Sunday, August 16, 2009

Only one opener...

Everton 1 Arsenal 6There can only be one opening game per club each year but what a way to do it: young guns open fire. Arsenal yesterday "equalled the biggest opening-day victory in Premier League history". Who would have thought it? Records show that Arsenal have won more opening day Premier League matches than any other team (11) and have not conceded more than a single goal in any of their opening matches since 1993 and also hold an unbeaten record of 12 away league games says Alan Hansen (whilst predicting a draw...well we all did!) The BBC say that Everton scored an "inconsequential" goal in injury time...but not so fast, inconsequential? But for that goal Arsenal would have beaten the record and not equalled it! In case you're interested the last time was in the very first Premiership season when Leeds Utd beat Tottenham 5-0, also on on August 15 but in 1992. Pub Quiz handy info is that in the same game Eric Cantona was the first player to score a hat-trick in the Premier League.

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