Spurs 2-0 Brentford – the numbers
Fri 03 December 2021, 12:00|Tottenham Hotspur
On Thursday night, we made it back-to-back wins in the Premier League as we dispatched Brentford 2-0 at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
An own goal from Sergi Canos set us on our way with 12 minutes on the clock as we asserted our dominance from the start. Heung-Min Son then doubled our lead 20 minutes into the second half as he wrapped up a slick counter-attacking move, tapping home Sergio Reguilon’s cross from close range to move us up to sixth in the table.
Here’s a look at the key statistics behind the game…
Highlights - Spurs 2-0 Brentford
1 – The game marked the first-ever top-flight meeting between us and Brentford.
5 – It was the fifth time in a row that we have won our maiden Premier League meeting with a newly promoted side having previously dispatched Cardiff, Bournemouth, Huddersfield and Brighton at the first time of asking.
3 – We have now won each of our last three meetings with Brentford in all competitions 2-0.
12 – We are now unbeaten against the Bees in our last 12 encounters - a run stretching back over 70 years to March, 1948. We have won nine of those games, drawing the other three.
100 – Antonio Conte also continued his perfect record against the west London side, winning both of his two meetings with Brentford so far with a clean sheet in each.
5 – The victory ended a run of five consecutive defeats in London derbies, winning our first since March (a 4-1 triumph over Crystal Palace).
Ben Davies’ game in numbers
38 passes completed
1 shot on target
2 – It is now two goals in as many games for Heung-Min Son against Brentford having also scored in last season’s 2-0 Carabao Cup semi-final victory at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
5 – It was Sonny’s fifth goal of the season in the Premier League.
75 – It was also our number seven’s 75th goal of his Premier League career.
10 – Of players currently plying their trade in the Premier League, the South Korean’s 75 goals see him rank 10th for goals scored.
The Premier League’s highest goalscorers currently playing in the competition
1. Harry Kane – 167
2. Jamie Vardy – 127
3. Romelu Lukaku – 116
4. Mohamed Salah – 110
5. Sadio Mane – 102
6. Raheem Sterling – 98
7. Cristiano Ronaldo – 90
8. Christian Benteke – 86
9. Theo Walcott – 78
10. Heung-Min Son – 75
Players in focus
3 - Harry Kane played three key passes in the game – the most of any player on the pitch.
6 - Davinson Sanchez came out on top in six aerial challenges – no player won more.
5 – Emerson Royal made five clearances against Brentford – no player made more.
3 – Sergio Reguilon now has three assists to his name in the Premier League this season.
Harry Kane’s game in numbers
4 aerial challenges won
3 key passes
1 shot blocked
1 shot on target
150 – Our opener - Sergi Canos’ own goal - was the 150th Premier League goal scored by an Antonio Conte team.
5 – It was the fifth own goal we have benefitted from so far this season.
50 – It was our 50th Premier League game at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium and our 30th win. It was also our 70th game there in all competitions since our first outing in April, 2019.