A 10 goal seismic strike just 78 days away.
Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl insisted on Saturday that his team's win over Leicester wasn't about taking revenge for the 0: 9 in October – but it must have tasted pretty sweet.
Meanwhile, Carlo Ancelotti plans to build Goodison Fortress when Jose Mourinho struggles to plug Tottenham's defensive leak.
Here BBC Sport takes a look at the weekend's key Premier League stats.
Southampton sweet development
"We didn't want to take revenge. We wanted to show how far we were developing. That was the only goal we had," said Hasenhuttl to BBC Sport after Saints' 2-1 win over the title hunter in Leicester.
A record-breaking surrender by Brendan Rodgers & # 39; Foxes 11 weeks earlier seemed to indicate Hasenhuttl's time when the Southampton manager was approaching a painful end.
The club's worst result in 134 years of existence was the biggest blow in Premier League history, leaving the Saints stuck in the relegation zone.
Before the international break in November, Southampton had only scored eight points in the first twelve games.
Fast forward to 2020 and the only runaway Premier League leader Liverpool who has had the best start to a Premier League season in the past ten games, and reigning champions Manchester City are in the form of a table about Hasenhuttl's revived team ,
Since then, they have collected 20 points from 10 games to jump from the 19th to the 10th arsenal in the overall ranking – and are now sitting six points from a position in the Europa League and eight points from the drop zone.
This may have something to do with striker Danny Ings, who has scored 15 goals against 16 in their last 17 games – 40% of the 27-year-old's total Premier League goals have arrived this season.
Leicester's only goal this time made Southampton the 25th team to concede 10 goals against a single opponent in a Premier League season, but only the third team to have a positive 10-goal swing on the goalscorer list.
Manchester United, the former sole owner of the biggest win in Premier League history, returned from a 2-3 loss to Ipswich and won the second leg 9-0 in 1994/95, while Chelsea 3-1 before winning the title Wigan lost with an 8-0 win in the 2009/10 season.
Everton was the last team to score 10 goals against a single opponent – losing 5-2 and 5-1 to Arsenal in the 2017/18 season – and surprisingly, Saturday's win was that Saints was the fourth team to do so did and yet one of the two sessions won.
|Teams that concede more than 10 goals against a Premier League opponent and still win|
|Blackburn Rovers||arsenal||1||7||H||To lose|
|Wimbledon||Aston Villa||1||7||ON||To lose|
|1994-95||Ipswich city||Manchester United||3||2||H||victory|
|Ipswich city||Manchester United||0||9||ON||To lose|
Can Ancelotti build Goodison Fortress?
While Hasenhuttl deals intensively with clubs that stick to their coach, Carlo Ancelotti and Nigel Pearson do a commendable job by making the opposite argument to Everton and Watford, respectively.
On the Merseyside, Ancelotti seems to have Goodison Fortress in view.
The Italian celebrated his 40th Premier League home game on Saturday afternoon with a 1-0 win over Brighton.
With this result, his share of the home team is an incredible 60% – the highest of all players who have made 40 or more home games in competition.
Football director Marcel Brands spoke at the club's training center in front of a group of angry fans after Everton pessimistically beat Liverpool's inferior Merseyside rival in the FA Cup.
"Supporting the stadium is very important to us. When we play here we want to feel at home," he said.
But Goodison obviously feels very at home for an Everton team that has conceded ten times in 16 home league games.
In fact, only Liverpool (15) have had more Premier League home defeats than Everton since last season's start – with Chelsea the only team to reach 14's Toffees record.
Fantasy football manager, take note.
Mourinhos defensive problems
Ancelotti may soon receive a call from Jose Mourinho.
The Portuguese, known for their stubborn defenders at Chelsea, Inter Milan and Real Madrid, are fighting for a similar success at Tottenham.
Spurs has only conceded two goals all season, the worst record in the league alongside Norwich.
But a 0-1 loss to league leaders Liverpool means that Tottenham have conceded 20 goals in 13 games in all competitions under Mourinho and only one goal remained in that time.
That makes Spurs the fastest Mourinho team that has scored 20 goals.
In fact, Mourinho has conceded so many goals in his first England game against Chelsea in an impressive 44 games.
And of his eight managers, only at Porto and Manchester United did a Mourinho team concede 20 goals before their 20th game.
Rashford's 200th as Greenwood makes his case
It was a perfect weekend for Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford, who was United's two goals in a 4-0 win over Norwich for the 200th time.
At 22 years and two months, he's the fourth youngest player to reach Manchester United's landmark after Norman Whiteside, George Best and Ryan Giggs – and six months ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo.
Rashford has already had his most successful Premier League season with 14 goals after the first 22 games.
He has scored 19 goals in all competitions this season, a record only surpassed by Raheem Sterling's 20 among Premier League players. Since his debut in February 2016, he has now scored 64 goals for United.
Meanwhile, 18-year-old Mason Greenwood is starting to shine.
A goal five minutes after his appearance, he scored three goals in his last five games in the Premier League and increased the number of young strikers for the season to nine.
His four in the Premier League were twice as many in competition in 2019-20 as any other teenager. Only Matthew Longstaff (2) from Newcastle and Aaron Connolly (2) from Brighton scored more than one goal.
Greenwood only has time until the end of next season to beat Robbie Fowler's record from 1994 to 1995 of 23 teenage goals in a single Premier League season.