10 stats from PSL Matchday 4

November 24, 2020

2 – Themba Zwane is just the second Sundowns player to score a first-half hat-trick in the league, after Daniel Mudau in 1999, although Zwane’s hat-trick is the earliest (by the 30th minute) and fastest (in the space of 11 minutes) by a Downs player. Quickfire.

2m56s – An African also holds the record for the fastest hat-trick seen in the English Premier League, as Sadio Mane took just two minutes and 56 seconds to score a Premier League hat-trick for Southampton in 2015. Representing.

3 – Nduduzo Sibiya’s goal was the 3rd goal this season that has come from a substitute for Arrows, more than they managed throughout all of last seasons. Replacements.

4 – Themba Zwane is now the 4th highest league scorer for PSL era Sundowns. Only Daniel Mudau (84), Surprise Moriri (51), Katlego Mphela (48) scored more league goals for Downs in the competition. Elite.

7 – AmaZulu have conceded more league hat-tricks in the PSL than any other PSL side (7), with Siyabonga Nomvethe (1998), Pollen Ndlanya (2002), Chris Katongo (2007), Bryce Moon (2011), Bernard Parker (2012),and Eleazar Rodgers (2014) all scoring trebles against Usuthu. Punished.

10 – Stellenbosch FC picked up their 10th league win in the top-flight over the weekend, going level with Michau Warriors (remember them?) on 10 league wins. The Warriors 10 wins also came in 34 games, just like Stellies. Settling.

31 – Golden Arrows’ 2-2 draw v Kaizer Chiefs was their 31st 2-2 draw in the PSL, placing them 3rd on the table for most 2-2 draws behind Supersport & Free State Stars. Desmond.

2014 – Pirates came back from a half-time deficit to win a league game for the first-time since 23 November 2014, six years ago this week in a match that was also against Supersport. Deja-vu.

2017 – The last time there were 2 teams scoring 4+ goals in the league on the same day was 5 December 2017. Just like yesterday, the two matches involved Sundowns and Cape Town City, although Cape Town City lost 4-2 to Maritzburg that day. Deja-vu.

5015 – Sundowns have now seen two league hat-tricks in the space of 79 days, having taken 5015 days (13+ years) to see two league hat-tricks before then. Uncommon.