Nicolas Pepe successfully dribbled past Virgil van Dijk on Saturday as Arsenal lost to Liverpool, the first player to do that in 50 matches.
Brightspots. You find then were you can.
And here’s one. Although he had a couple of great chances to score, he did manage to end one Liverpool man’s record record.
It’s the small things, you know?
50 – Nicolas Pepe has become the first player to successfully dribble past Virgil van Dijk in the Dutch defender's last 50 appearances in the Premier League, since Mikel Merino in March 2018 for Newcastle. Beaten. pic.twitter.com/B1oRZMciOB
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) August 24, 2019
Nicolás Pepe logró vencer a Van Dijk https://t.co/JpbyuA6XSl
— Fut Mundial (@futtmundial) August 24, 2019
Pepe has just dribbled past Van Dijk. Light the Beacons of Gondor.
It's been a great weekend for Everton and Man Utd fans after all.
— Paddy Power (@paddypower) August 24, 2019
According to fotmob, Pepe was Arsenal’s man of the match with a 6.9 while most of the Liverpool players were in the 8s and 9s.
He managed one shot from inside the box, three from outside, one key pass, 23 passes in total, 91% of which found their target, took one corner, won eight duels, lost seven, attempted 10 dribbles, was successful with seven, won the ball back twice, but was dispossessed three times, and attempted one tackle, giving away one free kick.