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🦁 Best Premier League facts from 2000/01: Vieira red cards, bank on Hasselbaink, Becks bags assists
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🦁 Best Premier League facts from 2000/01: Vieira red cards, bank on Hasselbaink, Becks bags assists

Back down memory lane we go, this time it's the 2000/01 season of the Premier League where we fix our focus. 

Here are the best facts, figures and stats to impress your friends.

🙀 Best facts from the Premier League 2000/01 season

  • Manchester United secured the Premier League title on April 14th with a 4-2 win against Coventry City; this remains the earliest date a Premier League champion has been confirmed.
  • Manchester United became the first side to win the Premier League in three consecutive seasons, and the first top-flight side to do so since Liverpool between 1981/82 and 1983/84.
  • Manchester United became the first side to win the Premier League in three consecutive seasons, and the first top-flight side to do so since Liverpool between 1981/82 and 1983/84.
  • Scoring 23 goals, Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink became the first foreign player to win the Premier League Golden Boot twice (also in 1998/99). In the season in between, he scored 24 goals for Atlético Madrid in LaLiga.
  • David Beckham recorded 10+ assists for the fourth-straight Premier League campaign - this has only been matched once since, by Christian Eriksen between 2015/16 and 2018/19.
  • Patrick Vieira became the first and only player to be sent off in each of the opening two games of the season, versus Sunderland on August 19th and versus Liverpool on August 21st.
  • Mark Viduka netted four times against Liverpool at Elland Road in November, becoming the first Leeds
    player to do so in a league game since Allan Clarke in 1971, while he was the first player to do so versus the Reds since Jimmy Greaves in 1963.
  • In December, Ledley King scored after 9.82 seconds against Bradford for Spurs; the fastest goal in Premier League history for 18 years & 135 days, until Shane Long netted after just 7.69 seconds for Southampton against Watford in April 2019.

We'll be back tomorrow with more stats, trivia, quizzes and more from the Premier League and indeed the rest of the world. 

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