Sports Data Analysis

Nerds of Sport takes a data-driven look at trends in sport.

Man City 0-2 Wolves

MATCH DAY 8 City’s defensive weaknesses are exploited to the full by Wolves, who deservedly win at the Etihad. Two goals from Adama Traore mean City is now 8 points behind Liverpool.

Liverpool 2-1 Leicester

MATCH DAY 8 Third-placed Leicester’s James Maddison equalises Sadio Mane’s opener with 10 minutes on the clock. But a stoppage-time penalty from James Milner wins it for Liverpool.

Chelsea 1-2 Liverpool

MATCH DAY 6 Liverpool doesn’t have the best away record against fellow Big 6 clubs. But they still have enough to win at Stamford Bridge against Frank Lampard’s young Chelsea side.

Norwich 3-2 Man City

MATCH DAY 5 City falls to a surprise 3-2 defeat at Carrow Road, with a dreadful Otamendi error leading to the winner. A few days later, defender John Stones injures himself in Ukraine.

Liverpool 3-1 Arsenal

MATCH DAY 3 Liverpool faces their first major test in the top-of-the table-clash against Arsenal. David Luiz’s brain fart and Salah’s brilliance seals all 3 points and maintains Liverpool’s 100% record.

Man City 2-2 Spurs

MATCH DAY 2 City dominates Spurs at the Etihad, with 30 shots to Tottenham’s 3. But careless defending, rotten luck and VAR means Guardiola’s side drops their first points of the season.

Liverpool 4-1 Norwich

MATCH DAY 1 Liverpool meets newly-promoted Norwich in the season opener at Anfield. The Reds go 4-0 up at half-time before the Canaries pull a goal back through Teemu Pukki.