Yellow card record! Premier League history made as more players booked on a single day in the competition's history

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  • 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.

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.

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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.

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