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Aston Villa 1-0 Arsenal (EPL)

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Arsenal have only come back to win one of the last 21 Premier League away games in which they’ve trailed at half time (D4 L16), although that one victory came in this exact fixture last season, winning 4-2 at Villa Park (1-2 at half time).

Aston Villa have won 15 consecutive home league matches for the first time in their history.

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Bukayo Saka is the fifth-youngest player in Premier League history to reach 150 games:

  • Wayne Rooney – 21 years, 67 days
  • Cesc Fàbregas – 21 years, 210 days
  • James Milner – 21 years, 310 days
  • Raheem Sterling – 22 years, 87 days
  • Bukayo Saka – 22 years, 95 days

Leon Bailey has scored or assisted in each of his last seven Premier League games at Villa Park (4 goals, 4 assists), despite only starting three of those games.

John McGinn has scored four goals in the Premier League this season, his best return in a single campaign in the competition.

Aston Villa have become the fourth team to play the previous season’s top two in consecutive Premier League matches and win them both, after Liverpool in December 2000, Southampton in May 2001 and Manchester United in December 2002.

There were 63 tackles in Aston Villa (32) vs Arsenal (31), the most of any Premier League game this season. It’s the first game to see both sides make 30+ tackles since Tottenham vs Crystal Palace in September 2015.

Aston Villa have earned 35+ points after 16 games of a top-flight campaign for the fifth time (counting 3pts per win all-time), after:

  • 1898-99 – Champions
  • 1899-00 – Champions
  • 1910-11 – 2nd
  • 1980-81 – Champions

Unai Emery is the fifth manager to win 15 consecutive Premier League home games in charge of a club – the other four have all won the title (Ferguson, Mancini, Klopp, Guardiola).

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