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Wayne Rooney moved up the Premier League's all-time goalscoring list over the weekend, while Luis Suarez continued his good form.

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Wayne Rooney: Now has 171 Premier League goals

Wayne Rooney: Now has 171 Premier League goals

We take a look at the latest Opta statistics after a weekend which saw Liverpool move to the top of the Premier League courtesy of a 4-0 win over Tottenham as Chelsea lost at Crystal Palace, while Arsenal and Manchester City drew 1-1.

Manchester United 4 Aston Villa 1

Wayne Rooney has now scored 12 Premier League goals against Aston Villa - more than against any other opponent in the competition.

Rooney now has 171 Premier League goals and has moved up to fourth in the all-time PL goalscorer charts.

Shinji Kagawa assisted his first Premier League goal in nearly a year, since last assisting in the PL on April 17, 2013.

Ashley Westwood's goal was the 33rd from a direct free kick in the Premier League this season - there were only 32 in the whole of the 2012-13 PL campaign.

There have been four penalties awarded at Old Trafford in the last three Premier League games there - the previous 34 PL games at the Theatre of Dreams saw just three penalties awarded overall.

Juan Mata's goal was his first in the Premier League this season, in what was his 23rd appearance in the competition (13 for Chelsea, 10 for Man Utd).

David Moyes named his 47th different starting XI for Manchester United in this game - he's yet to name the same starting XI in any two competitive games.

The first four shots on target in this match all resulted in goals.

Manchester United have never lost a Premier League home game that they've led at half-time (W218 D13).

This was the first time that Manchester United have scored 4+ goals in a Premier League game at Old Trafford in over a year (since March 2nd 2013 v Norwich).

Crystal Palace 1 Chelsea 0

Chelsea have not conceded a single first-half goal in their 13 Premier League matches in 2014 so far.

John Terry's own goal was the first that Crystal Palace have benefited from in league competition since August 2011.

This is the first time that Crystal Palace have ever beaten a side placed at the top of the Premier League table (at the start of the day).

This is the first time that Jose Mourinho has suffered two successive Premier League defeats away from home within a season since May 2006.

All 15 of Jose Mourinho's Premier League defeats have come away from home.

Chelsea have won only five of their last 17 Premier League London derbies away from home (W5 D8 L4).

This was Crystal Palace's first league victory over Chelsea in 13 attempts since they last won against them in August 1990 (W1 D4 L8).

Southampton 4 Newcastle United 0

Jay Rodriguez has now scored in four successive Premier League matches for the first time in his career.

The only English player to have scored more Premier League goals than Jay Rodriguez (15) this season is Daniel Sturridge (20).

Rickie Lambert's goal (and Southampton's second) was the 22,500th scored in Premier League history

Newcastle didn't attempt a shot of any kind (inc. blocked) in this match until the 52nd minute.

The only English midfielder to have a hand in more goals than Adam Lallana (15 - nine goals, six assists) is Steven Gerrard (20).

Southampton have lost just one of their last 21 home league games against Newcastle United (W14 D6 L1).

Newcastle have failed to score in four of their last five away games in the Premier League.

Stoke City 1 Hull City 0

Peter Odemwingie has scored in three successive Premier League appearances for the first time since May 2011 (five apps in a row).

Hull have won just one of their last 10 league matches against Stoke (W1 D5 L4).

Stoke City have lost just one of their last 13 Premier League games at the Britannia Stadium (W7 D5 L1).

Hull attempted just five shots (inc. blocked) in this game - their lowest figure in a Premier League game this season.

Stoke have now scored in nine successive home matches in the Premier League, their best such run in the competition.

Swansea City 3 Norwich City 0

Jonathan De Guzmán has scored his last six Premier League goals at the Liberty Stadium.

Wilfried Bony has scored eight goals and assisted three more in 14 Premier League appearances at the Liberty Stadium this season.

The last seven Premier League goals that Wayne Routledge has scored have all come at the Liberty Stadium.

Norwich have won none of their last eight Premier League away games, losing the last six in a row (W0 D2 L6).

There have been 25 goals scored in just six Premier League meetings between Norwich and Swansea (4.2 per game).

Michu assisted Swansea's first goal - just the fourth time this season he's been involved in a Premier League goal for the Swansea (two goals, two assists).

West Bromwich Albion 3 Cardiff City 3

West Brom scored the first goal of a PL game for only the eighth occasion this season - only opponents Cardiff (7) have scored the first goal on fewer occasions.

Graham Dorrans scored his first PL goal since March 30, 2013.

Jordon Mutch's goal was only the ninth that Cardiff City have scored in the first half this season in the Premier League - Mutch has scored four of these.

Steven Caulker has scored five Premier League goals this season, four of which have been headers.

The was only the second game this season to see both sides score in the 90th minute or later (after Man City 6-3 Arsenal).

Cardiff City have conceded nine goals in the 90th minute or later this season, four more than any other team.

Arsenal 1 Manchester City 1

After going 24 Premier League appearances without an assist, Lukas Podolski has now assisted a goal in two successive PL games.

Mathieu Flamini's goal ended Manchester City's run of 561 minutes without conceding a goal in the Premier League, their longest such run in the competition.

After a run of winning the last 21 competitive games that he had scored in for Manchester City, David Silva netted but didn't end on the winning side in this match.

Arsenal have won 13 points from their last 10 Premier League games (W3 D4 L3) - 10 sides have won more points than this in their last 10 PL matches.

Arsenal attempted 10 shots (inc. blocked) in this match - nine of which came in the second half.

The Gunners have won 13 points in 11 Premier League games against the other sides currently in the top seven of the PL table this season. Man City, in comparison, have won 22 from 10 games.

Fulham 1 Everton 3

Fulham have won just four of their last 20 Premier League matches at Craven Cottage (W4 D1 L15).

Everton have won seven and lost none of the last nine Premier League games against Fulham.

Everton have now won five consecutive Premier League games, their longest winning run since November 2002.

Everton have scored the highest percentage of second-half goals in the Premier League this season (71%).

Fulham have conceded in 16 of their last 17 Premier League matches.

Fulham have conceded 22 goals in the final 15 minutes of PL games this season, more than any other side.

Only Manchester City (19) have scored more times in the final 15 minutes of PL games than Everton (17) this term.

Fulham have kept the fewest clean sheets in the Premier League this season (4).

The Whites have only failed to score in one of their 16 Premier League home matches this season.

Liverpool 4 Tottenham Hotspur 0

Liverpool have won eight consecutive Premier League matches, their longest winning run since May 2006 (a run of nine consecutive wins).

Tottenham have lost three Premier League away games in a row for the first time since January 2009.

Liverpool v Tottenham has seen more own goals than any other fixture in Premier League history (9).

Liverpool have scored before half-time in their last 22 Premier League games, an all-time record.

Luis Suarez has scored 29 goals this season, the most by any Liverpool player in a single PL campaign.

Liverpool have scored 48 goals at Anfield this term; their highest home tally in a single Premier League campaign.

No side has scored more goals in the opening 15 minutes of PL games this season than Liverpool (12).

Tottenham have kept just one clean sheet in their last 11 Premier League away matches.

The Reds have scored two or more goals in each of their last eight PL fixtures.

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