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Martin Tyler's stats: Manchester United's worst Premier League defence?
How could Liverpool make history without winning the title?
Last Updated: 23/04/19 11:46am
Is this Manchester United's leakiest defence? How could Liverpool make history without winning the title? Did Wolves set a record in their draw with Brighton?
Sky Sports commentator Martin Tyler has the answers to those questions and more in his weekly stats column, and don't forget to try his teaser in the video above.
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I was at Manchester City's win over Tottenham on Saturday and saw Phil Foden's seventh goal for Manchester City but his first in the Premier League. It was also the 99th goal City have scored in 27 home games this season.
City have still not drawn at home in the Premier League this season and Spurs have not drawn away, so we were always going to get a winner!
Spurs have lost their last eight away games against English opposition - five in the Premier League, two domestic cup exits and an away second-leg defeat in the Champions League (which obviously still saw them progress).
City have won their last 10 Premier League games, the second-best run under Pep Guardiola after winning 18 in a row last season.
Spurs have only won away at both Manchester clubs in the same season once in their history - in 1959/60. They had won 3-0 at Old Trafford this season, but couldn't add a win at the Etihad.
Green does seem to be 'in' according to the football fashion industry. According to the Premier League Handbook, Tottenham wore 'Neptune' green, while Arsenal's third kit is 'pastel' green, Cardiff's third kit is 'energy' green and Watford's away kit is called 'bold' green, while Brighton's away kit is just 'green. The Premier League is going green!
No foul play
Wolves didn't concede a foul against Brighton on Saturday, which I don't remember seeing before. Has this ever happened in the Premier League? (Jeff, Darlington)
MARTIN SAYS: Good spot! Our friends at Opta can help with this one, but their records only go back to the 2003/04 season. In that period, no other team has gone through a Premier League game without conceding at least one foul.
There have been five teams who have conceded only one foul in a game.
At the other end of the scale, West Ham conceded 34 fouls in one game against Spurs in 2007, including a last-minute penalty which Jermain Defoe missed. That's more than one every three minutes! No side has conceded more in a Premier League game since the 2003/04 season.
Most fouls conceded in a Premier League match
Man Utd's back problem
Have Manchester United ever conceded more goals in a single PL season than this one? (Mike, Wirral)
MARTIN SAYS: Your intuition is right Mike - even back in the days of 42-game seasons, United have never previously let in more than 45 goals, which they did in 2001/02 and 1999/00.
But Sunday's 4-0 defeat to Everton at Goodison Park has taken them beyond that and they have now conceded 48 with four games to go, guaranteeing their worst defensive season in the Premier League era.
United have only conceded 40 league goals or more on six occasions in the Premier League, but two of those have come since Sir Alex Ferguson's retirement. The others were in 1999/00 and 2001/02, as I mentioned above, as well as 1996/97 and his last season in 2012/13 - and that was only because of their 5-5 draw with West Brom in his final game!
In contrast, back in 2007/08 they conceded only 22 in the whole campaign, but it took only 14 games for them to reach that tally this season.
United's worst Premier League defensive records
Liverpool get to the point
Liverpool could get to 97 points this season and might not win the Premier League. Has that ever happened before in the English top division? (Claude, London)
MARTIN SAYS: If Liverpool win their final three matches, their tally of 97 points would be their best ever in the era of three points for a win.
If their previous records are adjusted to three points for a win then they would fall one short of their best ever top-flight season. They would have got 98 points in 1979, when they won Division One. However, that was a 42-game season and they had four more games!
The highest points tally (again adjusted) to fail to win the top flight came from Leeds' haul of 91 back in 1971 (Arsenal would have won the league on 94).
The next best runner-up was Manchester United, who - as you may remember - lost out on goal difference to neighbours Manchester City in 2012 with 89 points.
So if Liverpool do reach 97 points and lose out to a City side on 98 points, it will be a remarkable statistical achievement.
Highest points totals not to win the league
Southampton have now scored 12 goals from outside the box this season. Is that a Premier League record? (Solomon, Birmingham)
MARTIN SAYS: It's an impressive tally from the Saints but it's not even close to a record.
Chelsea scored with 23 goals from outside the area in 2006/07, Manchester City got 20 in 2011/12 and so did Nottingham Forest in 1995/96.
Back in 1995/96, two teams - Manchester City and Middlesbrough - didn't score a single goal from outside the box.