Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Sanchez Has Every Reason to Be Hacked off with Fouls

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Sanchez Has Every Reason to Be Hacked off with Fouls

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ALEXIS Sanchez set a new Premier League record on his home debut for United.

Unfortunately for the Chilean, it was a painful statistic.

The forward has been targeted by opposition players and fans alike since signing from Arsenal in the January transfer window . And, against Huddersfield at Old Trafford, he was fouled a total of seven times - and he was even brought down for the penalty he went on to take.

No player has been fouled more often in any Premier League game this season, meaning Sanchez now holds an unwanted record.

Over the full season, Watford player Richarlison has suffered the most fouls, although he has played an extra 450 minutes more than Sanchez.

Dele Alli, who received a yellow card for a cheap shot on Sanchez at Wembley, is second in the cumulative fouls against table, while United's new No. …

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