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Matchweek 15: What we learned

6 Dec 2018
Alisson, Burnley v Liverpool

From Alisson equalling a club mark to Martial emulating Rooney, get the must-know facts from the midweek fixtures

Another weekend of Premier League fixtures is on the horizon, but as the dust settles on Tuesday and Wednesday's matches, here are some need-to-know facts.

For more statistics on each match, click on the results.

AFC Bournemouth 2-1 Huddersfield
AFC Bournemouth 2-1 Huddersfield Town

Callum Wilson has both scored and assisted in three different PL matches this season, level with Raheem Sterling

Brighton 3-1 Crystal Palace
Brighton & Hove Albion 3-1 Crystal Palace

Glenn Murray has scored the opening goal in five different PL matches this season. Only Mohamed Salah has done so in more, with six.

West Ham 3-1 Cardiff City
West Ham United 3-1 Cardiff City

Lukasz Fabianski has saved the last three PL penalties he’s faced, having stopped just two of his previous 19 in the competition.

Watford 1-2 Man City
Watford 1-2 Manchester City

Man City’s goal difference of +38 is the best recorded by an English top-flight team after the first 15 matches of a season since Sunderland's +39 in 1892/93.

Burnley 1-3 Liverpool
Burnley 1-3 Liverpool

Alisson has remained unbeaten in his opening 15 PL matches for Liverpool, equalling the club record set by Javier Mascherano in November 2007.

Everton 1-1 Newcastle United
Everton 1-1 Newcastle United

Salomon Rondon has scored three goals in his last four PL appearances, as many as in his previous 18 in the competition.

Fulham 1-1 Leicester City
Fulham 1-1 Leicester City

James Maddison has been directly involved in seven PL goals (five goals and two assists), more than any other Leicester City player this season.

Wolves 2-1 Chelsea
Wolverhampton Wanderers 2-1 Chelsea

At 18 years and 312 days, Morgan Gibbs-White is the youngest player to assist a PL goal against Chelsea since Francis Jeffers did so in November 1999 for Everton, at 18 years and 298 days.

Man Utd 2-2 Arsenal
Manchester United 2-2 Arsenal

Anthony Martial is just the second Man Utd player to score a PL goal on his birthday, after Wayne Rooney in October 2004, also v Arsenal.

Tottenham Hotspur 3-1 Southampton
Tottenham Hotspur 3-1 Southampton

At 18 years and 79 days, Oliver Skipp is the youngest player to make his debut for Spurs since Gareth Bale, at 18 years and 40 days v Man Utd in August 2007.

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