Tottenham continue unbeaten run, Sigurdsson reaches milestone – the best Premier League stats

Tottenham continue unbeaten run, Sigurdsson reaches milestone – the best Premier League stats
Gylfi Sigurdsson

Bournemouth moved up to fifth as they thrashed Watford, Tottenham edged past Cardiff, Gylfi Sigurdsson’s stunner saw Everton beat Leicester, Wolves continued their unbeaten run against Crystal Palace and Huddersfield claimed a point at Burnley.

Here are some of the day’s best Premier League stats:

  • Tottenham are unbeaten in their last 38 Premier League home games against promoted sides – won 35, drawn three.
  • Cardiff are winless in their first eight games to a league season for the third time, and first since 1989-90 in the old Division Three.
  • The Bluebirds have lost five consecutive Premier League games, their worst run ever in the competition.
  • Cardiff remain the only side Tottenham striker Harry Kane has faced but not scored against in the Premier League.
  • Tottenham have scored at least once in each of their last 19 Premier League home games, the longest current run in the competition.
  • Tottenham’s Eric Dier scored his first Premier League goal in 546 days – last netting against Watford at White Hart Lane in April 2017.
  • Burnley’s Johann Berg Gudmundsson has registered four Premier League assists, a joint-high in the division this season – level with Benjamin Mendy, Jose Holebas and Callum Wilson.
  • Huddersfield are without a win in their last 12 league games – drawn five, lost seven. They last endured a longer winless streak in the league in a run of 17 games ending in November 2000.
  • Crystal Palace are one of just two Premier League sides yet to score a home goal this season, along with Huddersfield.
  • Wolves have won four of their last five top-flight games, as many victories as they managed in their previous 40.
  • Everton’s Sigurdsson scored his 50th Premier League goal, the second Icelandic player to reach the milestone in the competition after former Bolton and Chelsea striker Eidur Gudjohnsen, who scored 55.
  • Sigurdsson has scored 19 Premier League goals from outside the box – no player has more since his debut in the competition, level with Philippe Coutinho.
  • Leicester captain Wes Morgan has been sent off in two of his last three Premier League games. He’d only seen red in one of his previous 137 in the competition.
  • Bournemouth’s 4-0 win at Watford is their biggest ever away top-flight victory.
  • Watford have conceded 19 penalties in the Premier League since the start of the 2015-16 season; only West Ham, with 22, have given away more.
  • Bournemouth’s Joshua King has scored 34 goals in the Premier League – only four Norwegians have scored more in the competition – Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Steffen Iversen, John Carew and Tore Andre Flo.

England's Hatton one ahead in Links treble bid

England's Hatton one ahead in Links treble bid
Tyrrell Hatton at the 18th at St Andrews

Alfred Dunhill Links Championship third-round leaderboard
-14 T Hatton (Eng); -13 M Fraser (Aus); -11 S Gallacher (Sco), T Fleetwood (Eng); -10 A Pavan (Ita), L Bjerregaard (Den); -9 B Stone (SA), M Schwab (Aut), E Molinari (It), T Pulkkanen (Fin), B Koepka (US)
Selected others: -6 P Harrington (Ire); -4 E Els (SA); -3 L Oosthuizen (SA)
Missed cut: -2 L Donald (Eng); level M Fitzpatrick (Eng); +1 P McGinley (Ire); +2 S Lowry (Ire)
Full leaderboard (external)

Tyrrell Hatton will take a one-shot lead into the final round of the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship as he seeks a third successive win in the event.

The 26-year-old Englishman, the world number 26, began day three one off the lead but made two eagles in a six-under 66 at St Andrews to reach 14 under par.

At Carnoustie, Australian Marcus Fraser returned a 67 to move second.

Ryder Cup favourite Tommy Fleetwood dropped two late shots in a 67 and shares third with Stephen Gallacher.

Hatton is now 61 under for his last 11 rounds in the tournament and is aiming to join Tiger Woods, Ernie Els and Nick Faldo as players to have won a European Tour event three times in a row.

Fraser, 40, who claimed the last of his three European titles in 2016, birdied three of the last four holes.

Scotsman Gallacher, 43, won this title in 2004 for his first European Tour victory and moved into contention again with a bogey free 66 at St Andrews.

Fleetwood had seven birdies and was only one behind Hatton but had consecutive bogeys from the 16th and then failed to birdie the 18th at St Andrews having driven the green on the par four.

“I want my picture on the bridge with the trophy,” 27-year-old world number 12 Fleetwood said. “It’s a tournament I want on my resume.”

Joint second-round leaders Andrea Pavan and Lucas Bjerregaard both had rounds of 71 at Carnoustie and share fifth at 10 under, Bjerregaard recovering from a triple bogey seven at the sixth.

US Open champion Brooks Koepka had 10 birdies in a 65 at St Andrews and is in a group at nine under also featuring Edoardo Molinari, elder brother of another Ryder Cup favourite, Francesco.

Former Ryder Cup player Ross Fisher, runner-up to Hatton in the past two years, had seven birdies in a 66 at St Andrews, and after beginning the week with a 75, moved into a share of 13th, seven shots off the lead.

Sunday’s finale at St Andrews will see a Shotgun Start – where each group will start at 08:30 BST from different holes – in an attempt to combat 40mph winds expected later in the day on the Fife coast.