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What we learned in Matchweek 2

21 Aug 2018
James Milner, Liverpool

See how James Milner made Premier League history as Liverpool beat Crystal Palace

See the best facts and figures from the second round of the 2018/19 Premier League campaign.

Cardiff City 0-0 Newcastle United
Cardiff City v Newcastle United

Neil Etheridge is the first goalkeeper to save a penalty in two consecutive PL appearances within the same season since Thomas Sorensen in December 2009 for Stoke City, against Arsenal and Wigan Athletic.

Everton 2-1 Southampton
Everton 2-1 Southampton

Richarlison is only the third player to score three goals in his first two PL matches for Everton, after Brian McBride in January 2003 and Romelu Lukaku in September 2013.

Leicester City 2-0 Wolves
Leicester City 2-0 Wolverhampton Wanderers

Leicester City have benefited from four own goals in the PL since the start of last season, a joint-high along with Tottenham Hotspur.

Spurs 3-1 Fulham
Tottenham Hotspur 3-1 Fulham

Harry Kane has scored 24 goals in 36 London derbies for Spurs, an average of 0.67 goals per match.

West Ham 1-2 AFC Bournemouth
West Ham United 1-2 AFC Bournemouth

AFC Bournemouth have won four consecutive top-flight matches for the first time in their history.

Chelsea 3-2 Arsenal
Chelsea 3-2 Arsenal

Marcos Alonso has been directly involved in 20 PL goals since his debut in September 2016 (14 goals, 6 assists); seven more than any other defender.

Burnley 1-3 Watford
Burnley 1-3 Watford

Watford’s opening goal by Andre Gray after two minutes and 40 seconds was their quickest in a Premier League away match.

Man City 6-1 Huddersfield Town
Manchester City 6-1 Huddersfield Town

With his pass to Sergio Aguero for the opening goal, Ederson became the first goalkeeper to assist a Premier League goal for Manchester City.

Brighton 3-2 Man Utd
Brighton & Hove Albion 3-2 Manchester United

Twenty-three of Glenn Murray’s 24 Premier League goals have been scored inside the box, including all 13 he has struck for Brighton in the competition.

Crystal Palace 0-2 Liverpool
Crystal Palace 0-2 Liverpool

James Milner is the first player to score eight consecutive Premier League goals from penalties. He has converted 13 of the 15 spot-kicks he has taken in the competition, including nine of 10 for Liverpool.

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