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Martin Tyler's stats and facts: Hat-tricks after missing a penalty
Last Updated: 13/03/17 10:15am
Martin Tyler presents the best stats from the latest round of games.
Who has scored a hat-trick and missed a penalty in a game? Which sides have missed two penalties and still won? Read on to find out the answers and have a go at Martin's tricky Liverpool teaser...
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I was at Anfield on Sunday to see Liverpool's 16th Premier League win of the season, equalling their tally from all of last season.
Burnley scored their first goal at Anfield since October 1975 when Peter Noble scored in a 1-1 draw in the League Cup. Ian Brennan scored their last league goal in their last league win at Anfield in September 1974.
James Milner made his 600th club appearance, but he didn't add to 71 goals. It was his 449th league appearance, so he should make his 450th against his old club Manchester City live on Sky Sports on Sunday.
Georginio Wijnaldum continues to be a home banker. He has now scored 16 Premier League goals, five for Liverpool and 11 for Newcastle, all in home games. He has played 32 Premier League away games without scoring so let's see if he can break his away duck on Sunday.
Ashley Barnes scored his second goal against Liverpool. He had previously scored for Brighton with a 90th-minute penalty in a 2-1 defeat in the League Cup in September 2011. It was his fifth game against Liverpool and a fifth defeat including a 6-1 at Anfield with Brighton in 2012.
That was his 10th Premier League goal for Burnley. Only Danny Ings with 11 has scored more. On the subject of Ings, Burnley's last away win was at Aston Villa in May 2015 and he scored the winner.
Finally, this was Liverpool's ninth consecutive victory at Anfield in all competitions and Burney's first goal in all of those matches.
Missed penalties and hat-tricks
Has a player ever missed a penalty but still scored a hat-trick before in the Premier League? Jack Smith
MARTIN SAYS: Thanks to our friends at Opta, I can tell you that Josh King has become the SIXTH player to fail from the penalty spot and score a hat-trick in the same Premier League game. The others were as follows:
MARC OVERMARS (20/11/1999): The first player to do this in the Premier League was Marc Overmars in Arsenal's 5-1 win over Middlesbrough. However, the second goal of the treble came after Mark Schwarzer pushed his penalty onto the post and he scored from the rebound.
KEVIN PHILLIPS (26/12/2000): Sunderland striker Kevin Phillips did the same in a 4-1 Boxing Day win at Bradford. He completed his hat-trick in the 85th minute and then saw an 87th-minute penalty saved by Gary Walsh.
ROBBIE FOWLER (26/12/2001): Remarkably, this happened again exactly one year later on Boxing Day 2001 when Leeds beat Bolton 3-0. Robbie Fowler scored twice, missed a penalty in the 84th minute, and then completed his hat-trick in the 89th minute.
ROBIN VAN PERSIE (22/01/2011 and 02/09/2012): This didn't happen again for a decade but then Robin van Persie managed it twice in three season. In a 3-0 win for Arsenal against Wigan in January 2011, he scored his first Premier League hat-trick. However, he put a penalty over the bar in between the second and third goals.
He then repeated the feat for Manchester United in a 3-2 win against Southampton in 2012. After scoring to make it 1-1 he had a penalty saved by Kelvin Davis before scoring twice in the last three minutes to complete a hat-trick.
SERGIO AGUERO (18/04/2014): In a crazy 4-1 win for Manchester City, Sergio Aguero scored FOUR goals against Tottenham in 2014. He actually took three penalties in the match, but his second was saved by Hugo Lloris.
So King is actually the first player to score all three goals in the Premier League AFTER having a penalty saved.
Two missed pens and winning
Has a team ever missed two penalties in a Premier League match before and won, like Bournemouth did against West Ham? Robert Walker
MARTIN SAYS: Bournemouth were the 14th team in the history of the Premier League to fail with two penalties in a game, but they are the only fifth side to recover from the setback to take all three points.
Liverpool were the first to achieve the feat in March 1993, with Mike Marsh and John Barnes both failing to score from the spot, but Ian Rush's goal still securing a 1-0 victory over QPR.
Aston Villa did it in consecutive seasons in 1998/99 and 1999/2000.
They beat Wimbledon 2-0 in 1998, with Alan Thompson missing a penalty and then debutant Paul Merson also seeing a spot-kick saved, although he did score from the rebound.
The following season Villa won 2-1 against Sheffield Wednesday, with Pavel Srnicek saving penalties from Dion Dublin and Merson.
Heurelho Gomes also saved two spot-kicks from Darren Bent in April 2010 but was on the losing side as Sunderland beat Tottenham 3-1 at the Stadium of Light.
And Bournemouth became the fifth side to win after missing two penalties after Joshua King and Benik Afobe both failed to convert from the spot against West Ham, but King still netted a hat-trick in a 3-2 victory.
I read Josh King became the first Bournemouth player to score 10 goals in a Premier League season on Saturday. Are there any teams who have never had a player reach double figures? Steven Patrick
MARTIN SAYS: Yes, there are two clubs who have played in the Premier League without seeing a player reach double figures - Cardiff and Hull.
Frazier Campbell scored nine goals in Cardiff's one season in the Premier League in 2012/13 while incredibly Hull are in their fifth season in the top flight and have never had a player reach double figures.
Geovanni (8) was their top scorer in 2008/09, Stephen Hunt (6) the following season, and Nikica Jelavic in 2013/14 and 2014/15 with four and eight goals respectively.
Will they achieve the feat this season? Their current league top scorer is Robert Snodgrass with seven, but he left to join West Ham in January. Otherwise, Michael Dawson, Oumar Niasse and Abel Hernandez have all scored three in the league.
Watford had not had a player reach double figures in the Premier League before Odion Ighalo and Troy Deeney both did so last year, in the Hornets' third campaign in the top flight.
Barnsley, Bradford, Burnley, Oldham, Sheffield United and Swindon have all had one player score 10 or more goals in a Premier League season, while Crystal Palace have only had two, despite being in their eighth season in the division.
Chris Armstrong scored 15 goals in the Premier League for the Eagles in 1992/93 and then Andy Johnson netted 21 in 2004/05. Christian Benteke should reach double figures this season as he has nine in the league.
Stoke are in their ninth successive Premier League campaign but have only had four players score 10 or more goals - Ricardo Fuller (11) in 2008/09, Peter Crouch (10) in 2011/12, Mame Biram Diouf in 2014/15 and Marko Arnautovic (11) last season.
At the other end of the spectrum, Manchester United have had 54 different occasions of players scoring 10 or more goals in a Premier League season.
Chelsea (51) and Arsenal (50) are not far behind, ahead of Tottenham (39), Liverpool (38) and Manchester City (27).
Swansea not-so-sweet 60
Swansea have now conceded 61 goals, which is far more than any other team. Has a team ever conceded so many at this stage and survived? Mark
MARTIN SAYS: Swansea's 2-1 defeat to Hull on Saturday means they have now conceded 61 goals in the Premier League this season, which is seven more than any other side.
And the bad news for Paul Clement is that every team to have conceded 60 goals in their first 28 Premier League matches has gone on to be relegated.
Only three sides in Premier League history have conceded more than Swansea have after 28 matches. In 1997/98 Barnsley conceded 63 goals and had 28 points (one more than Swansea's current total), and were relegated at the end of the season.
Swindon Town (in the 42-game 1993/94 season) and Fulham (2013/14) both conceded 62 times in the first 28 matches and were relegated. As you can see from the table below, Watford, Burnley and Blackburn were all relegated after conceding 60 in their first 28 matches.
Teams to have conceded 60+ goals in their first 28 matches of a Premier League season:
|Season||Team||Goals conceded||Points||Final position||Relegated?|