Arse trivia 2011-12

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Some trivia...mainly sourced from Martin Tyler.

On 16 October 2011, Robin Van Persie scored the fastest goal of the 2011–12 Premier League season, 28 seconds into a home match against Sunderland.

Chelsea scored their 6,000th league goal in October becoming the 31st team to get 6,000 English league goals - and the third in London after Arsenal and Tottenham.
Arsenal's 5-3 win at Stamford Bridge was the first time Chelsea have conceded five at home in the Premier League and the first time since Liverpool's 5-2 win there in 1989.

Anders Lindegaard didn't let in a goal in his opening five Premier League outings against Norwich, Sunderland, Aston Villa, Fulham and Wigan. He fell one short of the record of six opening clean sheets set by former Arsenal stopper Alex Manninger.

The 20,000th Premier League goal was scored by Aston Villa's Marc Albrighton against Arsenal.

Swansea inflicted Arsene Wenger's 100th defeat as a manager in the Premier League.

Emmanuel Adebayor became the second player to score for both teams in the north London derby after Jimmy Robertson in the 1960s

Kieran Gibbs and Theo Walcott both netted in a 3-0 win for Arsenal over Aston Villa. The last time Arsenal had two English goalscorers in the same Premier League was October 4 1997 against Barnsley, when Ray Parlour, David Platt and Ian Wright all scored in a 5-0 home win (Dennis Bergkamp also got a brace).

Arsenal became the first side ever to win four consecutive Premier League games after going behind in each. Their comeback wins came against Sunderland, Tottenham, Liverpool and Newcastle.

Gael Clichy and Kolo Toure joined Nicolas Anelka, Ashley Cole by becoming Premier League winners with two clubs. Ungrateful #%$^*@!*

Robin van Persie:
• Premier League Golden Boot (1): 2011–12
• PFA Players' Player of the Year (1): 2011–12
• PFA Premier League Team of the Year (1): 2011–12
• FWA Footballer of the Year (1): 2011–12


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Their comeback wins came against Sunderland, Tottenham, Liverpool and Newcastle.

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