Five Stats from Midweek

March 3, 2022
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Sundowns beat TS Galaxy 3-0 on Wednesday night, as they marched closer to yet another title. In doing so, they went past the 50 point mark, becoming the first side to do so this season. Here are 5 stats from the midweek games

50-point mark

2017/18 – This is the first time since 2017/18 that Sundowns reach the mark before anyone else, with Pirates (18/19), Chiefs (19/20) and AmaZulu (20/21) doing so in the last three seasons.

22 – Chiefs (21 games in 2014/15) are the only side in PSL history to have reached 50 points quicker than this current Downs side (22 games).

Pirates draws

6 – Only once before in PSL history have Orlando Pirates been involved in more 0-0 draws in a single season than the six they have in this campaign (9 in 2009/10). The last time they had three successive goalless home draws was 2017.

Goal difference

+29 – Sundowns’ goal difference of +29 at this stage of the season is a first; with the 3-0 win helping eclipse the +27 goal difference after 22 games set by three other sides (Chiefs 96/97, Downs 98/99, 16/17). The goal difference record for a PSL season is +44 (98/99 Sundowns), while the record for a 30-game season is 35 (Downs in 15/16 and 18/19).

Desmonds

AmaZulu & Stellenbosch were involved in a 2-2 draw for the second time this season (the reverse leg also ended 2-2). It is only the 13th time in PSL history that both legs of a top-flight fixture end as 2-2 draws.

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