Manchester United stun Liverpool, Harry Kane makes history and Arsenal stay perfect The best stats from Premier League matchday three – The best stats from Premier League matchday three

Matchday 3 of the 2022/23 Premier League season evoked even more entertainment as we watched the high-scoring encounters and upsets produced throughout the top flight.

With a total of 32 goals, the 10 encounters are the most goals in a matchday this season, with Leeds, Newcastle, Arsenal, Fulham and Manchester City all scoring three goals.

Below, The Sporting News dives into the data to bring you the key storylines from Round 3 of the 2022/23 Premier League season.

Harry Kane makes Premier League history

Despite touching just 12 times in the first half of Tottenham’s home game against Wolves on Saturday – the fewest players on the pitch – Harry Kane still found time to re-enter the Premier League record books.

In a game where the visitors dominated the first half and went into the break with a 12-2 lead in terms of shots on goal, Kane’s finish in the 64th minute meant the Spurs earned a 1-0 win , to score seven points before their opening matches.

With that goal, Kane added 185 Premier League goals for Tottenham colors, the most by a player for a single club in competition history, as he overtook Sergio Aguero’s 184 for Manchester City.

The win also means Spurs are unbeaten in their last nine games in the top flight (S6, D3) as manager Antonio Conte may be eyeing a potential Premier League title win.

Wilfried Zaha and Crystal Palace put pressure on Gerrard

A Wilfried Zaha-inspired Crystal Palace side defeated Aston Villa on Saturday as the London side claimed their first win of the new season.

The Eagles – who are impressing under manager Patrick Vieira – were bolstered by a brace from Zaha to take his tally to 12 Premier League goals in 2022, third most of any player behind Spurs pair Kane and Son Heung-min. A late Jean-Philippe Mateta strike sealed the 3-1 win while Steven Gerrard continues to struggle on the Villa Park hotseat.

Crystal Palace's Wilfried Zaha

Palace midfielder Eberechi Eze also excelled, winning a total of 12 ties, the most of any player on Matchday 3.

As a result of his most recent loss, Gerrard has now won just 11 of his 31 games in charge of the villains (D5, L15), making him one of the unlikely early sack race leaders this season.

Arteta’s arsenal goes to the top and remains perfect

After Matchday 3, Arsenal top the Premier League standings as they recorded three wins from three thanks to a routine away win at Bournemouth.

New captain Martin Odegaard scored a quick brace – his first since his brace against Lilleström in November 2014 while playing for Stromsgodset – before defender William Saliba sealed a 3-0 win.

The Gunners’ three wins in their opening three Premier League games are their best start to the season since 2005/06, when they won all five of their opening games. Arsenal finished second in the league that season.

Saint-Maximin is playing game of the season contenders with Man City

After losing 4-0 and 5-0 to Manchester City last season, Eddie Howe and Newcastle supporters may have expected more when Ilkay Gundogan gave the visitors a fifth-minute lead.

But that Newcastle side are now made of far sterner stuff under the former Bournemouth manager, as evidenced by a comeback that saw them lead 3-1 midway through the second half thanks to goals from Miguel Almiron, Callum Wilson and Kieran Trippier.

Erling Haaland and Bernardo Silva ensured City hit back to earn a 3-3 draw but Howe eventually clinched his first point from the champions on the 13th try.

A certain Allan Saint-Maximin also accepted our Premier League MVP award on Matchday 3 after putting in an impressive performance that included two assists and winning the free-kick for Trippier’s goal.

Ten Hags Manchester United running

With Liverpool beating them 5-0 in the relevant game last season after being embarrassed by Brighton and Brentford, it was easy to see why Manchester United fans feared their encounter with Liverpool on Monday.

But goals from Jadon Sancho and a rejuvenated Marcus Rashford led them to a deserved 2-1 win as Erik ten Hag’s decision to bench captain Harry Maguire and Cristiano Ronaldo was fully confirmed.

After their listless performance in the 4-0 defeat at Brentford, the most notable element of United’s performance was their superb collective effort. They covered 113.8 kilometers in the game against Liverpool, compared to 95.5 kilometers last weekend.

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