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10 of the craziest Premier League facts: Part 1

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Published 15 Dec 2017, 11:25 IST
15 Dec 2017, 11:25 IST

#9 The match with no corners

Chelsea v Wigan Athletic - Premier League
From the game without corners

Wigan 0-6 Chelsea 2010: The game got etched into the Premier League history books. One might ask what’s so remarkable about the result.

Chelsea tanking Wigan was quite expected but doing so without earning any corners is even more remarkable. Wigan may have felt their only chance of gaining something out of the game would be through set-pieces, however, there were none!

In the Premier League’s 25-year history, it remains the only game not to have witnessed a corner. Poor Wigan fans.

#8 The game where no one wanted to come off

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Van Nistelrooy tearing Fulham apart

During the 2002/03 season, title-chasing Manchester United welcomed Fulham as they were on their way to the Premier League crown. United ran out comfortable 3-0 winners that day as Ruud Van Nistelrooy netted a hattrick.

As the game wore on, both managers were expected to make substitutions in a bid to provide rest to some of their key players. However, it never materialized, and the game ended with ‘zero’ substitutions. As the match petered out in training ground style, neither manager felt the need to send out a sub.

This Premier League matchup remains the only time when managers used ‘zero’ subs.

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