Premier League Fun Facts: Attack and Defence
Trivia fans will enjoy the collection below of fun facts relating to Attack and Defence in the last Premier League season.
The fastest goal as a substitute in the Premier League came from Sammy Ameobi in Newcastle United’s match against Tottenham when he scored after just eight seconds. Similarly, Sadio Mane’s hat-trick for Southampton against Aston Villa took him just two minutes and 56 seconds, the fastest ever in the Premier League. Also, this season John Terry became the Premier League’s all-time highest scoring defender with 39 goals to his name.
On the defence side Thibaut Courtois has kept 12 clean sheets in his debut Premier League season. In their last 23 seasons in the Premier League West Ham have ended with a negative goal difference. Finally, QPR’s Richard Dunne has become the first player to reach double figures for own goals in the Premier League’s history.