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Liverpool's penalty record, Arsenal's leaky defence and Jonny Evans' poor run feature in our review of the weekend's Premier League stats.

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TEAMtalk takes a look at all the key Opta statistics following the latest Premier League action which saw Arsenal move two points clear at the top, Manchester United suffer yet another setback, and bottom three Sunderland, Crystal Palace and Norwich all ship in four goals.

Newcastle United 2 Liverpool 2

There have been 39 Premier League games between Newcastle and Liverpool without a 0-0; no fixture has had more games and no goalless draws.

Newcastle have only one win in seven Premier League games at home (D2 L4).

Liverpool are unbeaten in their last eight Premier League away games, their best run since 2009.

Daniel Sturridge has now scored 13 goals in his last 13 Premier League appearances.

Sturridge has scored five goals in four starts at St James' Park.

That was the 126th goal in Premier League games between Newcastle and Liverpool, more than in any other clash.

Liverpool (118) have been awarded more penalties than any other team in Premier League history.

Newcastle received their 63rd Premier League red card; only Blackburn (76), Everton (76) & Arsenal (72) have more.

Steven Gerrard is the 24th player to score 100+ Premier League goals.

Steven Gerrard is the 13th player to score 100+ Premier League goals for a single club.

Of Steven Gerrard's 100 Premier League goals, 20 have come from the penalty spot including each of the last five.

12 of Newcastle's 14 shots in this game came from outside the box.

Liverpool's Premier League second half scorelines this season have been (from earliest to most recent) 0-0, 0-0, 0-0, 0-1, 0-1, 1-1, 0-1, 1-1.

Arsenal 4 Norwich City 1

Arsenal have collected more points (59) and more wins (18) in the Barclays Premier League in 2013 than any other side.

Norwich have scored in each of their last eight league games against Arsenal, but have collected just four points in this run.

The Gunners are on the longest run of scoring in consecutive games in the Barclays Premier League (13 games).

Arsene Wenger's side have only managed three clean sheets in their last 15 league games at the Emirates.

Arsenal are the only side to score in every Premier League game this season.

With four, Olivier Giroud has already surpassed his assist total from last season (3).

Jack Wilshere scored in consecutive Premier League games for the first time.

Mesut Ozil has two goals and three assists in five Premier League games for the Gunners.

Aaron Ramsey has six goals in his last six appearances for Arsenal (all comps).

This was Arsenal's third 4-1 home win of 2013 in the Premier League.

Chelsea 4 Cardiff City 1

Chelsea have won 11 and drawn one of their last 12 Barclays Premier League games at Stamford Bridge.

Cardiff have kept a clean sheet in just one of their eight Barclays Premier League games so far.

Petr Cech failed to keep a clean sheet in his 300th Premier League appearance.

Samuel Eto'o scored his first Premier League goal with his 12th shot this season.

Eto'o was the first striker to score a Premier League goal for Chelsea this season.

Oscar has matched his Premier League goals total from last season (four).

Eden Hazard scored two and assisted another in this game.

Hazard now has 12 assists and 12 goals in 42 Premier League appearances for Chelsea.

Hazard created five chances from open play, more than any other player.

Jose Mourinho is now unbeaten in 64 Premier League home games as manager of Chelsea (W50 D14)

Everton 2 Hull City 1

No side has currently gone longer without losing at home in the Barclays Premier League than Everton (13 games - W10 D3).

Yannick Sagbo's goal was the earliest scored by a subsititute in the Premier League this season (30 minutes).

Everton conceded for only the second time in the last nine Premier League home games.

Hull scored with their only shot on target.

Kevin Mirallas scored and created six goalscoring chances in this game. No player created more on Saturday.

Manchester United 1 Southampton 1

Robin van Persie has scored five goals in five Premier League appearances against Southampton (four in three for Man Utd).

Manchester United have played consecutive home league matches without a win for the first time since 2007 (May - August).

The Red Devils have kept just two clean sheets in their last 12 Premier League games.

Southampton's last seven away games in the Premier League have produced just eight goals.

Since the beginning of last season, Manchester United have not lost a PL game after taking the lead (W32 D4).

Saints have avoided defeat for just the second time in 15 Premier League visits to Old Trafford (L13).

United have won just three of their last eight home Premier League matches (D2 L3).

The Old Trafford side have failed to keep a clean sheet in each of Jonny Evans' last five league appearances.

Southampton have had more than 50% possession on each of their last two visits to Old Trafford (54% on Saturday; 57% in January).

Stoke 0 West Bromwich Albion 0

Stoke have kept a clean sheet in seven of their previous nine Barclays Premier League games against West Brom.

West Brom have gone five games unbeaten in the Barclays Premier League for the first time under Steve Clarke.

There have been just 13 goals scored in the nine Premier League meetings between these two sides.

Stoke's total of four goals from eight games is only the 14th time a team has scored four or fewer in their opening eight PL games. Seven of the previous 13 went down.

St├ęphane Sessegnon had four of WBA's 11 shots.

Swansea City 4 Sunderland 0

Swansea ended a run of eight successive home games without a win in the Premier League.

Swansea ended a run of 56 games without a Premier League penalty, stretching back to March 2012.

Sunderland are the fourth team to record only one point from their opening eight Premier League games. Two of the previous three went down (Man City 1996, Sheffield Wednesday 2000), while one (Southampton 1999) survived.

Sunderland have conceded 18 goals in their last six Premier League games.

The last time Sunderland kept a clean sheet was Paolo Di Canio's second and final win as manager (1-0 v Everton).

Swansea scored with four of their seven shots on target.

Sunderland managed only one shot on target.

West Ham United 1 Manchester City 3

Man City have lost just one of their last 13 Barclays Premier League meetings with West Ham (W9 D3).

Sergio Aguero's brace was his eighth in the Premier League.

Aguero's second goal was his first headed goal in the Premier League (from 41 goals).

Aguero has now scored the same number of Premier League goals as Luis Suarez (41).

Five of Aguero's six shots in this game were on target.

This was only the fourth win in City's last 12 Premier League away games.

City are the first team to score 20+ goals in the Premier League this season.

West Ham have lost three successive PL home games for the first time since March 2010.

Yaya Toure made 112 touches, the most he has made in a Premier League game this season.

Aston Villa 0 Tottenham Hotspur 2

It took Andros Townsend 27 shots to score his first Premier League goal of the season, more than any other goalscorer in the top tier.

Aston Villa have not kept a clean sheet in any of their last 15 Premier League home games, losing ten in this run (W4 D1).

The Villans have now gone 10 Premier League meetings without beating Spurs (D3 L7).

Tottenham have kept clean sheets in four of their last five encounters with Villa, winning all four of those games (D1).

Roberto Soldado scored his first Spurs goal from open play, with his first two strikes coming from the penalty spot.

11 of Aston Villa's 15 shots were off target (2 on target, 2 blocked) - the most they've recorded in a game this season. Only against Newcastle did they record fewer on target (1).

Aston Villa have the lowest possession in the Premier League (41.3%). In five fixtures of the eight games this season, their possession has been below 40%.

No Premier League team has kept more clean sheets than Tottenham (5, level with Southampton), three of which have come away from White Hart Lane.

Crystal Palace 1 Fulham 4

Fulham have scored more than three goals in a single Premier League game for the first time since the opening day of last season.

Fulham have won five and lost just one of their last seven league meetings with the Eagles.

The Lilywhites came from behind to win in the Premier League for the first time since April 21, 2012 (when they beat Wigan 2-1).

The victory is also the first points Fulham have won from losing positions so far this season.

Crystal Palace have conceded nine goals from set pieces this season, more than any other side in the Premier League.

Bryan Ruiz has assisted more league goals (9) since the beginning of last season than any other Fulham player.

Crystal Palace remain one of only two sides yet to keep a clean sheet in the Barclays Premier League this season (alongside Sunderland).

Dimitar Berbatov scored his first Premier League goal of the season; ending a run of six league appearances without a goal for Fulham.

The Bulgarian had more touches (79) than any other Fulham player in the match.

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