A seismic 10- objective swing in fortunes, a simple 78 days apart.
Southampton supervisor Ralph Hasenhuttl demanded Saturday that his side’s success over Leicester was not about revenge for their 9-0 thrashing in October – but it must have tasted quite sweet.
Meanwhile, Carlo Ancelotti wants to construct ‘Fortress Goodison’ as Jose Mourinho struggles to plug Tottenham’s protective leak.
Here, BBC Sport takes a look at the weekend’s crucial Premier League data.
Southampton’s sweet advancement
” We didn’t desire to have vengeance. We desired to show ourselves how far we are now in our advancement. This was the only target we had,” Hasenhuttl told BBC Sport following Saints’ 2-1 win over Leicester City.
A record-equalling capitulation at the hands of Brendan Rodgers’ Foxes 11 weeks earlier appeared to indicate Hasenhuttl’s time as Southampton manager was nearing an uncomfortable conclusion.
The club’s worst lead to its 134- year existence equalled the greatest thumping in Premier League history and left Saints bogged down in the transfer places.
Prior to the November international break, Southampton had actually taken simply 8 points from their opening 12 components.
Quick forward to 2020 and just runaway Premier League leaders Liverpool – having made the very best ever begin to a Premier League project – and reigning champions Manchester City stand above Hasenhuttl’s revitalised side in the type table over the past 10 video games.
They have actually given that collected 20 points from 10 games to leap from 19 th to level with 10 th-placed Toolbox in the table – and now sit six points from a Europa League position and 8 clear of the drop zone.
That may have something to do with striker Danny Ings, who took his goal tally to 16 for the season, with 15 in his past 17 video games – 40%of the 27- year-old’s Premier League objectives have arrived this season.
Leicester’s only goal this time around made Southampton the 25 th side to yield 10 against a single challenger in a Premier League season, but just the 3rd side to manage a favorable 10- goal swing in the scoreline.
Manchester United, previous sole owners of the most significant win in Premier League history, recuperated from a 3-2 defeat by Ipswich to win the reverse fixture 9-0 in 1994-95, while Chelsea lost 3-1 to Wigan prior to clinching the title with an 8-0 win in 2009-10
Everton were the last side to ship 10 goals against a single challenger – losing 5-2 and 5-1 versus Toolbox in the 2017-18 campaign – and, possibly remarkably, Saturday’s win saw Saints become the fourth side to do so and still win one of the 2 conferences.
|Teams to yield 10 goals against a Premier League challenger and still record a win|
|1994-95||Wimbledon||Aston Vacation Home||4||3||H||Win|
|Wimbledon||Aston Vacation Home||1||7||A||Lose|
|1994-95||Ipswich Town||Manchester United||3||2||H||Win|
|Ipswich Town||Manchester United||0||9||A||Lose|
Can Ancelotti develop Fortress Goodison?
While Hasenhuttl has been hectic making the case for clubs sticking to their supervisor, Ancelotti and Nigel Pearson are doing a good job in forwarding the opposite argument at Everton and Watford respectively.
On Merseyside, Ancelotti appears to have his eyes set on developing Goodison Park as a fortress.
The Italian previous Chelsea boss marked his 40 th house Premier League video game with a 1-0 triumph over Brighton on Saturday.
That result takes his house clean sheet portion to an incredible 60%- the highest of anybody to handle 40 or more home games in the competition.
Director of football Marcel Brands resolved a group of angry fans at the club’s training headquarters in the consequences of Everton’s limp derby defeat by under-strength Liverpool in the FA Cup, and Ancelotti utilized Saturday’s much enhanced display screen to require sustained house assistance.
” The support of the stadium is truly important for us. When we play here we desire to feel at home,” he stated.
However Goodison evidently currently feels really much at home for a Toffees side who have now kept 10 clean sheets in their past 16 home league video games.
In fact, only Liverpool (15) have actually kept more home clean sheets in the division because the start of last season than Everton – with Chelsea the just other side able to match the Toffees’ tally of 14.
Dream football managers, remember.
Mourinho’s protective issues
Ancelotti might be receiving a call from Tottenham counterpart Mourinho at some point soon.
Popular for developing dogged defences at Chelsea, Inter Milan and Real Madrid, the Portuguese is having a hard time to have a comparable effect at Spurs.
They have only kept two tidy sheets all season, the joint-worst record in the league along with rock-bottom Norwich.
But a 1-0 defeat by leaders Liverpool implies Tottenham have actually currently yielded 20 goals in their 13 games under Mourinho, keeping one clean sheet in that time.
That makes them the quickest of any Mourinho group to have delivered 20 goals.
Certainly, in his very first stint in England with Chelsea, it took Mourinho’s water-tight Blues a remarkable 44 games to yield that lots of.
And of his 8 supervisory spells, only at Porto and Manchester United has a Mourinho side conceded 20 goals prior to his 20 th match in charge.
Rashford’s 200 th as Greenwood makes his case
It was a perfect weekend for Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford, who marked his 200 th United look with 2 goals in a 4-0 win over Norwich.
At 22 years and 2 months old, he is the fourth youngest player to reach the landmark for Manchester United behind Norman Whiteside, George Finest and Ryan Giggs – and 6 months ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo.
Rashford is already enjoying his most respected Premier League project after the first 22 games, registering 14 objectives.
He has scored 19 goals this season, a tally improved just by Raheem Sterling’s 20 amongst Premier League gamers, and now has 64 goals for United given that making his debut in February 2016.
On The Other Hand, 18- year-old academy graduate Mason Greenwood is starting to shimmer.
A goal 5 minutes after emerging from the bench made it three goals in his past five league looks and took the striker’s tally to 9 for the season.
His four in the Premier League is two times as many as any other teen in the competition in 2019-20, with Newcastle’s Matthew Longstaff and Brighton’s Aaron Connolly (both two) the only others to score more than once.
Greenwood just has till completion of next season if he is to fall Robbie Fowler’s 1994-95 record of 23 goals by a teen in a single Premier League season, however.