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Old Trafford scoreboard: A rare sight in 2009

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We take a look at all the key Opta stats ahead of the weekend's Premier League action, with the two biggest games coming on Sunday when Manchester United host Liverpool before Arsenal go to Tottenham.

Hull City v Manchester City, 12.45pm

Hull City have won just one of their last seven Premier League home matches (W1 D2 L4).

Manchester City are unbeaten in their last seven Premier League away games (W5 D2).

Manchester City haven't won away at Hull City in the league since their first ever meeting in October 1909. Since then, Hull have won four and drawn three of the seven home meetings.

This game takes place 21 days after Manchester City's previous league game, equalling their longest gap within a Premier League season (Feb 10 - March 3, 2007).

Hull have conceded only 35 goals this season, level with second-placed Liverpool.

Sergio Aguero has scored in each of his last five Premier League appearances.

Aguero has 14 goals and four assists in his last 13 Premier League outings for Man City.

Nikica Jelavic has three goals in his last four Premier League appearances but is yet to score a home goal for the Tigers.

Manchester City have won the most corners this season (199), while no team has fewer than Hull (120).

Hull have conceded eight goals in their last four Premier League home games, after letting in only six in their previous 10 this season.

Everton v Cardiff City

The last time Cardiff City played Everton at Goodison Park in the league was in April 1962, with the Toffees winning 8-3.

Cardiff have won none of the last 11 Premier League away games (D2 L9) and lost the last seven in a row.

Everton have won 16 and lost just one of their last 22 Premier League home games.

The Welsh side have failed to score in eight of their last 10 Premier League away trips.

Cardiff have conceded more headed goals (10) than any other side in the Premier League this season.

Everton have conceded only twice from corners this season; only Tottenham can match this record.

Everton's Seamus Coleman is the top-scoring defender in the Premier League this season with five goals, one ahead of Cardiff's Steven Caulker and Liverpool's Martin Skrtel.

Everton have won each of their last six Premier League games played in March, conceding only one goal in the process.

Cardiff City have not won successive top-flight games since April 1962.

Cardiff have been ahead in a league-low eight games this season, but have dropped just five points in these matches (W6 D1 L1).

Fulham v Newcastle United

Fulham have won the last four Premier League home games against Newcastle.

Hatem Ben Arfa has scored in each of his three Premier League appearances against the Whites.

Fulham have used 36 different players in the Premier League this season; six more than any other side.

There have been five goals in the 85th minute or later in the last five Premier League games between Fulham and Newcastle.

There have been four penalties (all scored) in the last five Premier League meetings between Fulham and Newcastle at Craven Cottage.

Fulham have lost 14 of their last 18 Premier League home matches (W3 D1 L14).

Fulham have scored nine goals from corners this season, more than any other side.

Newcastle are the only Premier League team for whom an Englishman hasn't scored this season.

Newcastle United have won four of their last five Premier League games in London.

Cheick Tiote will be looking to avoid being booked in three or more successive Premier League games for the fifth time.

Southampton v Norwich City

Southampton have won just one of their last eight Premier League home matches (W1 D3 L4).

Norwich City have lost eight of their last 11 Premier League away games (W1 D2 L8), including the last four in a row.

Five of the last seven meetings in all competitions between Southampton and Norwich have ended as a draw (one win each).

In 2009-10 this fixture was being played in League One, and current players Adam Lallana and Wes Hoolahan opened the scoring for their respective teams.

Southampton and Norwich are the two sides to have let the most points slip from winning positions this season (15 each).

Southampton have been in either eighth or ninth position in the Premier League since December 4.

Four of Southampton's five goals in their last five Premier League games have come before half-time.

Norwich have lost all 10 Premier League away games in which they've trailed in this season.

After providing assists in three successive Premier League games in December, Adam Lallana has now gone 10 PL appearances without one for Southampton.

Only three of Jay Rodriguez's 11 Premier League goals this season have come at St Mary's.

Stoke City v West Ham United

Only five teams have picked up more points at home than Stoke City in the Premier League this season (24).

The Hammers have conceded just one goal and kept three clean sheets in their last four Premier League away outings.

West Ham didn't manage a single shot on target against Stoke in their meeting at the Boleyn Ground earlier in the season.

Mark Hughes' side have lost just one of their last 11 Premier League games at the Britannia Stadium (W5 D5 L1).

West Ham have only lost one of their four Premier League trips to the Britannia Stadium (W2 D1 L1).

The Hammers have scored one goal in each of their four Premier League matches at the Britannia Stadium.

The Hammers have scored 799 goals in Premier League history.

A win in this game and Stoke will match their total number of Premier League home wins from last season (7).

Stoke and West Ham are the two sides with the fewest headed goals this season (two apiece).

If only home games counted this season Stoke would be sixth, ahead of Tottenham and Manchester United in the table.

Sunderland v Crystal Palace

Sunderland have won just one of their last seven Premier League home games (W1 D2 L4).

Palace have scored just six goals in 13 Premier League away games this season, fewer than any other team in the top tier.

The Eagles have won two and lost 18 of their last 26 Premier League away matches (D6).

None of the last 10 league meetings (including playoffs) between Sunderland and Palace has ended as an away win (eight home wins and two draws).

Only Crystal Palace (four times) have been relegated more often than Sunderland from the Premier League (three times).

Palace's total of 23 goals in league and domestic cup this season is lower than any other side in the top four divisions.

Sunderland are the joint-lowest home scorers (13), while Palace are the lowest away scorers (6) in the Premier League this season.

Sunderland have not lost three successive Premier League games since October 2013.

Sunderland have let nine points slip from winning positions at home, more than any other side on their own patch.

Palace's Mile Jedinak is one of only three outfield players to play every minute of every Premier League game this season.

Swansea City v West Bromwich Albion

Swansea City have won just four of their last 19 Premier League home matches (W4 D7 L8).

West Brom have won none of their last 10 Premier League away matches (W0 D4 L6).

Swansea have won four of the five Premier League meetings with West Brom (W4 L1).

Garry Monk has more points (5) in his four Premier League games as Swansea manager than Michael Laudrup collected in his final eight (4).

West Ham are the only away team to keep a clean sheet at Liberty Stadium in the Premier League this season.

If the Premier League season had started on December 1, West Brom would be bottom of the table.

The Baggies have not scored a first-half goal in eight of their last nine league games. In the other match during this run they scored three first-half goals but lost 4-3 to Aston Villa.

If Swansea score in this game it will be the first time they've scored in five successive Premier League matches since October 2011 (six games).

Swansea have already benefited from seven own goals this season, more than any side did in 2012-13 (Man Utd had the most, with six).

Eleven of Victor Anichebe's 20 Premier League goals have come as a substitute.

Aston Villa v Chelsea, 5.30pm

Aston Villa have not won back-to-back Premier League home matches since August 2011.

Chelsea are unbeaten in their last six Premier League away games, keeping four clean sheets and conceding just two goals (W4 D2).

Since August 2007 there have been more penalties in Aston Villa v Chelsea games than in any other fixture (9), but they have all come at Stamford Bridge.

Aston Villa have won just one of the last eight Premier League matches against Chelsea, losing the last four in a row.

Frank Lampard has scored more goals versus Aston Villa than against any other opponent in Premier League history (13).

Christian Benteke has scored in two of his three Premier League appearances against Chelsea.

Branislav Ivanovic has scored four goals in seven Premier League games against Aston Villa, twice as many as he has against any other club.

Chelsea have come from behind to win 14 points this season, more than any other Premier League team.

Aston Villa have come from behind to win 13 points this season, second only to Chelsea.

Jose Mourinho only has the fourth best win percentage of a Chelsea manager away from home, behind Guus Hiddink, Avram Grant and Luiz Scolari.

Manchester United v Liverpool

Manchester United have won eight of the last nine Premier League home games against Liverpool (W8 D0 L1).

Daniel Sturridge has scored in his last two league games for Liverpool against United.

Robin van Persie has scored six goals in his last seven Premier League starts against Liverpool.

Liverpool have scored 47 first-half goals in the Premier League this season, one more than Manchester United have in total.

Only Everton v Liverpool (20) has seen more red cards than the Liverpool v Manchester United fixture in the Premier League (14).

Only one team (Arsenal) have kept a clean sheet against Liverpool in their last 16 Premier League away trips.

Liverpool have been awarded more penalties than any other Premier League side this season (7).

Manchester United have not conceded a penalty at Old Trafford in the Premier League since December 31, 2011 (v Blackburn Rovers).

Six of the last 10 goals in this fixture have been scored in the 15-minute period just after half-time.

This game should feature the three players to have been involved in the most Premier League goals (scoring + assisting) this season: Suarez 34, Sturridge 23 and Rooney 21.

Tottenham Hotspur v Arsenal

Tottenham have kept four clean sheets in their last five Premier League home games but shipped five against Man City in the other match.

Arsenal have kept only one clean sheet in their last seven Premier League away games and have won none of the last three (D1 L2).

Only Liverpool v Newcastle (126) has seen more goals than Arsenal v Tottenham (125) in Premier League history.

Emmanuel Adebayor has scored more goals than any other player in north London derby history (10 - eight for Arsenal and two for Spurs).

Arsenal have won none of the last five Premier League north London derbies at White Hart Lane (W0 D2 L3), with all three defeats by a 2-1 scoreline.

Per Mertesacker has scored in two of his last three Premier League games against Spurs.

Olivier Giroud has scored the opening goal in seven different Premier League matches this season, more often than any other player.

Tottenham have kept just one clean sheet in their last 30 Premier League north London derbies (Feb 2009).

Tottenham are seeking their 50th league win over the Gunners. Arsenal have won 63 and there have been 41 draws.

Tottenham have made 13 errors leading to goal in the Premier League this season, three more than any other side. Three of them came last weekend against Chelsea.

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