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Arsenal
* Arsenal had more shots on target (13) v Reading than any other team in any other PL game this season. Theo Walcott and Santi Cazorla registered four each.

* Cazorla also created six chances v Reading. David Silva (3) is the only midfielder to create more chances per game than Cazorla (2.8) in the PL this season.

* Cazorla dribbled past seven Reading players on Monday night - taking him past Raheem Sterling (39) for total number of successful dribbles this season. Cazorla has registered 45 - with only Hatem Ben Arfa and Luis Suarez more prolific dribblers.


Aston Villa
* Christian Benteke has scored or assisted eight of Aston Villa's 15 PL goals this season. He produced three shots on target and four 'key passes' v Liverpool on Saturday.

* Villa took 18 touches to score their second goal v Liverpool with Benteke's backheel No. 17.

* Chris Herd completed just two passes in 90 minutes but made five tackles and six effective clearances v Liverpool.


Everton
* Marouane Fellaini has committed more fouls (44) this season than any other PL player.

* Fellaini lost the ball through poor control seven times and failed to have a single shot v Stoke.

* The Toffees have picked up more points per game against top-half opposition (1.62) than bottom-half opposition (1.55) this season.


Fulham
* Fulham have won just 31 PL away games in 218 attempts since being promoted in 2001.

* Fulham scored 16 goals in seven PL games started by Bryan Ruiz this season. They have scored just three goals in five games since he got injured in mid-November.

* Serial sub Mladen Petric has scored a PL goal every 113 minutes of PL football this season.


Liverpool
* Liverpool have not won three consecutive PL games since April/May 2011.

* No PL player has taken more shots than Jonjo Shelvey (24) without scoring a goal this season.

* Luis Suarez has not scored with any of his 28 shots in his last five games in all competitions.


Manchester City
* Manchester City have won all 13 PL games started by Sergio Aguero and Carlos Tevez.

* David Silva made eight chances for City v Newcastle on Saturday - more than any other PL player this weekend.

* Pablo Zabaleta has won 61.26% of his ground battles this season - more than any other PL player. He attempted a massive 12 tackles v Newcastle on Saturday and won nine.


Manchester United
* No PL players have scored or assisted more goals than either Robin van Persie (17) or Wayne Rooney (14) this season.

* United have won the last eight PL games started by Michael Carrick and Tom Cleverley.

* United have exactly the same points total (42) as the same stage last season but have conceded ten more goals.


* Newcastle United
* Newcastle have failed to win any of the last 62 PL games in which they have been trailing at half-time.

* Demba Ba has scored 11 PL goals this season without registering a single assist. No other player has scored more than three goals without creating at least one goal.

* Michael Williamson won 14 aerial duels v Man City. He has averaged 6.6 per game this season - higher than any other PL defender.


Norwich City
* Only Manchester United (21) have picked up more points than Norwich (18) over the last eight games.

* Robert Snodgrass made eight tackles and five interceptions v Wigan on Saturday as well as creating three chances.

* The Canaries make 41% of their attacks down the right - a higher proportion than any other PL side.


QPR
* Djibril Cissé and Adel Taarabt took 15 of QPR's 20 shots v Fulham on Saturday.

* Taarabt completed five successful dribbles v Fulham.

* QPR centre-halves Clint Hill and Ryan Nelsen were successful with 14 of their 22 attempted clearances v Fulham.


Reading
* Reading have faced more shots at goal this season (313) than any other team in Europe's big five leagues.

* Keeper Adam Federici found a teammate with just three passes in 90 minutes v Arsenal.

* Adam Le Fondre has scored a goal every 173 minutes of PL football this season. Fernando Torres has scored a goal every 229 minutes.


* Stoke City
* Stoke are unbeaten in 15 PL games at the Britannia Stadium.

* Kenwyne Jones scored v Everton after 27 PL appearances without a goal.

* Jones recorded a 40% pass completion rate v Everton - with just eight passes completed in 77 minutes.


* Sunderland
* Sunderland have won just one of their last 16 PL away games.

* Stephane Sessgnon recorded his first PL assist since march in Sunderland's 3-1 defeat at Old Trafford.

* Fraizer Campbell has not played in a win for Sunderland in the Premier League since March v QPR.


Swansea City
* Swansea have allowed the opposition the most shots in three single games this season v Newcastle (32), Everton (31) and now Tottenham (29).

* Swansea have scored in only four of their 17 first halves of PL football this season.

* They did not manage a single shot on target at Tottenham on Sunday.


Tottenham Hotspur
* Tottenham took a massive 29 shots v Swansea on Sunday. They have taken more shots this season (287) than Manchester United (266).

* Jermain Defoe lost possession through a poor first touch on nine occasions v Swansea - the most of any player in any game this PL season.

* Spurs made more interceptions (39) v Swansea than any team in any PL game since 2009/10. Kyle Walker made seven interceptions as well as creating six chances for his teammates.


West Brom
* The Baggies have played 315 PL minutes without a goal.

* They have drawn a blank in three consecutive games for the first time since January 2012.

* James Morrison had five shots without hitting the target v West Ham. He has not hit the target in his last five PL games.


West Ham
* Mark Noble has created more chances (28) than any other PL player without being credited with an assist this season. He created three chances v West Brom.

* West Ham's pass completion rate v West Brom (65.9%) was their lowest of the season. Carlton Cole's contribution was a woeful 33%.

* They have scored just six goals in nine games against clubs currently in the top half of the table.


Wigan
* Arouna Koné has not scored in his last six PL games. None of his three shots hit the target v Norwich on Saturday.

* Jean Beausejour puts in more accurate crosses per game (1.9) than Gareth Bale (1.6) or Luis Antonio Valencia (1.3).

* The Latics are just one point better off (15) than the same stage last season (14).


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terling needs to be told though that upon entering the Arsenal squad he will re-enact the final scene from Highlander where he will be thrown around a warehouse by cartoon dragons and then be a mere mortal that will only ever spend three to four weeks a season playing football and the rest on the physio's bed. There can be only one.....player available at The Emirates.

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he game changed in our favour when Carrick came on. We were able to play further up the pitch due to having a player who can give and go with the ball and keep possession. Yet barkley made some runs and Townsend scored a good goal but carrick's inclusion and chiellini's withdrawal made the biggest difference to the flow of the game

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o, you've not silenced anyone Andros, i'm afraid. We know you can score a great goal, and it's really handy to have your direct running and willingness to shoot on the bench. But until you can do the other things expected of a winger (beat the man, put a decent cross in, stay wide etc) then you can't expect more than a regular cameo. Wonderful goal though, what a hit! No wonder Buffon wanted the shirt.

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