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Premier League Knowledge Dive: Pep Guardiola's Double Milestone, Brighton's Woodwork Ache

Manchester City maintained their march towards the Premier League title with a narrow victory over West Ham on another milestone occasion for boss Pep Guardiola. Goals from Ruben Dias and John Stones, either side of Michail Antonio's leveller, made it 20 wins in a row for City in all competitions and moved them 13 points…

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Manchester City maintained their march towards the Premier League title with a slim victory over West Ham on another milestone event for boss Pep Guardiola.

Targets from Ruben Dias and John Stones, both aspect of Michail Antonio's leveller, made it 20 wins in a row for City in all competitions and moved them 13 aspects obvious on the tip.

It also introduced up a 500th victory of Guardiola's managerial occupation with high-tier clubs - Barcelona, Bayern Munich and City - 200 of those coming with the Voters.

Some attach aside else in Saturday's motion, Brighton and Hove Albion fell to a vastly controversial defeat against West Brom in a game that saw them twice hit the woodwork from penalties, making them the first crew in Premier League history to variety so in a single game.

Aston Villa beat Leeds United to preserve their European aspirations heading in the appropriate route, meanwhile, and Newcastle United had been pegged aid by Wolves to remain in precise relegation hazard.

How on the present time's #PL motion played out pic.twitter.com/57cw479rXD

— Premier League (@premierleague) February 27, 2021

Manchester City 2-1 West Ham: Stones and Dias lengthen leaders' excellent creep

West Ham build up a solid fight nonetheless it became a predictable on the Etihad Stadium as City made it 27 games without defeat in all competitions - the second-longest creep in the membership's history after going 28 fits between April-December 2017.

Guardiola's 200th City grab came in his 273rd game guilty, the Catalan overtaking Jose Mourinho - 309 fits with Chelsea - for the quickest to attain a double century with an English high-flight membership.

West Ham possess now failed to comprehend any of their closing 11 games against City in the league, though they did change into the first crew to attain away to Guardiola's males in the league since West Brom on December 15 - a creep of 629 minutes without conceding.

Dias turned City's 19th diversified scorer this season with a header that became residing up by Kevin De Bruyne, who now has 11 Premier League assists for the promoting campaign - stage with Harry Kane - and 77 total in the competitors, transferring him into the all-time high 10.

200 - In what became correct his 273rd game guilty of Manchester City, Pep Guardiola picked up his 200th victory with the Voters – the fewest games mandatory by a supervisor of an English high-flight aspect to attain 200 wins in all competitions. Legacy. pic.twitter.com/rv5BkgoIio

— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) February 27, 2021

West Brom 1-0 Brighton and Hove Albion: Acquainted story for goal-panicked Brighton

After being stung by a gradual Christian Benteke strike in a game they dominated but lost to Crystal Palace earlier this week, Brighton had been as soon as extra left ruing their luck - or heart-broken ending and corrupt refereeing - after going the total procedure down to lowly West Brom.

Kyle Bartley headed in his third goal of the season early on for what proved to be the winner at The Hawthorns, nonetheless the scoreline did no longer utter your entire story - no longer for the first time when Brighton have an interest.

The Seagulls missed two penalties, hitting the physique of the goal from both, with Pascal Defective after which Danny Welbeck fluffing their traces from 12 yards.

Those misses had been overshadowed by referee Lee Mason's resolution to rule out Lewis Dunk's like a flash taken free-kick, which helped West Brom to elongate their unbeaten house league creep against Brighton to 11 fits - their supreme return against any aspect.

Sam Johnstone made six saves to make aid-to-aid spruce sheets in the Premier League for the first time this season, while on the equivalent time becoming the first goalkeeper in the division to attain 100-plus saves in 2020-21.

Exhausting work from the crew.

Crucial 3 aspects.

Support combating! pic.twitter.com/hHghztS3HZ

— Ample YokuÅŸlu (@Okayokuslu) February 27, 2021

Leeds United 0-1 Aston Villa: El Ghazi guides Villans to uncommon Elland Avenue grab

Anwar El Ghazi scored the supreme goal and became heavily interested all the procedure by as Villa picked up their first high-flight away grab against Leeds in seven attempts since December 2000.

Dutch winger El Ghazi became interested about seven of Villa's 9 shots, including his effectively-taken winner inner the opening five minutes. It is his sixth league goal of the season, and seventh in all competitions, which is his supreme return for the membership.

On the choice stop of the pitch, Emiliano Martinez kept his eighth away spruce sheet in the Premier League this marketing campaign, the most of any goalkeeper and the joint-most of any Villa stopper in the competitors's history, alongside Brad Friedel in 2009-10.

Leeds fired a blank for the sixth time in the league this season and possess now lost six house high-flight outings in 2020-21, which is the second-most sensible number suffered by a Marcelo Bielsa-managed aspect.

15 goal involvements for Ollie Watkins in all competitions up to now this season (12 targets, 3 assists). #LEEAVL pic.twitter.com/sC8AZhdPbl

— Aston Villa (@AVFCOfficial) February 27, 2021

Newcastle United 1-1 Wolves: Honours even again at St James' Park

Newcastle had been not off target for a unparalleled-mandatory grab earlier than Ruben Neves cancelled out Jamaal Lascelles' opener 17 minutes from time at St James' Park, though the potentially build no longer need attain as any shock.

Of your entire Premier League fixtures to possess been played on the least 10 cases, this one has viewed the supreme share of games stop in a procedure, with 9 out of 12 (75 per cent) doing so, including a creep of five successive 1-1 attracts.

Both groups possess now scored in all 12 Premier League conferences between them, making it the most-played fixture in the competitors with neither aspect preserving a spruce sheet.

Lascelles' goal became his first in the Premier League in 29 games since the corresponding fixture with Wolves closing season nonetheless the visitors, who named the equivalent starting XI for a third league game operating, hit aid by Neves' headed equaliser.

Pedro Neto despatched in the ball and has now been straight interested about 10 Premier League targets this term - five targets and five assists - which is four extra than every other Wolves player.


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