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3 Intriguing Stats From The Football Weekend That Might Make Your Jaw Drop

Why did it have to be you, Auba?
In their game against Watford, despite seeing the ball 51% of the time, Arsenal were dispossessed only ONCE – Aubameyang. Just for context, Man United were dispossessed 15 times, Bournemouth 16, Crystal Palace 18, Chelsea 15, Wolves 15. In fact, Iheanacho of Leicester and McGinn of Aston Villa were dispossessed a combined 11 times. In their previous game against Aston Villa, they (Arsenal) were dispossessed 12 times. In-cre-di-ble.

Word and Opposite; Southampton and Crossing:
Crossing probably shouldn’t be Southampton’s weapon of choice. Judging by their game against Sheffield, they are pretty horrible at it. From open play, they attempted 18 crosses. None connected with their player. From corner kicks, they attempted 9 crosses. None connected with their player. Basically, they attempted 27 crosses and had a completion rate of 0%. Cross Specialist, James Ward-Prowse, attempted 14 of those crosses. Maybe the real problem is crossing against Sheffield United. They had a giant in there.

How Do You Say “That Escalated Quickly” in Portuguese?
Imagine you are watching a game and it’s the 90th minute. The score is 2-2, and you figure that the game would end that way so you change channels or go into another room to pick up something. Then you return 10 minutes later to find the referee blowing the final whistle. Game over, cool. Wait a minute! The game ended 3-3 and there were 4 red cards, 2 for both sides; 92nd, 96th, 97th and 100th minute. That was Marítimo vs Famalicão. di…whe…what???

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