Premier League stats: Sergio Aguero, Jamie Vardy & the maths behind Mane’s moan

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By Kris Holland
BBC Sport
Blink and you missed it we are already 10% of the way through the 2019-20 Premier League season.
The latest round of matches gave although tensions were subjected at leaders Liverpool us masterclass performances in attack from Jamie Vardy and Sergio Aguero.
BBC Sport takes a look at the key stats of the weekend.
Liverpool are top of the table using a 100 percent record and claimed that a clean sheet of the year at Burnley to boot – however the talking point was provided by the substitution of Sadio Mane from the Reds’ win.
The Senegal gestured by the choice to not pass to him in space minutes of team-mate Mohamed Salah before – with all the Egyptian’s sight of goal ultimately snuffed out from the side.
But was the reaction indicative of a complaint that is wider of Mane?
Since the beginning of the 2017-18 season, Liverpool’s entrance three have generated a total of 178 opportunities for another – 59 each by Salah and Roberto Firmino, with the 60 being generated by Mane.
At first glance, that appears to show a pretty even split among the trio – but almost a quarter of their total were Mane providing an opening to Salah (43).
For Mane , back-to-back Premier League Golden Boot winner Salah has created only 25 chances by comparison, compared to 34 for Firmino.
Statistics also indicate the Brazilian forwards slightly favours selecting out Salah (33 opportunities ) over Mane (26).
More than Etihad Stadium, it was the Sergio Aguero show as Manchester City’s all time leading goalscorer struck his 169th and 170th Premier League objectives in the winners’ 4-0 win over Brighton.
In addition, it attracted the Argentine to over 1 of a century of home league goals on his home floor.
Just Thierry Henry in Highbury (114) and Wayne Rooney at Old Trafford (101) have scored more at a single place in Premier League history.
Kevin de Bruyne setup Aguero’s original after prior opening the scoring for the hosts only 68 seconds later referee Jonathan Moss had blown for kick-off.
It’ll come as small surprise that the Belgian’s finish was the fastest of the Premier League season to date – but it added to the champions’ remarkable tally of targets.
Since the start of last season, City have struck 13 occasions in the opening 10 minutes of games, six ahead of Liverpool, Everton and Tottenham (seven) in combined second on the record.
Jamie Vardy scored 2 and created the following as Brendan Rodgers’ Leicester City climbed to third in the Premier League table with a 3-1 home win over Bournemouth.
The scoring was started by the former England evoked memories of the club title year as he – taking a touch before lobbing over Aaron Ramsdale and rushing on to a forward ball.
After scoring at the Foxes’ 2-1 win at Sheffield United last weekend, now it signifies Vardy has now been directly engaged in 14 goals in 14 Premier League games under Rodgers (12 goals, 2 assists).
And Vardy’s prolific form under the Liverpool and boss elevates him into an exclusive collection of Premier League players assist per match under a specific manager or to have notched a minumum of one target.
But it is not Rodgers’ just appearance, with his management of Luis Suarez at Anfield yielding a stunning return of 1.08 goals or assists per match in 66 league games.
Frank Lampard called the Chelsea beginning 11 at the Premier League age in Saturday’s 2-2 draw with Sheffield United.
The Blues facet, which ultimately found a two-goal lead slide at Stamford Bridge, had an average age of 24 decades and 158 days.
However, in the await a first home league win of the west London club moves on, the form of Tammy Abraham continued.
Even without the 21-year-old’s two goals against the Blades, he’s scored more than any other English player at the top two tiers since the beginning of last season (like play-offs).
A tally of 30 goals in that time – including 26 in Aston Villa’s 2018-19 promotion – places him well ahead of mature England internationals Raheem Sterling (22) and Harry Kane (19).
National boss Gareth Southgate missed Abraham in his squad for the month Euro 2020 qualifying suits against Kosovo and Bulgaria – but will be not able to resist him when he maintains his form.
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