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Sport Premier League data dive: Greenwood joins Man Utd elite as Spurs slip up again

10:40  05 april  2021
10:40  05 april  2021 Source:   goal.com

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Mason Greenwood 's 83rd-minute header completed a hard-fought comeback win against Brighton as Man Utd strengthened their grip on second spot; Ole Gunnar Solskjaer: "When he gets those goals, we know that he's going to add another dimension to his game". Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was as delighted by Manchester United 's character against Brighton as the manner of Mason Greenwood 's scrappy winner as the teenager showed "another dimension to his game". The Red Devils' first Premier League match in three weeks got off to a poor start as Danny Welbeck scored an early opener against his

The Premier League made its comeback this weekend, and there was no shortage of drama on Sunday.

a group of baseball players playing a football game: Mason Greenwood and his team-mates celebrate © CLIVE BRUNSKILL/POOL/AFP via Getty Images Mason Greenwood and his team-mates celebrate

It was a tail of turnarounds throughout the four fixtures – three sides coming from behind to win while Newcastle United and Tottenham played out a topsy turvy 2-2 draw.

Manchester United needed a late goal to see off Brighton and Hove Albion, while Southampton and Aston Villa claimed victories.

United have now won 95 Premier League points after conceding first, seven more than any other team in the history of the competition and, using Opta data, we take a look at more of the best facts from across the day's matches.

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Joe Willock scored late on to salvage relegation-threatened Newcastle United a potentially massive point in a 2-2 draw with Tottenham, who missed the chance to go fourth. At the end of a week in which Harry Kane's future was something of a hot topic, it was only fitting for the England captain to score twice, but they were pegged back in the closing stages as Jose Mourinho's Spurs flattered to deceive again . Having already gone extremely close to opening the scoring, Newcastle went in front through Joelinton, but six minutes later the home side trailed – Kane's predatory instincts on show as he

Man utd 2-1 brighton. 86 That was Greenwood 's second goal in the Premier League this season. But the United wonderkid is gaining a lot of experience and you can bet we will see a lot more from him next season. Fernandes gets the ball down the left flank and produces a beautiful cross towards Pogba who tries an awkward volley. The Frenchman's effort bounces on the pitch and that leads to a diving header by Greenwood who gets it past Sanchez and White fails to clear it off the line.

Southampton 3-2 Burnley: Ings puts former club to the sword in thrilling fightback

Southampton picked up their first Premier League home win since their opening game in 2021 as they came from two goals down to beat Burnley 3-2, ending a run of five league outings at St. Mary's without a victory (D1 L4).

The Saints had not won a league game that they had trailed in by two goals since March 2016, when they defeated Liverpool under Ronald Koeman, but Danny Ings inspired the turnaround against his former club.

Having teed up Stuart Armstrong's goal, Ings became just the fourth player in Premier League history to score in four successive appearances against sides he has previously played for in the competition, after Robbie Keane in 2004, Jermain Defoe in 2009 and Wilfried Bony in 2017.

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Man Utd v Brighton - commentary on BBC Radio 5 Live and this page. Welbeck puts away rebound after Henderson saves his initial header. United have eight-point cushion in top four; Brighton six points above bottom three. Newcastle have lost five of their past six Premier League home games against Tottenham, having only suffered four defeats in the previous 26 top-flight meetings at St James' Park. Tottenham could win four consecutive away league fixtures against Newcastle for the first time in their history.

It was Nathan Redmond who then dealt the decisive blow, volleying in from Theo Walcott's cross after Nick Pope had brilliantly denied Ings a second.

Redmond has been directly involved in five goals in his past two games for Southampton (three goals and two assists), as many direct goal involvements as he had registered in his previous 30 appearances in all competitions combined.

Chris Wood gave Burnley the lead from a VAR-awarded penalty – the 100th spot-kick taken in the top flight this season, and the 83rd to be converted. This is only the seventh Premier League campaign to see a century of penalties awarded.

Newcastle United 2-2 Tottenham: Kane double not enough as Spurs let another lead slip

Tottenham looked set to move into the top four as they led 2-1 at Newcastle – Harry Kane's double putting them ahead after Joelinton carried on his goalscoring form against Spurs; he has now netted a total of four Premier League goals in 62 appearances, with two of those coming in four matches versus the north London team.

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Man Utd v Brighton - commentary on BBC Radio 5 Live and this page. Welbeck puts away rebound after Henderson saves his initial header. United have eight-point cushion in top four; Brighton six points above bottom three. Aston Villa 3-1 Fulham - Mings' fluffed backpass gifts Mitrovic opener, but Trezeguet's three-minute double & Watkins strike for Villa turnaround. Fulham miss chance to move out of drop zone. Newcastle 2-2 Spurs - Kane scores twice in four minutes to wipe out Joelinton's strike, on-loan Arsenal midfielder Willock scores late equaliser.

Spurs have now failed to win six Premier League games this season in which they have led at the interval – the most of any side – as they missed out on a place in the top four, but Mourinho insists his players only have themselves to blame for their latest setback. "I am frustrated. When it was put to Mourinho that his teams are normally good at holding onto leads, he said: "Same coach, different players." Spurs would have climbed above Chelsea had they held on, but they instead sit two points off a Champions League spot ahead of next week's clash with Mourinho's former team Manchester

Kane has been directly involved in 45 goals in all competitions this term, scoring 29 times and providing 16 assists, equalling his career-best tally from 2017-18 (41 goals and four assists).

He has also scored 84 goals in 120 away games in the Premier League for Spurs, the most goals any player has scored on the road for a single club in the competition, going past Wayne Rooney's 82 for Manchester United.

Yet his efforts were not enough – Joe Willock rescuing a point for relegation-battling Newcastle, who have drawn three consecutive Premier League games at St. James' Park for the first time since another three-game run spanning December 2017 and January 2018.

Tottenham have dropped four points from winning positions against Newcastle this season, their most in a campaign against a single side since also dropping four versus Arsenal and West Brom in 2015-16, while Spurs have now failed to win six Premier League games after leading at half-time, the most of any side in 2020-21.

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City is the 'easy decision' for Kane if he wants to win trophies

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Sunday's clash between Aston Villa and Fulham was the first game in Premier League history in which every player in the starting XI for both sides was born after the first ever Premier League game on August 15, 1992.

Despite Dean Smith saying he would be available, Jack Grealish was not in Villa's squad, and Fulham hit the front through Aleksandar Mitrovic, who – after 159 days and 23 games without a goal for club and country – has now scored six times in the past 12 days, five times for Serbia and once for the Cottagers.

Yet only Southampton (18) and Brighton (20) have dropped more points from winning positions in the Premier League this season than Fulham (16) after Scott Parker's third-bottom side suffered a collapse.

Trezeguet scored a rapid double – his two goals coming just 160 seconds apart. The Egypt international had previously attempted more shots without scoring than any other player in this season's Premier League (29).

Ollie Watkins helped himself to his first league goal in eight games, ending a run of 18 shots without a goal in the competition since netting versus Arsenal in February.

Manchester United 2-1 Brighton and Hove Albion: Matchwinner Greenwood in elite company

Only Wayne Rooney (15) and Marcus Rashford (13) have scored more Premier League goals as teenagers for United than Mason Greenwood (12), who struck late on to complete the turnaround at Old Trafford.

Former Red Devil Danny Welbeck opened the scoring in Sunday's final game – he became the first player to net as many as three Premier League goals against United after having appeared for the club in the competition.

The 2020-21 season is only the second to see two players who have previously appeared for Manchester United in the Premier League score against them (Wilfried Zaha and Welbeck), along with the 1997-98 campaign, when Dion Dublin and Mark Hughes did so.

But United have now won 25 points from losing positions this term, nine more than any other side, while Brighton remain winless at Old Trafford in 13 attempts in all competitions (D2 L11).

Rashford – who has only scored more league goals (five) against Leicester City than he has against the Seagulls – equalised after being teed up by Bruno Fernandes, who has been directly involved in five goals in three Premier League appearances against Brighton.

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