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Premier League statistics: Morata’s hat-trick, Lukaku’s record, and more

first_img 9. Tottenham have won their first three away games in a top-flight season for the first time since 1991/92. A brilliant goal-filled Saturday of Premier League action kept us entertained all day at talkSPORT towers.Tottenham’s victory in a five-goal thriller against rivals West Ham kicked things off before Manchester City and Chelsea racked up big scorelines, beating Crystal Palace 5-0 and Stoke City 4-0 respectively.It was harder for Manchester United who held out well to beat a gutsy Southampton side 1-0, while a late Richarlison goal gave Watford a 2-1 win over Swansea and forgotten star Oumar Niasse powered Everton to a victory over Bournemouth.But what were the best facts and figures to come out of the Premier League matches? Click the right arrow above to find out… 10 3. Serge Aurier is the first Spurs player to be sent off in the Premier League since Vlad Chiriches against Stoke in May 2015 – 868 days ago. 10 7. Since joining Liverpool in 2013, Simon Mignolet has saved 7 of the 15 Premier League penalties he’s faced; more than any other keeper. 2. Alvaro Morata is the 17th player to score a Premier League hat-trick for Chelsea – only Arsenal have had more players hit trebles (19). 10 10 1. Philippe Coutinho has scored 16 Premier League goals from outside the box since his debut, more than any other player. 4. No player has scored more goals in their first six Premier League games for Manchester United than Romelu Lukaku. He’s scored six – the same as Louis Saha. 10 10 5. Christian Eriksen has now surpassed Nicklas Bendtner as the outright top scoring Dane in Premier League history having scored his 33rd against West Ham. 6. Only Diego Costa (8) had more goals and assists in his first six Premier League games for Chelsea than Alvaro Morata (4 goals, 2 assists). 10 10 10 10 8. Manchester City are the first side to score five goals, or more, in three consecutive top-flight games in the same season since Blackburn in 1958/59. 10. Crystal Palace are the first team in English Football League history to lose their first six games of the season without scoring a single goal.last_img read more


first_imgThe newest entrant to the Donegal North East election campaign, Ryan Stewart, is pledging to support those who are most vulnerable and worst affected by the economic downturn.Anti-VRT campaigner has proposed a plan to significantly write-down personal debt levels and overhaul bankruptcy laws, showing that he is much more than a single-issue candidate.His plan, entitled “NAMA for the people” is designed to reduce personal debt levels in a structured way to allow those in difficulty to obtain court protection while they try to get a handle on their finances, protect mortgage holders who are in difficulty, and over a five year period, remove the high levels of personal debt in the county. Mr. Stewart told donegaldaily.com: “The banking crisis has had wide-reaching implications for ordinary people, who were not at fault for the financial collapse in this country, resulting in large sections of society being unable to pay their debts.“We have watched while those at fault have been repeatedly bailed out by the taxpayer, families juggle what money they have left to try and keep their heads above water and the government who endorsed the bailout offered no protection, instead committing us to protect those who have left us in this mess. People have been asking ‘Where’s my NAMA?’ and I have a solution.“My proposal offers assistance and encourages people to manage their money, however this plan is further reaching than the service currently provided by MABS.“We cannot write down large portions of mortgages, as this will ultimately lead to a second liquidity crisis for the banks, and unless action is taken, there will be huge increases in mortgage defaults over the next four years as the austerity measures take full effect.” The Cardonagh-based candidate insists he is a serious candidate and that he can given Donegal North East a truely independent voice in Dail Eireann.He insisted: “We have to help those at risk of defaulting on their mortgages and losing their homes. Deferring interest is not enough as a measure either, as this still leaves high monthly repayments, particularly for those who availed of high ratio mortgages of up to 100%.“My proposal would have two angles. Firstly, the banks should be obliged to renegotiate mortgages to allow people to switch to interest-only repayments. This will allow for significant breathing space for those in difficulty.“Secondly, we must introduce something akin to the UK’s Individual Voluntary Arrangements (IVAs) which takes account of the total amount of a person’s debt. Mortgages are given preferential treatment under this plan, to ensure that the interest is paid, and all other personal debt is calculated, written down and repayment spread over a five year period.“The amount repaid would be based on a means-assessment which would take account of weekly expenditure, including bills, grocery costs, transport etc. Total income from employment, social welfare and any benefits is then calculated. The balance of the total of weekly living requirements and mortgage repayments, are then taken from the total income and this is allocated to creditors. “IVAs exist at present in the UK and offer the protection of the courts to those following the plan, so there is a road map there which can be followed, and can be implemented quickly. They are monitored by professionally qualified Insolvency Practitioners and are subject to a binding contract.“These insolvency practitioners assume total control of the individual’s debts, removing the threat of Sheriff seizures, debt collection calls and so on. All creditors would be dealt with, not just those who shouted loudest.“I am aware that this is something that the Law Reform Commission is looking at but it needs to be accelerated greatly to be brought before the Dail in the first session following the election not delayed until 2012 or beyond.“For those who do not have significant other personal debt, the option of switching to interest only for five years would still be available, and people would still have the option of returning to their previous agreements at the end of the term, however any additional cash available would be placed in a form of 5-year endowment, however this again would be based on necessity. “Performing mortgages where the individual is not in any particular difficulty would not qualify for the scheme, so there would be an assessment of means carried out.“This actually results in a higher return per euro of debt for the creditor too, as it removes expensive legal costs in pursuing the debt, and gets them something back instead of a complete default or non-payment of the debt.“At the end of the term, as the economy recovers, people will have jobs, house prices will have recovered leaving lower levels of negative equity, and there would be a lump sum injection of capital to the lenders in the form of endowment maturity, taking the burden off the taxpayer.“My election pledge is that I would protect the most vulnerable in our society, and this plan will do that, but extends to all levels of society. I have much more to offer than one issue and over the coming weeks I will prove my credentials to represent the people of Donegal North East with an alternative to what is being offered by the mainstream parties.”DONEGAL NORTH EAST INDEPENDENT STEWART UNVEILS PLANS FOR ‘NAMA FOR THE PEOPLE’ was last modified: December 13th, 2010 by gregShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more