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Martin Tyler's end-of-season stats: The best facts from the 2017/18 season
Last Updated: 15/05/18 7:43pm
Who became just the fourth substitute to net and then get sent off? Which side scored without having a shot on target? What unwanted record did Lewis Dunk equal in February? And what landmark did Petr Cech reach in March?
The 2017/18 Premier League has now drawn to a close, with Manchester City crowned champions after a record-breaking campaign for Pep Guardiola's side.
City have smashed all kinds of records on their way to the title, however, they were not the only top-flight team to do that this season.
So whether it was records for quick-fire strikes, debut goals, losing and winning runs, possession stats, clean sheets or points gained, we round-up the most eye-catching numbers from the last campaign…
Martin's Salah Stats
I finished my season at Liverpool v Brighton, so had the chance to reflect on Mohamed Salah's sensational statistics.
In all competitions he has 44 goals in 51 appearances, including 32 in 26 in the Premier League. His 32nd goal set a record for goals scored in a 38-game Premier League season.
For the record, the all-time record is Andy Cole's 34 from a 42-game season (1993/94) and Alan Shearer got the same tally the following year. The previous record for a 38-game season was Luis Suarez (Liverpool, 2013/14), Cristiano Ronaldo (Man Utd (2007/08) and Shearer (Blackburn, 1995/96).
Brighton became the 17th different opponent this season. He failed to score against Manchester United and Swansea. This was the 24th Premier League game he had scored in this season, extending that particular record.
He also clinched the Golden Boot, two goals ahead of Harry Kane. This was the first season in which two players have scored 30 goals in a 38-game season.
Ian Rush still has the all-time Liverpool scoring record in all competitions from 1983/84 when he got 47 in 65 appearances. Salah needs a hat-trick against Real Madrid to equal it. You wouldn't put it past him!
Alexandre Lacazette made a dream debut for Arsenal when scoring just 94 seconds into the opening game of the new Premier League season against Leicester City on Friday Night Football - and according to our records, that's the fastest goal ever scored at the start of a Premier League season.
Chelsea became just the second defending champion side to lose the opening fixture of their Premier League title defence after a shock 3-2 loss at home to Burnley. The only other title winners to suffer such an ignominious start to a campaign were Leicester City, who lost 2-1 at Hull City the season before.
West Brom's Hal Robson-Kanu came off the bench against Burnley, scored and got sent off - becoming the fourth player to net that unlikely hat-trick. The others were Ivan Klasnic, Bobby Zamora and David Lee.
Kasper Schmeichel saved a Premier League penalty at Old Trafford, something his father Peter never did.
Bournemouth, Crystal Palace and West Ham finished the first three games with zero points - the first time three sides have been pointless after three matches of a Premier League season.
Crystal Palace became the first team in English top-flight history to lose their first five matches without scoring. In fact, they lost all seven and didn't score their first goal until game eight against Chelsea!
Arsenal won 2-0 against West Brom on Monday Night Football, meaning they completed a run of seven straight home wins - all played on different days of the week.
Man City became the first side to score 5+ goals in three of their first six matches - as they thrashed Watford 6-0, Liverpool 5-0 and Crystal Palace 5-0.
Crystal Palace became just the sixth club to start the day bottom of the table and beat the reigning Premier League champions after overcoming Chelsea 2-1 at Selhurst Park.
Huddersfield's win against Man Utd was just the 15th time a newly promoted side had beaten the Red Devils in the Premier League era. Newcastle would become the 16th and Brighton the 17th later in the season.
Man City's 3-1 win over Arsenal opened up an eight-point lead over second-placed Man Utd in the table, the biggest-ever margin between the top two after 11 games in a Premier League season.
Huddersfield became the 14th team to score without having a shot on target in their loss to Man City since Opta began collecting this data at the start of the 2003/04 season.
Man Utd's 25 per cent possession in their 3-1 win over Arsenal at the Emirates was their lowest possession ever in a Premier League game since Opta records began in the 2003/04 season.
Man City's 2-1 win over Man Utd at Old Trafford set a new Premier League record for successive 2-1 victories, the fourth occasion in a row the club had recorded such a scoreline.
Liverpool's 4-0 victory over Bournemouth saw Jurgen Klopp's men set a record as the first team to go on a run of winning four straight Premier League away games by three goals or more.
The John Smith's Stadium became the 58th different ground that Liverpool had played a Premier League fixture at - equalling Chelsea's record for playing at every stadium that has been used for a Premier League game.
When Alexis Sanchez made his Premier League debut for Man United, Chile became the 40th different nation to have had a player appear for the club in a Premier League game.
Mohamed Salah became the second fastest player in Liverpool's top-flight history to reach 20 league goals after scoring twice against Tottenham. Salah reached the landmark in his 25th Premier League appearance, behind only Fred Pagnam, who did it in 23 games in the old First Division in 1914/15.
Brighton's Lewis Dunk equalled the record for most own goals scored in a Premier League season after he scored his fourth in a 4-1 win over Swansea.
Sadio Mane scored Liverpool's 200th Premier League goal of the Jurgen Klopp era in a 2-0 win over Newcastle. Klopp took 97 games to reach the tally, which is the third quickest in Premier League history, behind Manuel Pellegrini (84 games) and Brendan Rodgers (96 games - also at Liverpool).
Jamie Vardy's goal in Leicester's 4-1 win over West Brom means he has scored in all four Premier League games he has played at The Hawthorns. The only other player to have scored in 100 per cent of their away Premier League appearances against a specific opponent, with a minimum of four games, is Ruud van Nistelrooy in five matches at Newcastle between 2001 and 2006.
Arsenal equalled their longest run without a clean sheet in Premier League history as a 2-1 defeat at Brighton made it 11 games in a row. The run ended with a 3-0 win over Watford.
Mesut Ozil became the fastest player to reach 50 assists in Premier League history after hitting the landmark in his 141st appearance in Arsenal's 3-0 win over Watford.
In the same match, Petr Cech became the first goalkeeper in Premier League history to reach 200 clean sheets after saving a penalty from Troy Deeney.
Manchester City equalled the record for the earliest top-flight title win as they clinched it with five games to spare after Manchester United were beaten by West Brom. In terms of the date - August 15 - it's the second-fastest title win in top-flight history.
Opta started recording possession stats in 2003/04 - and in that period no side has had higher than Manchester City against Swansea on April 22 (82.95%).
This was the fifth season in which the Premier League title was decided at Old Trafford - more than any other stadium in the competition. But it is the second time the title has been won by a side other than Manchester United there. The other was Arsenal in 2002.
Manchester United's 3-2 win at Manchester City was the ninth time in Premier League history they have won having trailed by at least two goals away from home, four more than any other side.
Of the 73 teams relegated in the Premier League era before this season, there have been 21 sides who have come straight back up the very next season (29 per cent). However, there have also been nine seasons where none of the relegated teams have returned at the first attempt.
In terms of points, this season is not far off Arsenal's best at home in the Premier League. However, the Gunners have twice performed better than their 2017/18 record of 47 points from 19 games, with 15 wins, two draws and two losses. Their best home record under Wenger was during the 'Invincibles' season of 2003/04 when they picked up 49 points after 15 wins and four draws.
Huddersfield's draw at Chelsea meant all three newly-promoted sides stayed up for only the third time in Premier League history after 2001/02 and 2011/12.
The ever-present sides - Arsenal, Chelsea, Everton, Liverpool, Manchester United and Tottenham - all played in their 1,000th Premier League game on the final day of the final day.
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