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MW34 stats: Bale the first Welshman for 15 years to hit 50

4 May 2021
Gareth Bale, Spurs

From Spurs winger's landmark to Tuchel's clean-sheet record, see the weekend's top facts

Tottenham Hotspur maintained their 100 per cent winning start in the Premier League under interim head coach Ryan Mason as Gareth Bale's hat-trick inspired a 4-0 victory over Sheffield United.

Collecting the match ball at full-time, the Spurs winger had extra reason to celebrate as he joined an exclusive group of Welshmen who have scored 50 PL goals.

Indeed, Bale is the first of his countrymen for 15 years to reach that milestone.

For more on this and other must-know facts from the 34th round of matches, read below. To see the reports and key data, click on the results.

SOU 1-1 LEI
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Southampton 1-1 Leicester City

James Ward-Prowse has been directly involved in 14 PL goals this season, with eight strikes and six assists. It is the most by a Southampton midfielder in a single campaign since the 19 goals of Dusan Tadic in 2015/16.

CRY 0-2 MCI
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Crystal Palace 0-2 Manchester City

Sergio Aguero is the 12th player to have scored in 30 different PL stadiums, while he has now struck at eight different London grounds, behind Wayne Rooney and Nicolas Anelka's nine.

BHA 2-0 LEE
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Brighton & Hove Albion 2-0 Leeds United

Eighty-seven per cent of Pascal Gross’s 15 PL goals have come at home, the third-highest ratio behind David Wetherall (93 per cent) and Gary Penrice (88 per cent) among players with at least 15 goals.

CHE 2-0 FUL
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Chelsea 2-0 Fulham

Thomas Tuchel has overseen 11 clean sheets, more than any other manager from their first 15 PL matches, overtaking the 10 of Jose Mourinho and Luiz Felipe Scolari.

EVE 1-2 AVL
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Everton 1-2 Aston Villa

Aston Villa's eight PL away wins is their best total in a single campaign since 2009/10, when they won nine times on the road. Meanwhile, Everton have lost eight times at Goodison Park this term. Only in 1993/94 have they lost more in a PL season, losing nine times.

NEW 0-2 ARS
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Newcastle United 0-2 Arsenal

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has scored in his last five appearances against Newcastle United in all competitions. He is the first Arsenal player to net in five consecutive matches versus an opponent since Olivier Giroud scored in six successive outings against Aston Villa between 2013 and 2016.

TOT 4-0 SHU
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Tottenham Hotspur 4-0 Sheffield United

Gareth Bale became the sixth Welshman to score 50 PL goals, and the first since Craig Bellamy reached this milestone in December 2006.

WBA 1-1 WOL
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West Bromwich Albion 1-1 Wolverhampton Wanderers

Fabio Silva, with four goals, has overtaken Ricardo Vaz Te to become the second highest-scoring Portuguese teenager in PL history, with only Cristiano Ronaldo (eight) netting more in the competition before turning 20.

BUR 1-2 WHU
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Burnley 1-2 West Ham United

Only Tim Cahill (56), Chicharito (53) and Gabriel Jesus (49) have scored more PL goals with 100 per cent of them coming from inside the box than Michail Antonio (45).

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