After a whopping 39 goals in eight games and THREE games with seven hits each, just five more goals tonight will set a RECORD in the modern Premier League era.
- So far, no fewer than 39 goals have been scored in this Premier League match week
- The record for the highest total in a weekend of a season with 20 teams is 43 (February 2011)
- On the weekend of 8/9 May 1993, 53 goals were scored in a season of 22 teams
- Aston Villa hosts Sheffield United while Wolves play against Manchester City on Monday
- On Saturday there were 21 goals – most for a single day with 5+ games
The record for the most goals scored in a single Premier League game week could be broken Monday night, with just five goals needed to exceed the total ever in modern times.
As many as 39 goals were scored in Saturday and Sunday’s action, which is just four behind the record for the most in a 20-team top-flight game week.
With just a handful more goals, this weekend’s total would pass the total of 43 goals in February 2011. Before that, the record was 53 goals when 22 teams fought the top flight.
On Monday, five goals are needed to break the record for the most goals in a game week
39 goals have been scored so far this weekend, including seven in the Southampton-Spurs match
THE CRAZY PREMIER LEAGUE WEEEKEND
Everton 5-2 West Bromwich Albion
Leeds 4-3 Fulham
Manchester United 1-3 Crystal Palace
Arsenal 2-1 West Ham
Southampton 2-5 Tottenham Hotspur
Newcastle United 0-3 Brighton
Chelsea 0-2 Liverpool
Leicester City 4-2 Burnley
Aston Villa vs Sheffield United (6pm)
Wolves vs Manchester City (8.15pm)
Aston Villa hosts Sheffield United while Manchester City travels to Wolverhampton Wanderers in Monday night’s Premier League action to round out the epic weekend.
Game week two of the 2020-21 Premier League season got off to a great start as Everton beat West Bromwich Albion 5-2, before Leeds triumphed 4-3 over Fulham.
Saturday’s action also saw Crystal Palace stun Manchester United 3-1 at Old Trafford, before Arsenal beat West Ham 2-1 in North London.
A total of 21 goals were scored during Saturday’s action, a record for one day of Premier League football with a maximum of four games played.
On Sunday, Tottenham continued the fight with Southampton beating 5-2 at St Mary’s, with four goals from South Korean forward Son Heung-Min.
Brighton took their first win of the season later in the day with a comfortable 3-0 win over Newcastle, while Premier League champions Liverpool beat Chelsea 2-0 at Stamford Bridge.
The weekend’s highest number of goals could have been even greater had Chelsea player Jorginho scored a late penalty, but Alisson saved his penalty in West London.
Sunday’s fourth game saw a six-goal thriller as Leicester City beat Burnley 4-2 at King Power Stadium.
Everton got off to a stunning start to the weekend when they beat West Brom 5-2 on Saturday
Leeds’s 4-3 win over Fulham helped Saturday’s action reach 21 goals – a record for one day
HIGHEST SCORING PREMIER LEAGUE WEEKEND IN MODERN HISTORY
5/6 February 2011:
Aston Villa 2-2 Fulham
Everton 5-3 Blackpool
Manchester City 3-0 West Bromwich Albion
Newcastle 4-4 Arsenal
Stoke City 3-2 Sunderland
Tottenham 2-1 Bolton Wanderers
Wigan Athletic 4-3 Blackburn Rovers
Wolverhampton Wanderers 2-1 Manchester United
West Ham United 0-1 Birmingham City
Chelsea 0-1 Liverpool
= 43 goals
The all-time record for the most goals scored in a season weekend of 20 teams stands for nearly a decade since the Premier League clubs went crazy in early February 2011.
The most striking result was Newcastle’s 4-4 draw with Arsenal at St James’ Park, made even more special by the fact that the Magpies were 4-0 behind Arsene Wenger at halftime.
Everton also defeated Blackpool 5-3 at Goodison Park, while Wigan beat Blackburn Rovers 4-3 in a thriller in Greater Manchester.
Coincidentally, Liverpool traveled to Chelsea that weekend and also hit winners thanks to Raul Meireles’ strike.
That result brought Kenny Dalglish’s side to sixth place in the Premier League, while Manchester United and Arsenal were the two teams to challenge at the top of the table.
That weekend in February 2011 is the second highest in the list of Premier League weekend results of all time, as 53 goals were scored on the last day of the 1992-93 season.
However, 22 teams then competed in a 42-game season, with the top flight reduced to just 20 teams in 1995.
This weekend is on track to break the record for the most average goals per game over a single week of play in Premier League history with a minimum of five games played.
So far, 4.88 goals have been averaged over the weekend’s action, which is more than May 1993’s 4.82.
The record was set in February 2011, the same weekend as Newcastle’s 4-4 draw against Arsenal
THE HIGHEST SCORING WEEKEND IN PREMIER LEAGUE HISTORY
May 8/9, 1993:
Sheffield United 4-2 Chelsea
Liverpool 6-2 Tottenham
Blackburn 1-0 Sheffield Wednesday
Ipswich 2-1 Nottingham Forest
Coventry 3-3 Leeds
Oldham Athletic 4-3 Southampton
Arsenal 3-0 Crystal Palace
Middlesbrough 3-3 Norwich City
Manchester City 2-5 Everton
Queen’s Park Rangers 2-1 Aston Villa
Wimbledon 1-2 Manchester United
= 53 goals