On the opening weekend of the 2021/22 Premier League season, Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba became just the seventh player since the league’s inaugural campaign in 1992/93 to create four assists in a single match, doing so in the Roses Rivalry as the Red Devils hammered Leeds United 5-1.
Dennis Bergkamp was the first to achieve this feat against Leicester City at Highbury back in January 1999 for Arsenal in a thumping 5-0 win for the Gunners, whilst other players who have achieved this whilst playing for the North London side include Spanish trio Jose Antonio Reyes in a 7-0 home win against Middlesbrough in the 2005/06 campaign, as well as Cesc Fabregas against Blackburn Rovers in 2009 and Santi Cazorla versus Wigan Athletic in 2013.
Ironically, Emmanuel Adebayor was the first non-Arsenal player to achieve four assists in a single game, although it is well known that he is a former Gunner. He managed to create four goals in Tottenham Hotspur’s 5-0 hammering of Newcastle United at White Hart Lane in 2012 and even managed to get on the scoresheet himself.
Prior to Pogba’s recent achievement, the most recent player to get four assists in a single Premier League match was Harry Kane of Tottenham. The Spurs and England captain did this in his sides 5-2 mauling of Southampton last September, setting up South Korean forward Son Heung-min four times before scoring his side’s fifth goal of the game.