📸: football365.com

Gameweek 21 saw another enthralling round of games as eight matches went down across three days staring form the New Year Day with the two other games postponed. Leicester City, Norwich City, Southampton and Newcastle United were all not in action.

It was a significant weekend for some teams who had African contingent playing their final games before heading out to the AFCON which starts in a few days from now in Cameroon. It's a wait to see how they fare without those players, especially for a team like Liverpool, who will be losing their two biggest stars.

Interestingly, two stars who faced off on Sunday evening, Sadio Mane and Edouard Mendy, with the Liverpool man scoring against his compatriot against Chelsea both were seen flying together a few hours later to join their national team, Senegal for the African Mundial.

Across the eight centres, 25 goals were scored, coming to an average of 3.13 goals per game. Only one game ended in a draw; the pulsating encounter at Stamford Bridge between Chelsea and Liverpool that ended 2-2.

Five of the seven victories were recorded by away sides with only two teams, Brentford and Leeds United securing home wins over Aston Villa and Burnley.

Here are your facts for the week.

Arsenal 1-2 Manchester City

In the whole of last season, though rocked by injury, Kieran Tierney provided just three assists in the Premier League, but has already hit that mark in his last six games this season. Improvement.

Emile Smith Rowe and Bukayo Sako have been amazing for Arsenal this season in the Premier League. Both have scored a combined 14 goals; 8 and 6 respectively, that's 42% of Arsenal's 33 goals. Rockers.

In a very rare showing, Manchester City failed to register a single shot on target in the first half against Arsenal, the second time they failed to do so in North London this season after also failing to do same in their loss at Tottenham Tottenham on the opening day of the league. Not welcomed.

Following Gabriel Maghaeles' red card, the Gunners became the first Premier League team to hit 100 red cards and 11 of those have come since the arrival of Arteta. Interestingly, their two red cards this season have been against Manchester City with Granit Xhaka getting sent off in the reverse fixture. Indiscipline.

As he departs for the AFCON, Riyad Mahrez has bee involved in most Premier League goals (7 - 4 goals, 3 assists) since December and has scored for City in his last five games in all competitions. Influence.

Watford 0-1 Tottenham

Spurs have played 8 games under Antonio Conte in the Premier League and are yet to lose any with 5 wins and 3 draws. Something cooking?

Brentford 2-1 Aston Villa

Brentford became the latest team to score from outside the box in the Premier League this season courtesy of their equalizer by Yoanne Wissa, leaving Watford as the only team in the competition yet to score from range. Scaled.

The Bees have now won 9 points from losing positions in the competition this season, only behind West Ham and Everton who have won 12 and 11 point respectively from such positions. Comeback

Chelsea 2-2 Liverpool

Sadio Mane has scored in each of his last three visits to Stamford Bridge and has scored 8 goals against Chelsea in his professional career. The only team he's score more against is Crystal Palace with 13 goals. Builder._

Manchester United 0-1 Wolves

The win for Wolves at Old Trafford was their first ever away at Manchester United, a run that dates back to 1980. Curse broken.

Joao Moutinho obviously likes to score against the big boys. He has scored four Premier League goals for Wolves and three of those have been against traditional big six teams, two against Manchester United and one against Arsenal. Big occasions.

Jose Sa has kept 5 clean sheets away from home in the Premier League this season, more than any other goalkeeper in the competition. Guard.

Wolves had 19 shots (with 6 on target) against Manchester United. This is more than they have managed against any other side in the League away from home this season. Firepower