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United and Mourinho still kings of Matchweek 1

14 Aug 2018
Jose Mourinho

Man Utd have won 18 of their 27 opening-weekend fixtures while their manager's unbeaten run is now 10 matches

Manchester United's win over Leicester City on Friday cemented their record and that of their manager, Jose Mourinho, as kings of the opening weekend.

The 2-1 victory at Old Trafford was United's fourth in a row at the start of a campaign and took their average points haul in Matchweek 1 to 2.12 per season, with 18 wins from their 27 opening fixtures.

This initial round of matches also featured the first ever opening-weekend wins for Watford and AFC Bournemouth.

But Southampton fans are still waiting for their first one at home after Sunday's 0-0 draw with Burnley.

Saints have won only two of 20 Matchweek 1 fixtures, both of which came on the road. 

Current PL clubs on Matchweek 1
Club P W D L Pts/match
MUN 27 18 4 5 2.15
CHE 27 17 6 4 2.11
LIV 27 15 8 4 1.96
ARS 27 14 6 7 1.78
MCI 22 11 6 5 1.77
HUD 2 1 0 1 1.50
TOT* 26 10 7 9 1.42
WOL 5 2 1 2 1.40
FUL 14 5 4 5 1.36
WHU 23 10 1 12 1.35
EVE* 26 7 11 8 1.23
NEW 24 7 7 10 1.17
CRY 10 3 2 5 1.10
WAT 6 1 3 2 1.00
LEI 13 2 5 6 0.85
SOU 20 2 10 8 0.80
BUR 5 1 1 3 0.80
BOU 4 1 0 3 0.75
BHA 2 0 0 2 0.00
CAR 2 0 0 2 0.00

*The 2011/12 opening-day fixture between Spurs and Everton was postponed

Man Utd's victory was Mourinho's ninth as manager on the opening weekend of a Premier League season, stretching his unbeaten run to 10 matches.

It extended his lead over Sir Alex Ferguson and Arsene Wenger in terms of win percentage and points per match.

Best managers in Matchweek 1*
  Matches Win % Points/match
Jose Mourinho 10 90.0 2.80
Alex Ferguson 21  61.9  2.05
Arsene Wenger 21  57.1  1.95
Sam Allardyce 12  58.3  1.83
Harry Redknapp 15  40.0  1.47

*Minimum nine matches in charge on opening weekend

See: How every current PL manager has fared on MW1

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