The 2022/23 Premier League season will be remembered as one of the most thrilling and record-breaking campaigns in recent memory.
Manchester City emerged as the league champions, but it was the numerous individual and team achievements that truly captivated football fans.
From historic goals to managerial milestones, let’s take a closer look at the incredible numbers and memorable moments that defined each month of the League season.
August: A Month of Milestones
In August, the season kicked off with a flurry of achievements. Arsenal’s manager, Mikel Arteta, recorded his 50th League win, solidifying his impact at the helm of the Gunners.
Meanwhile, Tottenham Hotspur’s talisman, Harry Kane, etched his name in the history books by scoring his 185th goal for the club, becoming the all-time leading goal-scorer for a single Premier League club.
Notably, Jefferson Lerma of Bournemouth made an instant impact by netting the fastest-ever opening day goal by a promoted side, finding the back of the net in just 1 minute and 58 seconds.
September: Hat-Trick Heroes and Young Sensations
September witnessed some exceptional performances, including Son Heung-min’s sensational hat-trick coming off the bench for Tottenham Hotspur against Leicester City.
His achievement marked him as only the seventh player to achieve this feat in Premier League history.
Also, Arsenal’s Ethan Nwaneri made headlines as the youngest player in the League history, debuting at the age of just 15 years and 181 days.
The month also saw Manchester United’s Antony becoming the 100th Brazilian to grace the Premier League stage with Manchester United.
October: Derby Delight and Guardiola’s Milestone
October showcased Manchester City’s dominance as Erling Haaland and Phil Foden became the first and second City players to score a Premier League hat-trick in the Manchester derby.
The month also witnessed Manchester City reaching an impressive milestone of 600 League goals under the guidance of Pep Guardiola.
However, it wasn’t all smooth sailing, as Liverpool’s defensive rock, Virgil van Dijk, experienced his first Premier League defeat at Anfield against Leeds United.
November: Milestone Appearances and Aston Villa’s Impact
November saw James Milner reach an astonishing 600 Premier League appearances, a testament to his longevity and consistency.
Unai Emery’s arrival at Aston Villa made an immediate impact, with his team securing a memorable 3-1 victory over Manchester United.
In another enthralling match, Tottenham Hotspur overcame Leeds United 4-3, despite falling behind three times during the game.
December: Arsenal’s Christmas Cheer and Ederson’s Record
In December, Arsenal fans had reason to celebrate as their team topped the League table at Christmas for the first time since the 2007/08 campaign.
Liverpool’s Andrew Robertson showcased his creative prowess by recording his 54th assist, the highest number ever achieved by a defender in Premier League history.
Meanwhile, Manchester City goalkeeper Ederson Santana de Moraes set a remarkable record by becoming the fastest player to reach 150 Premier League wins, achieving the feat in just 197 matches, breaking Patrice Evra’s 213-match record.
January: Young Talent and Fulham’s Historic Streak
Brighton & Hove Albion’s Evan Ferguson made his mark in January by becoming the second-youngest player in Premier League history to score a goal and provide an assist in a single match.
Kevin De Bruyne continued to display his playmaking brilliance, reaching 10 Premier League assists in a season for the fifth time.
Fulham also made history by winning four consecutive home matches in the Premier League for the first time.
February: Dyche’s Debut and Kane’s Milestone
In February, a managerial change brought immediate success as Sean Dyche took charge of Everton, leading them to victory over Arsenal in his first match.
Dyche had replaced Frank Lampard, who had struggled to deliver consistent performances.
Meanwhile, Harry Kane added another milestone to his illustrious career, becoming the third player to reach 200 League goals, following in the footsteps of Alan Shearer and Wayne Rooney.
Additionally, Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah reached the remarkable feat of contributing to 100 goals/assists in just 104 Premier League matches at Anfield.
March: Lightning-Quick Goals and Historic Triumphs
March witnessed Philip Billing of Bournemouth scoring the second-quickest goal in Premier League history, finding the net in a mere 9.11 seconds.
Liverpool made headlines by delivering a resounding 7-0 victory over their arch-rivals, Manchester United, marking their biggest competitive win against the Red Devils.
Crystal Palace’s Wilfried Zaha joined an elite club, becoming the second African player to reach 300 Premier League appearances, following in the footsteps of Kolo Toure.
April: Guardiola’s Century and Aston Villa’s Streak
In April, Manchester City continued to dominate under Pep Guardiola, securing their 100th Premier League home win in just 128 matches.
Aston Villa’s Ollie Watkins made his mark by scoring in six consecutive away matches, a feat that had not been achieved since Sergio Agüero in 2017.
Newcastle United also had a memorable outing, scoring five goals in just 21 minutes against Tottenham Hotspur, marking the second-earliest a team had reached this goal tally in a Premier League match.
May: Goals Galore and Newcastle’s Historic Finish
May proved to be an extraordinary month, with a record-breaking 21 goals being scored on May 8, the highest number ever recorded on a three-game Premier League matchday.
Newcastle United experienced a resurgence, securing a top-four finish for the first time since the 2002/2003 season, defying expectations and making a significant impact.
The 2022/23 season concluded with a staggering total of 1,084 goals scored, marking the highest number ever recorded in a 38-match Premier League campaign.
The 2022/23 English Premier League season will be remembered as a thrilling rollercoaster ride, filled with remarkable individual and team achievements.
From record-breaking goals and hat-tricks to managerial milestones and historic triumphs, the season showcased the incredible talent and drama that the English League is known for.