich Albion 3-3 Chelsea

Chelsea have become the first Premier League team to avoid defeat after trailing by three goals at half-time since West Ham United also fought back to draw 3-3 against West Bromwich Albion in February 2011.

Burnley 0-1 Southampton

Since the start of last season, Danny Ings has scored 25 of Southampton's 54 Premier League goals (46 per cent). No player has netted more in this period.

Sheffield United 0-1 Leeds United

Patrick Bamford has become the first Leeds United player to score in their first three top-flight appearances, and only the third player to do so in the first three Matchweeks of a Premier League season for a promoted team, after Michael Ricketts in 2001/02 for Bolton Wanderers and Norwich's Teemu Pukki last term.

Tottenham Hotspur 1-1 Newcastle United

Callum Wilson's equaliser for Newcastle United at 96min 20sec was the latest scored by a team with their first shot on target in a Premier League match since Opta began collecting exact PL goal times in 2006.

Manchester City 2-5 Leicester City

Jamie Vardy is the only player to score two hat-tricks against sides managed by Pep Guardiola in all competitions. He is also the only player to score two PL trebles against Manchester City overall.

Fulham v Aston Villa

Aston Villa have kept their first clean sheet in 27 Premier League away matches, a feat they previously achieved at West Brom in January 2016. It is only the third time they have opened a PL campaign with back-to-back victories, having also done so in 1995/96 and 1999/00.

Liverpool 3-1 Arsenal

Diogo Jota has become the 13th player to score on his Premier League debut for Liverpool, and the first to do so in a match against Arsenal since Sadio Mane in August 2016.

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