Facts and Figures
Goals Scored: There were 34 goals in ten games, which is an average of 3.4 goals per game.
Clean Sheets: Five out of 20 teams that played kept a clean sheet. That equates to 25% of teams that didn’t concede a goal.
Draws: There were no draws in ten matches!
Matchweek 1 (In a Nutshell): In six out of ten matches, the winning team had less possession than their opponents! Check out what transpired in Matchweek 1 of Premier League Season 2021/22!
Saturday Game One of Ten- (Perth Time- 14/08/2021)
Brentford (2) v Arsenal (0)
Brentford Seize the Key Moments to Claim All Three Points
Facts and Figures: Brentford had 34.9% possession and three shots on target to Brentford’s four. Remarkably, Arsenal had 22 shots to Brentford’s eight.
Pivotal Moment: Sergi Canos for Brentford opened the scoring in the 22nd minute.
Brentford Game Changers: Sergi Canos, David Raya
Arsenal Game Changer: Kieran Tierney
Saturday Game Two of Ten- (Perth Time- 14/08/2021)
Manchester United (5) v Leeds United (1)
Manchester United Clinical
Facts and Figures: Bruno Fernandes of Manchester United scored a hattrick. They had 48.6% possessions, but they had five shots on targets to Leeds United’s three. Two Manchester United players were prominent; Bruno Fernandes scored a hattrick and Paul Pogba provided four asissts!
Pivotal Moment: Bruno Fernandes made the score 3-1 in Manchester United’s favour in the 54th minute, with Paul Pogba providing the assist.
Manchester United Game Changers: Bruno Fernandes, Paul Pogba
Leeds United Game Changer: None
Saturday Game Three of Ten- (Perth Time- 14/08/2021)
Burnley (1) v Brighton and Hove Albion (2)
Brighton Too Good, for Burnley, What Could
Facts and Figures: Brighton and Hove Albion had 64.1% possession and eight shots on target to Burnley’s three.
Pivotal Moment: Neal Maupay of Brighton and Hove Albion made the score 1-all, with substitute Jakub Moder providing the assist in the 73rd minute.
Burnley Game Changer: Ashley Westwood
Brighton and Hove Albion Game Changer: Neal Maupay
Saturday Game Four of Ten- (Perth Time- 14/08/2021)
Chelsea (3) v Crystal Palace (0)
Chelsea Control the Game
Facts and Figures: Chelsea had 61.7% possession and six shots on target to Crystal Palace’s one.
Pivotal Moment: Marcos Alonso of Chelsea opened the scoring in the 27th minute, which gave Chelsea the ascendancy.
Chelsea Game Changers: Marcos Alonso, Trevoh Chalobah
Crystal Palace Game Changer: None
Saturday Game Five of Ten- (Perth Time- 14/08/2021)
Everton (3) v Southampton (1)
Everton Beat Southampton Thanks to Richarlison!
Facts and Figures: Everton had 48.1% possession and six shots on target to Southampton’s three. Richarlison of Everton finished the game with one goal and an assist.
Pivotal Moment: Richarlison scored the equaliser for Everton in the 47th minute, with Andros Townsend providing the assist to make the score 1-all.
Everton Game Changer: Richarlison
Southampton Game Changer: Adam Armstrong
Saturday Game Six of Ten- (Perth Time- 14/08/2021)
Leicester City (1) v Wolves (0)
Leicester City Leave Wolves Thinking What a Pity
Facts and Figures: Leicester City had 56.3% possession and five shots on target to Wolves three.
Pivotal Moment: Jamie Vardy of Leicester City scored the only goal of the game in the 41st minute, with Ricardo Pereira providing the assist.
Leicester City Game Changer: Kasper Schmeichel
Wolves Game Changer: José Sá
Saturday Game Seven of Ten- (Perth Time- 14/08/2021)
Watford (3) v Aston Villa (2)
Watford Clinch Deserved Win
Facts and Figures: Watford had 37.9% possession and had seven shots on target to Aston Villa’s two.
Pivotal Moment: Emmanuel Denis scored the opening goal of the game, which gave Watford a 1-nil lead in the 10th minute.
Watford Game Changer: Emmanuel Dennis
Aston Villa Game Changer: Emiliano Martínez
Sunday Game Eight of Ten- (Perth Time- 15/08/2021)
Norwich City (0) v Liverpool (3)
Liverpool Did What They Have to Do
Facts and Figures: Liverpool had the same amount of possession as Norwich City with 50% of it. Despite that, Liverpool had eight shots on target to Norwich City’s three. Mohamed Salah finished the game with a goal and two assists!
Pivotal Moment: Mohamed Salah made the score 3-nil in Liverpool’s favour in the 74th minute.
Norwich City Game Changer: None
Liverpool Game Changer: Mohamed Salah
Sunday Game Nine of Ten- (Perth Time- 15/08/2021)
Newcastle United (2) v West Ham (4)
West Ham Come Back
Facts and Figures: West Ham had 53.5% possession and nine shots on target to West Ham’s three.
Pivotal Moment: Michail Antonio provided an assist for a goal scored Saïd Benrahma in the 53rd minute, which was the 2nd time in the game that West Ham scored an equaliser. The goal changed the balance of play with West Ham scoring three goals in 13 minutes.
Newcastle United Game Changer: Allan Saint-Maximin
West Ham Game Changers: Michail Antonio, Saïd Benrahma
Sunday Game Ten of Ten- (Perth Time- 15/08/2021)
Tottenham (1) v Manchester City (0)
Tottenham Survive Tough Test
Facts and Figures: Tottenham had 34.4% possession and three shots on target to Manchester City’s four!
Pivotal Moment: Son Heung-Min scored the only goal of thanks to an assist by Steven Bergwijn, which gave Tottenham an upset win over Manchester City.
Tottenham Game Changers: Hugo Lloris, Son Heung-Min
Manchester City Game Changer: Jack Grealish