Standout stats from a sensational 2022/23 season

1 Jun 2023

From quickest goal to memorable landmarks, take a look at some amazing facts you may have missed

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While numerous Premier League records were broken in 2022/23, but there were also some other extraordinary numbers across the 38-match campaign.

See: Which Premier League records were set in 2022/23?

Here we take a look at some of the standout statistics from this season's competition.

- Manchester City scored 100 goals at the Etihad Stadium, equalling the record (set by themselves in 2018/19) for home goals in all competitions in a season by an English top-flight club.

- Nottingham Forest’s starting XI against Tottenham Hotspur in August was all-British, the first entirely British and Northern Irish starting XI for a Premier League match since Blackpool’s against Man Utd in May 2011.

- In a 3-3 draw with Brentford, Brighton & Hove Albion became the first side on record (since 2003/04) to see all 10 of their outfield starters have at least two attempts on goal in a single match. 

- There were 21 goals scored in the three matches played on 8 May (Fulham 5-3 Leicester, Brighton & Hove Albion 1-5 Everton and Nott'm Forest 4-3 Southampton), the most on a single day with a maximum of three matches in the competition's history. 

- There were 43 years and 308 days between the ages of Tottenham Hotspur's Ryan Mason and Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson when they met on the touchline, the biggest gap between two managers facing off in Premier League history. 

- At Fulham, both Scott McKenna and Willy Boly were substituted in the seventh minute for Nott'm Forest – the earliest any side has ever subbed off two of their starters. 

- Nott'm Forest had only 18 per cent possession in their 1-0 win over Arsenal in May, the lowest tally on record (since 2003/04) for a winning team. 

- Having been relegated with Norwich City last season, and Leicester City in 2022/23, Dean Smith became the first manager to suffer the drop in consecutive campaigns (in charge on the final day).

- When Kane and Son Heung-min found the net in Spurs' 4-0 win at Palace, it was the competition-high 34th time they’d both scored in a match, overtaking Liverpool's Salah and Sadio Mane (33). 

- With the second goal in Liverpool’s 6-1 victory at Leeds United, Mohamed Salah netted his 106th Premier League goal with his left foot, overtaking the record of 105 scored by another Liverpool legend, Robbie Fowler.

- By scoring in Arsenal's 3-1 win over Chelsea, Gabriel Jesus set a record for most matches scored in without ending on the losing side (55).

- Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane made his 300th Premier League appearance against Fulham, becoming just the second player in the competition’s history after Teddy Sheringham to score on his 100th, 200th and 300th appearance. 

- In a 6-3 win over Manchester United, Phil Foden scored his 49th, 50th and 51st goals for Man City in all competitions – his first senior hat-trick. Aged 22 years and 127 days, he became the youngest player to reach 50 goals under Pep Guardiola, surpassing Lionel Messi (22y 164d). 

- Palace became the first team on record (since 2003/04) to fail to have a single shot on target in three consecutive matches (v Liverpool, Aston Villa and Man City). 

- Wolverhampton Wanderers had eight different Portuguese players in their starting line-up at West Ham, the most different starters from a specific nation outside of England any team has had in a match. 

- Jefferson Lerma scored after 1min 58secs on the opening day for AFC Bournemouth against Aston Villa, the quickest goal in Matchweek 1 by a promoted side. 

- Man Utd's 2-1 win at Everton was their 100th Premier League victory having conceded the first goal of the match, the first side to reach that milestone. 

- AFC Bournemouth became the first side to lose consecutive matches despite leading by at least two goals in each, falling to a 3-2 defeat against Spurs having led 2-0, and 4-3 to Leeds after being 3-1 up. 

- With his strike for Spurs against Brighton, Son became the first Asian player to score 100 Premier League goals. 

 - All three promoted teams - Fulham, AFC Bournemouth and Nott'm Forest - avoided relegation for the fourth time, after 2001/02, 2011/12 and 2017/18. 

- Brenden Aaronson’s opener in Leeds United's 3-0 win against Chelsea was the first time an American player scored under an American manager (Jesse Marsch). 

- Guardiola has won the title in 11 of his 14 seasons as a top-flight manager across spells in charge of Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Man City. He has claimed three consecutive league titles with each of those clubs.

- Rodrigo and Crysencio Summerville both scored in four consecutive Leeds matches in October and November, doing so against Fulham, Liverpool, AFC Bournemouth and Spurs. They were the first pair of team-mates to score in four matches in a row for a specific team.

- In a 3-0 win at Fulham, Arsenal’s Leandro Trossard became the first player to assist three goals before half-time in an away match. 

- Wolves became the fourth team to be bottom of the table on Christmas Day but avoid relegation, after West Bromwich Albion (2004/05), Sunderland (2013/14) and Leicester (2014/15). 

- Leicester became the first team to score three first-half goals in back-to-back matches despite conceding first in each match, when they beat Villa 4-2 and Spurs 4-1.

- At 23 years and 16 days against Wolves, Leeds’ Illan Meslier became the youngest goalkeeper to reach 100 appearances in the competition's history. 

- In their 4-1 win against Chelsea, Brighton midfielder Trossard became the first player to score a club's first five goals under a specific manager (under Roberto De Zerbi). 

- Man City were top of the table for only 42 days this season, with only two teams leading the table for fewer days and winning the title. Between September and April, they led the table for just eight days, and never on more than three consecutive nights. 

- Arsenal's 4-0 victory over Everton saw them become the first team in English Football League history to win 100 league matches against a specific opponent.  

- Man City's 6-3 derby success against Man Utd was the highest-scoring Manchester derby, in what was the 187th meeting between the teams. 

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