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MW5 stats: West Ham make history with late comeback

20 Oct 2020
Manuel Lanzini, West Ham

Find out why their revival at Spurs was unique along with other eye-catching numbers from each match

There have been some memorable fightbacks in the Premier League, but West Ham United's recovery at Tottenham Hotspur ranks among the very best. 

After trailing 3-0 in the 81st minute, their achievement was unique in Premier League history as they stunned their London rivals and claimed a 3-3 draw.

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

Everton 2-2 Liverpool

Dominic Calvert-Lewin became the first player to score in Everton’s first five league matches in a season since 1938/39, and the fourth Premier League player to achieve the feat.

Chelsea 3-3 Southampton

There were just 121 seconds between Che Adams' equaliser for Southampton and Kai Havertz putting Chelsea 3-2 up.

Manchester City 1-0 Arsenal

Ederson has kept 53 clean sheets in the Premier League since his debut in August 2017, which is 15 more than any other goalkeeper in this time.

Newcastle United 1-4 Manchester United

Manchester United completed their 10th comeback win against Newcastle United in the Premier League, the most by any side versus a single opponent in the competition.

Sheffield United v Fulham

Fulham striker Aleksandar Mitrovic became the first player to both miss a penalty and give one away in the same Premier League match since Mikel Arteta for Arsenal in November 2012, which was against Fulham.

Crystal Palace v Brighton & Hove Albion

Thanks to Wilfried Zaha's goal, players from Ivory Coast have now scored 25 of their 28 Premier League penalties to date. That 89 per cent spot-kick conversion rate is the highest of any nationality in the competition, among those with at least five penalties taken.

Sours 3-3 West Ham

West Ham became the first team in Premier League history to avoid defeat having trailed by at least three goals as late as the 81st minute.

Leicester City 0-1 Aston Villa

Aston Villa have won their opening four matches of a league season for the first time since the 1930/31 campaign, when they went on to finish second in the top flight.

West Bromwich Albion 0-0 Burnley

This was the first goalless draw of the season, in the 47th Premier League match. It ended the longest wait for a 0-0 draw from the start of a campaign in the competition's history.

Leeds United 0-1 Wolverhampton Wanderers

Raul Jimenez has scored 30 goals in all competitions since August 2019, a milestone reached by only three other Premier League players in that time - Raheem Sterling, Harry Kane and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, with 35, 34 and 31 respectively.

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