1 - Joe Hart could be the first English goalkeeper to make a Serie A appearance since the league began in 1929/30. Arrivederci. 47 minutes ago

4 - Jose Mourinho is the first @ManUtd manager to win his opening four competitive matches in charge of the club. Special. 2 hours ago

5 - Pep Guardiola is the first @ManCity manager to win his opening five competitive games in a charge of the club. Revolution. 2 hours ago

2 - Arsenal have already won the same number of penalties in 2016-17 as they did last season. Buses. 16 hours ago

6 - Only Harry Kane (15) has scored more goals in all comps for Spurs in 2016 than Nacer Chadli (6). Move. 20 hours ago

12.5 - Adam Lallana ran 12.5km in the match against Spurs, the most ground covered by any PL player in a game this season. Energy. 20 hours ago

33 – Raheem Sterling has had more touches in the opposition box than any other PL player this season (33). Inspired. https://t.co/LKAuyDM1fh 21 hours ago

2012 - Arsenal won the @FAWSL unbeaten in 2012. Invincibles. twitter.com/jpowell40/stat… 23 hours ago

7 - Sofiane Boufal last 8 shots on target in Ligue 1 : ⚽️ Goal ⚽️ Goal 👐 Saved ⚽️ Goal ⚽️ Goal ⚽️ Goal ⚽️ Goal ⚽️ Goal Saint.@SouthamptonFCC 23 hours ago

131 - Sergio Agüero has had a hand in 131 goals in 153 Premier League appearances for Manchester City (105 goals, 26 assists). Integral. 29 Aug

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