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Opta quiz: 10 questions on the 2019/20 Premier League season… so far

March 20, 2020

PRETTY much all we can do these days is remember things, so here’s a quiz on the season so far in the Premier League, and never has a season been more of a season so far than 2019-20 (so far). 

*Scroll down to the bottom of the page for the answers*

 

1. Grant Hanley’s own goal against Liverpool kicked the season off. Who was the player to put through his own net in the only other PL campaign to commence with an own goal?
 

a) Kieran Trippier
b) Kyle Walker
c) Phil Jones
d) Richard Dunne
 

2. After eight games of the season, how many PL clubs had faced more shots than the infamously bad Derby County team of 2007-08 had at the same stage?
 

a) Two
b) Three
c) Four
d) Five
 

3. Southampton’s Ryan Bertrand received the first VAR red card in his side’s record breaking 9-0 defeat to Leicester but who was the referee in Stockley Park who decided it was a sending off?
 

a) Mike Dean
b) Kevin Friend
c) Andre Marriner
d) Darren England

4. Manchester United’s 1-1 draw with Liverpool in October saw both sides benefit from goals by English players (Rashford and Lallana) in this fixture for the first time since which pairing?
 

a) Beckham and Owen
b) Scholes and Murphy
c) Cole and Fowler
d) Scholes and Gerrard
 

5. Who is the highest scoring Premier League player yet to score on a Saturday this season?
 

a) Scott McTominay
b) Adama Traore
c) Diogo Jota
d) Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
 

6. Who has the highest xG figure this season of players yet to score a PL goal?
 

a) David McGoldrick
b) Jesse Lingard
c) Dominic Solanke
d) Che Adams
 

7. Who is the only player to record 10+ shots in a single Premier League game this season?
 

a) Jamie Vardy
b) Riyad Mahrez
c) Ayoze Perez
d) Mohamed Salah

8. What landmark was achieved in Manchester City’s 8-0 win against Watford?
 

a) First time Watford conceded eight in a league game
b) Mike Dean awards his 150th penalty in the PL
c) Sergio Aguero reaches 200 PL goals
d) Pep Guardiola’s 500th league win as a manager
 

9. Which Premier League goalkeeper has not been in his own penalty box for 15% of the goals he has conceded this season?
 

a) Claudio Bravo
b) Adrian
c) Jordan Pickford
d) Pepe Reina
 

10. Who scored the final headed goal before the Coronavirus caused the postponement of the Premier League?
 

a) Marcos Alonso
b) Jamie Vardy
c) Callum Wilson
d) Billy Sharp
 

Answers

1. Kyle Walker
2. 5
3. Mike Dean
4. Beckham and Owen
5. Diogo Jota
6. David McGoldrick
7. Riyad Mahrez
8. Mike Dean awards his 150th penalty in the PL
9. Pepe Reina
10. Billy Sharp