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#WSPNumbersGame – Manchester Rules Supreme

Marcus Rashford, Willy Caballero, Manchester United, Manchester City, Capital One Cup, Premier League
Marcus Rashford scored a brace against Arsenal and Willy Caballero made three penalty shoot-out in the Capital One Cup final against Liverpool.

Two very crucial matches were played in English Football over the weekend – Manchester United vs Arsenal in the Premier League and Liverpool vs Manchester City in the Capital One Cup final. In the end it turned out to be a good day for the two teams from Manchester as Arsenal faltered in the Premier League race to go five points behind Leicester City and Jurgen Klopp failed to pick up his first piece of silverware as Liverpool coach.

Take a look at some key stats that emerged from these two matches.

Liverpool 1 (1) – 1 (3) Manchester City, Capital One Cup Final

  • After the loss to Manchester City in the Capital One Cup final, Jurgen Klopp has now lost a cup final in four successive seasons as a manager.
  • After the victory over Liverpool, Manchester City have succeded in winning four of their five League Cup finals (1970, 1976, 2014 and 2016).
  • The Capital One Cup final saw Liverpool lose a penalty shootout only for the fourth time (out of 18 shootouts overall).
  • For the third successive time, a Capital One Cup final involving Liverpool went into extra time.
  • With his equaliser against Manchester City, Philippe Coutinho has now scored in five of his six appearances against them in all competitions.
  • 32 goals have been scored in the last 8 games involving Liverpool & Man City, with both teams scoring in each match played.

Manchester United 3 – 2 Arsenal, Premier League

  • The victory over Arsenal menats that Manchester United had won back-to-back Premier League home games for the first time since September 2015.
  • The loss to Manchester United was only the second time Mesut Ozil had both scored and assisted in a Premier League away game for Arsenal.
  • Mesut Özil has now mustered 18 Premier League assists this season. Only Thierry Henry, with 20 assists in a Premier League season, has more.
  • Wayne Rooney and Marcus Rashford were exactly the same age (18y 120d) when they scored their first Premier League brace.
  • With his first goal against Arsenal, Marcus Rashford became the third youngest player to score in the Premier League for Manchester United (behind Macheda & Welbeck).

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