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Five-star Mkhitaryan equals assist record

28 Aug 2017
Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Man Utd

Find out which 23-year old achievement was matched by Armenian midfielder on Saturday

Heading into Matchweek 3, Henrikh Mkhitaryan will have been aiming to become the first player in Premier League history to assist two goals in three consecutive matches. 

And although the Manchester United midfielder fell just short, he did manage to equal another PL record - one that has stood for more than 20 years.

By laying on Marcus Rashford's goal in the 2-0 win over Leicester City, Mkhitaryan took his tally of assists for the season to five. 

It also equalled the record for the most assists made after three matches of a Premier League campaign, a feat he now shares with Ruel Fox, who also got five for Newcastle United in 1994/95.

Most assists after three matches of a season
PlayerSeasonClubAssists
Ruel Fox1994/95NEW5
Henrikh Mkhitaryan2017/18MUN5
Thierry Henry2004/05ARS4
Jeremy Goss1992/93NOR4
Cesc Fabregas2014/15CHE4
Ashley Young2011/12MUN4
Samir Nasri2011/12MCI4
Eden Hazard2012/13CHE4
Gylfi Sigurdsson2014/15SWA4

Also in the top 10 is Thierry Henry. The former Arsenal striker holds the record for most assists in a single Premier League season.

Henry produced 20 in 2002/03 but, interestingly, had only two assists to his name with three matches of that season gone. 

With a head start of three, Mkhitaryan is well placed to chase him down.

Most assists in a season
PlayerSeasonClubAssists
Thierry Henry2002/03ARS20
Mesut Ozil2015/16ARS19
Frank Lampard2004/05CHE18
Kevin De Bruyne2016/17MCI18
Cesc Fabregas2014/15CHE18

See: Mkhitaryan reacts to assist record

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