The English top-flight is known for producing historic and bizarre moments.
The English Premier League is undoubtedly one of the leading leagues in the world. Since its inaugural season in 1992-93, the Premier League has produced some of the most iconic moments in world football. While on the other hand, there have also been some bizarre moments.
From Sergio Aguero’s last-minute Premier League-winning goal against QPR to lift the 2011-12 title to Darren Bent scoring one of the weirdest goals with the help of a beach ball against Liverpool. From Sir Alex Ferguson’s Manchester United dominance to Arsenal’s invincibles to Pep Guardiola’s Centurions, the Premier League have seen it all.
Here we take a look at the top 10 Premier League records that will never be broken:
10. 17 away games lost in one season
During the 2009-10 Premier League campaign, Burnley lost 17 out of the 19 away league games. The Clarets only managed to win one game against Hull City and managed a draw against Manchester City. Burnley ended the season in 18th position and were relegated to the Championship as they managed to grab just 30 points from 38 games.
9. One win in the whole season
The 2007-08 Premier League season was historic for Derby County, but not in the way the fans would have imagined. The club finished dead bottom of the Premier League table and grabbed just 11 points in the whole campaign. They also managed to win just one of the 38 Premier League games that campaign.
8. Fastest hat-trick ever
On May 15 2015, Sadio Mane set the record for the fastest hat-trick ever, in just 2 minutes and 56 seconds, Southampton faced Aston Villa, Mane scored the first goal in the 13th minute and then managed to score two goals in the next two minutes. Southampton won the game 6-1 against Aston Villa.
7. Most consecutive games
US international goalkeeper Brad Friedel holds one of the craziest Premier League records ever. The former Spurs goalkeeper managed to play 310 consecutive matches in the Premier League from 2004 to 2012. Friedel featured for Blackburn Rovers, Aston Villa and Spurs during this incredible run.
6. 20 goals and assists in a single campaign
Managing 20 goals in a single Premier League campaign is already a very hard task to manage. But adding 20 assists in the same Premier League campaign is something almost unthinkable. But Arsenal legend Thierry Henry managed to score 20 goals and record 20 assists during the 2002-03 Premier League season. Lionel Messi is the only other player to manage the same record in one of the European top five leagues.
5. Best defensive season
José Mourinho‘s Chelsea in the 2004-05 season not only won the Premier League, but they also managed the best defensive season in the English top flight. The blues conceded just 15 goals during the entire league campaign. Chelsea legendary goalkeeper Petr Cech kept 24 clean-sheets that term. The 24 clean-sheets record set by Petr Cech is still yet to be broken till now.
4. Most points in a season
Pep Guardiola has set new standards in the Premier League in terms of points per seasons. Manchester City claimed 100 points in Premier League 2017-18. The citizens won 32 of the 38 Premier League games and lost just two games all season. Liverpool came close to the 100-point mark, but ended the season with 99 points to their name.
3. Most points in a season without winning the title
Liverpool and Manchester City have dominated the Premier League in recent years. But the fierce rivalry was at its peak in the 2018-19 season. Both clubs were on top form and went toe-to-toe every week. The title was decided on the last day of the season. Manchester City won the title with 98 points to their name, while Liverpool ended the season with 97 points and missed out on the title just by one point at the end.
2. Smallest title-winning margin
Possibly the most famous Premier League moment ever, the famous Sergio Aguero goal to hand Manchester City the title. Manchester City and Manchester United went into the final day of the season tied on points. Manchester United won the game on final day, but Manchester City were still behind going into the final moments of the game. Aguero scored in the 94th minute to hand his side the title. Manchester City won the title with a difference of 0 points and just a +8 goal difference.
1. 49 games unbeaten run
Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal went unbeaten for 49 successive league games between May 2003 and October 2004. 38 of these 49 league games came in the ‘Invincibles’ season as the Gunners went unbeaten in the entirety of the 2003-04 season. They won 26 games and drew the reaming 12 games to end the season with a golden Premier League trophy and the title invincible.