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Phil Foden's hat-trick helped Manchester City secure a 3-1 win, setting a record collective 45-goal haul for a Premier League round. Only two teams failed to score over the weekend, as the league witnessed a record-breaking goal count.
It followed a weekend where only West Ham, losing 3-0 at Manchester United, and Sheffield United, beaten 5-0 by Aston Villa, failed to score.
The 2023-24 season has the highest rate of goalscoring in Premier League history, with an average of 3.20 goals per game. This surpasses the previous record of 2.85 goals per game from last season.
The self-proclaimed best league in the world just got better, though a statistical curiosity is that after last weekend the Bundesliga had a near-identical rate of 571 goals in 179 matches 3.19 and the Dutch Eredivisie had witnessed 577 goals at a 3.21 average.