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ARSENAL
*Lukas Podolski has only completed 90 minutes twice in the league this season.

* Arsenal didn't have a single off-target shot against QPR - seven were on target and five were blocked.

* Theo Walcott attempted 19 passes - of the players who started the game, only Rob Green tried fewer.

ASTON VILLA
* The eight goals scored by Villa in their last two games represent 18% of their goals over the season.

* By beating Norwich, Villa won back-to-back games for just the second time this season. They have yet to win three in-a-row.

* Aston Villa have scored 14.3% of their goals from counter-attacks - the highest ratio in the Premier League.

CHELSEA
*Rafa Benitez has won four of his last five games against Manchester United. His total record against them reads - played 14, won five, drawn one and lost eight.

* Fernando Torres has now gone 1,011 minutes (16 hours, 51 minutes) without scoring a Premier League goal.

* Chelsea recorded two shots on target against Manchester United, neither of which was their goal.

EVERTON
* Marouane Fellaini committed his 77th and 78th fouls of the season on Sunday - the most in the Premier League by a single player.

* Leon Osman completed his 57th and 58th dribbles on Sunday - the most in the Premier League by a single player.

* Leighton Baines delivered his 100th accurate cross of the season against Liverpool.

FULHAM
* Fulham are yet to win a game after going behind this season, picking up only five draws from losing positions.

* Despite not starting the game, Hugo Rodallega managed seven shots on goal against Reading.

* Damien Duff touched the ball only 24 times in his 71 minutes on the pitch. Giorgos Karagounis managed 23 in 28 minutes.

LIVERPOOL
*Jose Enrique lost possession 31 times against Everton, more than anyone else on the pitch.

* Liverpool have taken the most shots per game (19.2) than any team in the top five divisions in Europe.

* Only two players (Torino's Matteo Darmian and Napoli's Valon Behrami) have made more tackles per game than Lucas this season, with five.

MANCHESTER CITY
* Manchester City have lost the same number of games as they had at the same stage last season, but are eight points worse off.

* Edin Dzeko has scored only one goal that has made any difference to a Manchester City result since the turn of the year.

* However Dzeko did have more shots than any other City player against Swansea, despite only being on the pitch for 45 minutes.

MANCHESTER UNITED
*The blank on Sunday ended a run of 66 matches in which Manchester United have scored at Old Trafford.

* Michael Carrick has attempted exactly 2,600 passes this season.

* Sunday was only the third time United have failed to score in the league this season.

NEWCASTLE
* Demba Ba is still Newcastle's top league goal scorer, by five goals.

*Hatem Ben Arfa has been dispossesed more times per game (average of 2.9) than any other player in the Premier League.

* The last time an Englishman scored for Newcastle in the league was on December 26, when James Perch scored against Manchester United.

NORWICH
* Exactly half of Grant Holt's passes found their target against Aston Villa.

* Norwich have scored 16 fewer goals than at the same stage last season.

*With 72%, Norwich v Aston Villa recorded the lowest collective pass completion rate of the weekend.

QPR
*QPR have won only one game this season against teams in the top half of the table.

* Andros Townsend attempted nine crosses against Arsenal. None of them found their target.

* QPR have the lowest-scoring top-scorer(s) in the Premier League - Loic Remy and Adel Taarabt have five each.

READING
* Reading have allowed more shots per game (18.2) than any side in the Europe's top five leagues.

* Reading waited until their relegation was confirmed to score four goals in a game for the first time this season.

* Saturday was just the second time this season that Reading have held onto a half time lead to win.

SOUTHAMPTON
* Southampton have made the most tackles (785) in the Premier League this season.

* Gareth Bale's winner was the first shot on target Southampton allowed against Spurs.

* Southampton have failed to score in their last 301 minutes in the Premier League.

STOKE
* Stoke have committed more fouls per game (12.9) than any other side in the Premier League, but they're 72nd on the list of sides across Europe.

* Craig Gardner was the first player to be sent off against Stoke in the Premier League since Wigan's Gary Caldwell in December 2011.

* Peter Crouch scored four goals in his first six Premier League appearances this season, but has managed only two goals in the following 26 matches.

SUNDERLAND
* Sunderland had no players sent off in their first 31 games of the season. They've now had two dismissed in their first five games under Paolo Di Canio.

* Sunderland had the same number of shots on target as Stoke (three) on Monday, despite playing an hour with ten men.

* Danny Graham's Sunderland goal drought currently stands at 774 minutes.

SWANSEA
* Only QPR and Reading have a worse record than Swansea over the last eight games.

* Ashley Williams has blocked more shots than anyone else in Europe's top five leagues.

* Swansea managed only 38% possession against Man City - 18% below their average in the Premier League.

TOTTENHAM
* Gareth Bale's goals have been directly responsible for 22 of Tottenham's 65 points.

* According to OptaJoe, Bale has scored more goals (eight) from outside the box than anyone else in Europe's top five leagues this season.

* Bale's winner was Tottenham's seventh goal in the final ten minutes in 15 games since the turn of the year. Those goals have been responsible for eight points.

WEST BROM
* Summer signing Markus Rosenberg hasn't scored in 24 appearances for West Brom this season.

* At 16 years and 117 days, Isaiah Brown became the second youngest player to make a Premier League appearance when he came off the bench on Saturday.

* Shane Long has scored in consecutive Premier League appearances for only the third time in his West Brom career.

WEST HAM
* Andy Carroll won the same number of aerial duels (9) as the whole Newcastle team put together on Saturday.

* Kevin Nolan recorded a pass completion rate of just 52% against West Ham. Carroll's was 40%.

* Only four of Andy Carroll's last 19 shots have hit the target.

WIGAN
* According to WhoScored.com, Wigan have fielded their most-used starting eleven on six occasions this season - more times than any other team in Europe's top five leagues.

* Shaun Maloney has more Premier League assists this season (eight) than David Silva (seven), Santi Cazorla (seven), Aaron Lennon (six) and Gareth Bale (four).

* Wigan average more possession than 11 of the teams above them in the Premier League, including Spurs.

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