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Friday 22 September 2017

The Premier League's leading lights

Kevin De Bruyne, centre, led the Premier League in assists and shots against the woodwork
Kevin De Bruyne, centre, led the Premier League in assists and shots against the woodwork

After the Premier League campaign came to a close on Sunday, we can begin to honour the season's notable performers.

Here, Press Association Sport lists the leaders in each statistical category on the competition's official website, www.premierleague.com.

Goals: Harry Kane (Tottenham) 29

Assists: Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City) 18

Clean sheets (goalkeeper): Thibaut Courtois (Chelsea) 16

Minutes played: Cesar Azpilicueta (Chelsea), Steve Cook (Bournemouth), Fraser Forster (Southampton), Ben Foster (West Brom), Ben Gibson (Middlesbrough) 3,420

Yellow cards: Jose Holebas (Watford) 14

Red cards: Miguel Britos (Watford), Granit Xhaka (Arsenal), Fernandinho (Manchester City) 2

Passes: Cesar Azpilicueta (Chelsea) 2,457

Touches: James Milner (Liverpool) 3,322

Shots: Sergio Aguero (Manchester City) 139

Hit woodwork: Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City) 9

Big chances missed: Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Manchester United) 18

Offsides: Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Manchester United) 37

Tackles: Idrissa Gueye (Everton) 135

Fouls: Christian Benteke (Crystal Palace) 81

Tackled: Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace) 129

Own goals: Jack Cork (Swansea), Robert Huth (Leicester), Alfie Mawson (Swansea), Ben Mee (Burnley), Tyrone Mings (Bournemouth), Ryan Shawcross (Stoke) 2

Clearances: Steve Cook (Bournemouth) 349

Clearances off line: Ben Mee (Burnley) 3

Saves: Tom Heaton (Burnley) 141

Penalty saves: Artur Boruc (Bournemouth), Eldin Jakupovic (Hull), Simon Mignolet (Liverpool), Maarten Stekelenburg (Everton) 2

High claims: Lukasz Fabianski (Swansea) 71

Punches: Heurelho Gomes (Watford) 35

:: We have omitted the category of Appearances, in which 11 players tied for first place with a maximum 38.

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