Premier League knowledge dive: Rashford matches Ronaldo feat as United stun Metropolis in Manchester derby

The in-form England worldwide moved into early-career Cristiano Ronaldo territory by scoring in a seventh consecutive sport for United, who’ve received 9 in a row throughout all competitions.

Elsewhere within the Premier League, Liverpool’s marketing campaign continued to unravel as they had been battered 3-0 at Brighton and Hove Albion, and their neighbors Everton stay in deep relegation hassle after a house loss to fellow strugglers Southampton.

One other derby noticed Nottingham Forest get the higher of Leicester Metropolis, with Steve Cooper’s group starting to get a foothold in mid-table.

With the assistance of Opta knowledge, Stats Carry out examines key statistics from the Saturday’s standout Premier League video games.

Manchester United 2-1 Manchester Metropolis: Making his Marc once more

Rashford has been a shining mild for United since getting back from the World Cup, scoring in all seven video games for Erik ten Hag’s group.

He’s the primary United participant since Ronaldo in March-April 2008 to place collectively such a streak, whereas his run of objectives in 9 consecutive video games at Previous Trafford makes him the membership’s first participant since Teddy Sheringham in September-November 2000 to get pleasure from that stage of residence type.

Bruno Fernandes obtained the equaliser, after an opener from Metropolis’s Jack Grealish, with Rashford not flagged offside within the build-up after chasing the ball however not getting a contact previous to his Portuguese team-mate lashing previous Ederson.

Rashford’s close-range winner quickly after, within the 82nd minute, was arrange by Alejandro Garnacho, who at 18 years and 197 days turned the youngest participant to supply an help in a Premier League Manchester derby.

Metropolis had only one shot on course, their joint-fewest in a Premier League match beneath Pep Guardiola.

Kevin De Bruyne arrange Grealish’s headed opener, reaching double figures in Premier League assists for a fifth season, with solely Cesc Fabregas (6) doing so in additional campaigns, however that was of no comfort as Metropolis noticed their title hopes dented.

Brighton and Hove Albion 3-0 Liverpool: Definitely worth the await Seagulls

Jurgen Klopp’s response summed it up, when he stated: “I feel all people with a Brighton shirt on or a Brighton coronary heart loved the sport so much and I do not assume anyone with a Liverpool coronary heart loved it for a second.”

This was a horror present for the Reds, struggling their first league defeat at Brighton since January 1961 (3-1). Liverpool had gone 10 unbeaten away to the Seagulls within the league earlier than Solly March’s double and Danny Welbeck’s chic objective left them reeling.

Liverpool have suffered six defeats now in 18 video games within the competitors this time period, thrice as many losses as they incurred in the whole 2021-22 Premier League marketing campaign. It was a fifth league loss away from Anfield, their worst season complete since additionally shedding 5 in 2017-18. This season isn’t but at its midway level for Liverpool, who sit ninth.

This sport kicked off at 3pm domestically. It was the primary Saturday 3pm league sport Liverpool have misplaced since taking place 2-0 to Hull in February 2017, ending a 32-game undefeated streak in that slot.

March has 4 objectives in his final 4 video games, which is as many as he managed in his first 156 within the Premier League.

Everton 1-2 Southampton: Ward-Prowse piles on distress for Lampard

Sitting second-bottom now, Everton are having a dismal time of it beneath Frank Lampard’s management, shedding 4 league video games in a row at residence for the primary time since a seven-game streak in 1958. They’re winless in seven within the league, their worst run since an eight-game sequence beneath Rafael Benitez in October-December 2021.

Amadou Onana put the hosts forward, changing into the fourth Belgian participant to attain for Everton within the Premier League, after Romelu Lukaku, Kevin Mirallas and Marouane Fellaini.

However Saints captain James Ward-Prowse then took over, netting twice together with the sixteenth direct free-kick objective of his Premier League profession, placing him simply two behind David Beckham’s competitors document.

It was his twelfth such objective in away video games, greater than any participant has managed within the Premier League, and solely Matt Le Tissier (44) has managed extra away objectives within the Premier League period for Southampton than Ward-Prowse’s haul of 28.

Nottingham Forest 2-0 Leicester Metropolis: Johnson’s derby delight

Brennan Johnson hit each objectives within the East Midlands showdown, doubling his Premier League tally for the season and changing into the second-youngest Forest participant to attain twice in a Premier League sport (21y 236d). Roy Keane, who struck a double in opposition to Leeds in December 1992 (21y 117d), stays the youngest.

Morgan Gibbs-White, at 22 years and 352 days, turned the youngest to have two assists in a Premier League sport for Forest.

Leicester are free-falling, with this a fourth consecutive league defeat. Remarkably, it’s not but their worst run of the marketing campaign, having misplaced six in a row in August and September.

They’ve but to win some extent this season from a shedding place, the one Premier League group to fail on that rely.

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