- New record set for yellow cards brandished in a single day
- Totteham's 2-1 win over Sheffield United saw 12 bookings
- One player, Sheffield United's Oliver McBurnie, was sent off.
WHAT HAPPENED? There were 44 yellow cards handed out on Saturday's Premier League action - a new record for a single day in the league, breaking the one set 25 years ago in 1998, according to Opta.
44 - There were 44 yellow cards shown to players in the Premier League today, the most on a single day in the competition's history, surpassing 43 on August 22nd 1998. Brandished. pic.twitter.com/uWunDING59— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) September 16, 2023
THE BIGGER PICTURE: A large portion - 13 - were brandished in Tottenham's dramatic late win over Sheffield United by referee Peter Bankes, while Aston Villa's 3-1 win over Crystal Palace saw eight given in total.
DID YOU KNOW? The 13 bookings in Tottenham's win over Sheffield United set a new Premier League record for most yellow cards in a single game.
WHAT NEXT? The increased length of Premier League games, which accounts for time-wasting, has led to more cards being handed out - Tottenham's home win over Sheffield United and Aston Villa's win over Crystal Palace both went over 105 minutes each.