The record for most goals scored in a single Premier League gameweek could be broken this evening following a high scoring weekend of football.
The excitement started on Saturday in the lunchtime game with Everton setting the tone as they hit five past West Brom in their 5-2 victory at Goodison Park.
Dominic Calvert-Lewin notched a hat-trick for Carlo Ancelotti’s free-scoring Toffees with James Rodriguez getting his first for the club.
Another seven goals followed as Leeds achieved their first top flight win since 2004 when they beat Fulham 4-3.
Crystal Palace then earned a surprise 3-1 win against a lacklustre Manchester United with Wilfried Zaha netting twice against his former side.
Heung-min Son was on the scoresheet four times against Southampton in their 5-2 victory on Sunday with captain Harry Kane providing all four assists before getting a well-deserved goal of his own.
Later that evening, six goals in Leicester’s 4-2 win against Burnley put the total up to 39.
Now just five goals need to be scored on Monday night to make it a record for most goals scored in one matchweek.
Rounding off the weekend fixtures, Aston Villa play Sheffield United at 6pm with Wolves taking on Man City at 8.15pm.
The current record stands at 43, which was set in February 2011.
Most goals scored in a Premier League matchday – 43
The results from a high scoring weekend of football on February 5 and 6, 2011
Aston Villa 2-2 Fulham
Everton 5-3 Blackpool
Man City 3-0 West Brom
Newcastle 4-4 Arsenal
Stoke 3-2 Sunderland
Tottenham 2-1 Bolton
Wigan 4-3 Blackburn
Wolves 2-1 Man United
West Ham 0-1 Birmingham
Chelsea 0-1 Liverpool
That weekend more than nine years ago provided some incredibly exciting clashes, most notably the remarkable Newcastle comeback against Arsenal.
The Magpies were 4-0 down at half-time but in the second half staged a comeback to tie 4-4 with Cheick Tiote’s left-footed volley equalising three minutes from time.
Everton were also free-scoring that weekend hitting five past Blackpool with Louis Saha netting four times.
Coincidentally, Chelsea and Liverpool also played each other that weekend with the Reds walking away with a 1-0 victory. Raul Meireles was the goalscorer on that occasion.
Published at Mon, 21 Sep 2020 16:24:33 +0000