Premier League 2022-23, Nunez helps Liverpool thrash Southampton 3-1: Stats
Darwin Nunez slotted a brace as Liverpool torched Southampton 3-1 on matchday 16 of Premier League 2022-23. Roberto Firmino's opener put Liverpool in the lead only for Che Adams to level the scenes minutes later. Liverpool doubled the lead through Nunez with Harvey Eliott making an assist. Nunez added a 3rd from close range from Andy Robertson's assist. Here's more.
Liverpool torch Southampton 3-1
Brazilian Firmino shrugged aside his FIFA World Cup snub by heading the Reds from Robertson's assist. The Saints canceled the lead through an unmarked Adams. Nunez poked past Gavin Bazunu from close quarters before converting the third. Liverpool would've won by a bigger margin if not for two sensational saves by 20-year-old Gavin Bazunu. Meanwhile, Liverpool's Alisson saved Adams' header in the 77th minute.
78 PL goals for Firmino
Firmino was all over Anfield as he fetched his seventh PL goal in 13 appearances this season, besides three assists. He now owns 78 goals in 244 PL appearances.
Unique team records from the match
Liverpool have won 10 of the last 11 PL games against Southampton (L1), scoring at least twice in each victory. Southampton have been win-less in nine PL away games against the Reds (D2 L7), since a 1-0 win in September 2013.
Record PL assists for Robertson
Robertson was instrumental in two of Liverpool's goals in the concluded fixture. As per Opta, he has now equaled Leighton Baines as the defender with the most assists in Premier League history (53). Notably, they are the only defenders with 50-plus assists in the competition's history. Robertson unlocked the feat in his 173rd PL fixture for the Reds.
600 PL appearances for Milner
Midfielder James Milner recorded his 600th appearance in the top-flight. As per Opta, he became only the fourth player to reach the milestone in the history of the Premier League, after Gareth Barry (653), Ryan Giggs (632), and Frank Lampard (609). A versatile player, Milner owns 19 PL goals in his kitty
Tottenham outfox Leeds United 4-3
Antonio Conte's Tottenham prevailed 4-3 against a 10-man Leeds United. Rodrigo Bentancur scored a brace in the last 10 minutes of regulation time to put Spurs in lead. Harry Kane (25') and Ben Davies (51') too entered the scoresheet. For Leeds, Rodrigo Moreno's brace went in vain. Tottenham have rescued 13 points from losing position in PL 2022-23, the most by any side.
Kane's consistency needs a mention
Kane has collected 12 goals across 15 appearances in PL 2022-23. As per Squawka, he has scored in seven consecutive PL home games. Meanwhile, the prolific striker has raced to 195 goals in the English top-flight.
A look at the standings
Liverpool (22) trumped Brighton (21) to be seated temporarily sixth in the PL 2022-23 standings (W6 D4 L4). Arsenal (34) and Manchester City (32) occupy the top two positions, respectively. Tottenham (29) registered their ninth win to be seated third. Leeds United (15 points) are placed 14th with seven defeats. Meanwhile, relegation-facing Southampton (12) now occupy the 19th spot (W3 D3 L9).