7 things you didn’t know about the English Premier League
The English Premier League is known as one of the best football leagues in the world. Throughout the years, the English Premier League has helped in making history and a lot of players. There are a lot of English Premier League facts that you should know about, and it will make you fascinated by the league.
Here are some facts:
1. Two players in the league were allowed to and have scored penalty shots with both feet. This isn’t a big surprise considering the fact why the best strikers in the world ever choose to kick the ball towards the goal with their off-foot. Obafemi Martins and Bobby Zamora have done it with both feet.
2. It might not be a big surprise because of this player’s career length as he was replaced in-game a lot of times in league history. In the history of the league, Ryan Giggs was subbed out of the game around 134 times in total.
3. Mario Balotelli was able to record only one assist during his time in the English Premier League. Yes, it is right. The player was able to record only one assist during his time in Britain for both Manchester City and Liverpool. When he shuttled the ball to Sergio Aguero, who also put the ball back in net and helped secure the title for the first time.
4. Brian Deane is known for scoring his very first goal at the English Premier League. English soccer has been one of the oldest things, but the English Premier League is still a new thing. Dean scored the first goal in the Premier League for Sheffield United while they were playing against the famous Manchester United.
5. Till now, there are only three players in the league history who were able to score, commit, and assist their own goal in one game. The players are known as Kevin Davies, Gareth Bale, and Wayne Rooney. Davies scored his goal in 2008 against Aston Vila, Bale scored the goal in 2012 against Liverpool, and Rooney also scored the goal in the same year but against Stoke City.
6. Two teams won the league just one time. Leicester won in the 2015-16 season, and the other team known as Blackburn won the league in 1994-95 season. When Leicester won the league, it was a big shock and surprise for the world, and it is still known as a big underdog for everyone.7. Alan Shearer is known as one of the players who has scored the most goals in the English Premier League. Shearer has enjoyed his long and comforting career while playing for the New Castle, Southampton, and Blackburn. He has scored around 283 goals, for which he scored 30 goals in the English Premier League. He is also known as the player who holds the record for most hat tricks in the league and also the record for penalty goals, which are around 58.