Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling and Chelsea’s Oliver Giroud create history after they ease past their respective opponents Fulham and Leeds United. Mohammed Salah and Harry Kane also create records on Sunday Premier League fixtures.
Manchester City beat Fulham by 2-0 at Etihad Stadium after a goal and an assist from Kevin De Bruyne. Another goal came from the record-breaker Sterling, both goals came on the first half.
Chelsea won against Leeds United at Stamford Bridge by 3-1 after trailing at one stage during the first half. Oliver Giroud scored the equaliser at the 27th-minute mark and creates history, the other two goals came from Kurt Zouma and Christian Pulisic.
Raheem Sterling’s Premier League record:
On the 25th minute mark, Fulham defender Joachim Anderson fouled Sterling inside the penalty box and referee Jonathan Moss awarded the penalty for The Citizens. The winning of this penalty means Raheem Sterling has now won more penalties than any other player in Premier League history.
The 25-year-old had already broken the deadlock at the Etihad Stadium, this spot-kick took his tally 20th penalty in the English top-flight, the most by any player in the competition’s history.
Sterling’s goal in a comfortable victory over Fulham took his tally to 3rd goal of the league. The England international reportedly set for a new deal at the club owing to his performances.
Giroud’s record vs Leeds United:
Giroud hasn’t been the first choice centre forward for Frank Lampard but he keeps on producing performances.
The French International fired home an equaliser from a Reece James assist for Chelsea on their way to a 3-1 win over Leeds, Following a super four-goal haul performance against Sevilla midweek.
With this latest goal, Giroud is now the first player ever to score in six consecutive starts in the Premier League. At 34 years and 66 days, Olivier Giroud is also the oldest player ever to score in six consecutive Premier League starts.
Olivier Giroud is the first player to score in six consecutive Premier League starts for Chelsea since Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink in October 2001.
Giroud’s recent form will surely make Lampard think twice before dropping him over Tammy Abraham. Giroud’s future at Stamford Bridge looked in doubt after rumours were coming that he is willing to leave the club in January for game time, to keep his place in the French squad for the 2021 Euro Cup.
Harry Kane’s records in the North London Derby:
Harry Kane sets the all-time North London derby scoring record with his super finish against Arsenal at the end of the first half.
It was Kane’s 11th goal in the encounter between Spurs and Gunners. He broke the record of Emmanuel Adebayor, who previously notched up 10 during spells with both clubs.
Harry Kane set up the other excellent strick from Son Heung-min. It is his 10th assist in just 11 matches matching a Premier League record.
This assist puts him level with Ozil for the fewest appearances to reach double figures for assists. He also scored 8 goals this season. Kane and Son’s great start to this season helped the Spurs to become the league leaders.
Salah equals Ronaldo’ Premier League record:
Salah netted his 84th Premier League goal in his 131st match to open the scoring for the Reds. Ronaldo scored 84 Premier League goals in 196 appearances for Manchester United, but Salah was able to reach that tally in 65 fewer games.
It was a weekend of breaking the records in the Premier League.
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