Best 11

Best 11: the weekend’s best Premier League photos

Hero tatts and upside down play in this week’s roundup of the best top-flight pictures.

By Daffydd Bynon @daff_25

Sergio Agüero carries the match ball away after scoring his 12th Premier League hat-trick, overtaking previous hat-trick record-holder Alan Shearer, and also becoming the leading foreign goalscorer in the history of the competition.
Photograph: Tom Flathers/MCFC via Getty Images
Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe screams instructions as he watches his team go down 3-0 against resurgent Watford at the Vitality Stadium. The Cherries have now lost 81 Premier League matches since their first campaign in the competition in 2015-16 – only today’s victors Watford (82) have suffered more since then. The Cherries have also conceded the most goals in the competition since their first game back in August 2015 (300).
Photograph: Matthew Childs/Action Images via Reuters
Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho on his knees after Giovani Lo Celso misses a chance to score late in the game. Spurs have conceded 20 goals in 13 matches in all competitions under Jose Mourinho; it took Mourinho’s Chelsea side 44 games before letting in their 20th goal during his first spell managing in England in the 2004-05 season.
Photograph: Javier García/BPI/Shutterstock
Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk (left), Tottenham Hotspur’s Lucas Moura (second left) and Serge Aurier jump for a high ball during Liverpool’s 1-0 win at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. Liverpool have 61 points in the Premier League in 2019-20 – the most any side has ever registered after 21 games in a single season across Europe’s big five leagues (under three points for a win).
Photograph: Dylan Martinez/Reuters
Everton’s Richarlison bends a shot around Brighton & Hove Albion defender Adam Webster to score the opening goal – and the winner – for the Toffees at Goodison Park. Since the start of last season, only Liverpool (15) have kept more clean sheets at home in the Premier League than Everton (14).
Photograph: Paul Ellis/AFP via Getty Images
Shirtless Southampton striker Danny Ings celebrates netting the winner in the Saints’ 2-1 away victory against Leicester at the King Power Stadium. So far this season, Ings has scored 40% of his Premier League career goals (14/35) – he is the club’s highest-scoring player in a single campaign since Jay Rodriguez in 2013-14 (15).
Photograph: Plumb Images/LCFC via Getty Images
Anthony Martial (left) celebrates with Victor Lindelof after scoring United’s third goal against Norwich. Martial has been involved in 14 goals in 22 games in all competitions for United this season (11 goals, 3 assists), as many as in 38 appearances last term (12 goals, 2 assists).
Photograph: Magi Haroun/Shutterstock
A heavily tattooed Manchester United fan pictured outside Old Trafford, before the Red Devils’ emphatic 4-0 success against Norwich City.
Photograph: Jon Super/Reuters
ames Tarkowski of Burnley takes out Tammy Abraham of Chelsea. Abraham scored the second goal to help his side win 3-0 at Stamford Bridge. Abraham has scored 13 Premier League goals for Chelsea this season – Frank Lampard is the only Englishman to score more in a single campaign in the competition for the club (he did so three times).
Photograph: Elli Birch/IPS/Shutterstock
Arsenal defender David Luiz falls on his head during the 1-1 draw against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park. The Gunners have failed to win any of their previous 15 Premier League away games against teams starting the day above them in the table (D4 L11), since a 5-2 victory at Leicester back in September 2015.
Photograph: David Klein/Reuters
Sheffield United’s Oliver McBurnie celebrates with his team-mates after scoring the only goal of the game to beat West Ham at Bramall Lane and move to fifth place in the table. United have won 14 points from the last 21 available at home in the Premier League (W4 D2 L1), with their only defeat in this run coming against Newcastle at the beginning of December (2-0).
Photograph: Michael Regan/Getty Images

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