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Almost every lover of the beautiful game knows about the Premier League’s highest goalscorers and the clubs with the most titles, or can at least guess, this marsh standard fact and statistics about the EPL. In any case, shouldn’t something be said about those scintillating and awesome facts that only ace football analysts can compile?

CheapGoals bring yet another interesting fact you never know about the Premier League.

The only person born before 1960 to score a Premier League hat-trick is Gordan Strachan.

David (x14) & James (x11) were the most common first names in the Premier League in 2010/11 – yet it was the first season in which David James did not appear.

Newcastle United won 34 points from losing positions in 2001/02; the most by a team in a single Premier League season. It was also the same number of points that they won in total when relegated seven years later.

In 2014/15, Leicester City spent longer at the bottom of the table without being relegated than any side in Premier League history (140 days).

Peter Crouch has scored more headed goals (47) than 15 of the teams who have played in the Premier League.

Iago Aspas has taken more corners (often badly) than he had shots in the Premier League.

Ryan Giggs’ (of Manchester United) dad was a professional Rugby League player.

Two players have scored Premier League penalties with both feet: Bobby Zamora and Obafemi Martins.

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink is the only player in EPL history to score a perfect hat-trick.In 2002.

Hasselbaink scored a hat trick against spurs. It was a perfect hat-trick.
1st goal – 23rd min – Right foot
2nd goal – 69th min – Header 
3rd goal – 81st min – Left foot

Eric Cantona was the first player to score hat-trick in the Premier League. Cantona achieved this while playing for Leeds United against Spurs in August 1992.

Sadio Mané currently holds the record for the quickest Premier League hat-trick, scoring three times for Southampton against Aston Villa in 2 minutes 56 seconds, breaking Robbie Fowler’s record

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer holds the record for scoring the fastest four goals. Scoring against Nottingham Forest in 12 minutes, where he was brought in as a substitute.

Arsenal and Liverpool together currently hold the record for scoring most hat tricks in EPL(36)

James Milner has netted in 47 different games, none of which his side have ended up losing.

Sebastien Bassong has been relegated a record four times with three different PL teams: Newcastle (2009), Wolves (2012) and Norwich (2014 and 2016).

 

 

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Muyiwa is an ardent follower of everything football. Fascinated by the beauty of the game, he takes pleasure in penning down his opinion about a sport that has more lovers than haters. PS: He loves Barcelona for making football look easier than it actually is.

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