Haven’t done one of these in a while, but here are few updates of things with Clint Dempsey scoring his 56th career Premier League goal over the weekend. With the goal, he now has six goals on the season, becoming the sixth player to score 6+ goals in each of the last six seasons.
His goal on Sunday was also his fourth against Manchester City in his career. Manchester City is one of six teams that Dempsey has scored at least four Premier League goals against in his career.
The goal on Sunday was also his fourth in his career at White Hart Lane, the most of any stadium not named Craven Cottage.
As for some other little nuggets.
* From what I can find (I have seen a couple different lists, but mixing and matching has led me to this answer), Dempsey’s 56 career Premier League goals are tied for the 62nd most in the Premier League era (since 1992-93) and the 18th most among current players.
* Dempsey didn’t make his Premier League debut until January 20, 2007. His 56 goals are the 12th most in the Premier League since that date.
* All four of Dempsey’s goals against Manchester City have come since 2008-09. Dempsey is one six players with 4+ goals against Man City since 2008-09 (also Wayne Rooney, Darren Bent, Jermain Defoe, Frank Lampard and Andy Carroll).
* And Dempsey has scored 10 combined goals against Manchester City (four), Chelsea (four) and Manchester United (two), tied for the second most since 2008-09. Darren Bent leads the way with 11 goals against those three teams, while Dempsey is tied with Wayne Rooney, Robin van Persie and Fernando Torres.
So yeah, Clint Dempsey is pretty good.