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Eden Jon 24th Mar 2014 - 8:52

Barclays Premier League Opta Facts – March 25-26


Arsenal v Swansea City

  • There have been eight goals scored in the last 10 minutes of the last five meetings in all competitions between Arsenal and Swansea.
  • The away side has scored two goals in five of the last six meetings between Arsenal and Swansea in all competitions.
  • Arsenal have lost none of their last 13 Premier League home games (W10 D3), conceding just four goals in that run.
  • There has never been a league draw between Arsenal and Swansea with the Gunners winning five and the Swans four of the nine meetings.
  • The Gunners have not conceded a first half goal in any of their last 11 Premier League matches at the Emirates. The last opposition player to score in the first half there was Stoke's Geoff Cameron in September.
  • Arsenal have won just three of their last eight Premier League games (W3 D2 L3).
  • Only in 2011-12 (39) have Arsenal conceded more goals after 30 games of a Premier League season than they have this campaign (34)
  • 50% of the goals Arsenal have conceded this season though have come in three games away from home against the top three and they have the best home defensive record shipping just seven goals.
  • Arsenal have won only three of their last eight Premier League games, just one more than Swansea have in their last eight (2).
  • If the season had started on January 1st 2014, Swansea would be in the relegation zone, two points away from safety.

Manchester United v Manchester City

  • Wayne Rooney has scored five goals in his last five games in all competitions against City.
  • Manchester City have won four and lost one of the last five Barclays Premier League meetings with Manchester United.
  • Manchester United have lost as many Premier League home games this season (5) as in the previous three put together.
  • Manchester City have scored 3.2 goals per game in the 17 PL matches that Sergio Aguero has played in this season, compared to an average of 2.0 without the Argentine.
  • Manchester United have lost all four north west derbies in the Premier League this season.
  • Manchester City have lost none of their last eight Premier League away games (W6 D2) keeping clean sheets in three of their last four road trips.
  • There have been 49 league draws between Manchester City and Manchester United.
  • Danny Welbeck has scored in each of his last three Premier League starts at Old Trafford.
  • Manchester United have taken more points away from home than any other Premier League team this season (30), but only 21 out of a possible 42 at Old Trafford.
  • Yaya Toure has scored with nine of his 11 dead ball shots this season (five penalties, four direct free-kicks).

Newcastle United v Everton

  • This fixture has seen the joint-most penalties in Premier League history (17).
  • Romelu Lukaku has scored three goals in three Premier League appearances against Newcastle.
  • Everton have won two and lost just one of their last four Premier League visits to St James Park - both of their victories in this run ended 2-1 (as did the defeat).
  • The Toffees have won five, drawn three and lost just two of the last 10 league meetings with the Magpies.
  • Everton have not won any of their last five Premier League away games (W0 D2 L3), losing the last three in a row without scoring.
  • There have been at least three goals scored in each of the last six Premier League meetings between these two sides - with both Everton and Newcastle scoring in every one of these games.
  • If Everton win this game it will be the first time they've won four Premier League games in a row since March 2008.
  • Newcastle have taken nine points from their last four Premier League games (W3 L1).
  • Newcastle have scored just two goals in their last six Premier League home games but those strikes have brought in six points.
  • Only three of Romelu Lukaku's 11 Premier League goals for Everton have come in away games.

West Ham United v Hull City

  • Carlton Cole has scored in each of his three league appearances for West Ham at home against Hull City, netting a total of four goals.
  • The Tigers have lost their last four away league games against West Ham, not winning at Upton Park since January 1990.
  • Nikita Jelavic has scored three goals in this last two Premier League appearances for Hull City away from home.
  • Hull City have won two successive Premier League away games - the last time that they went on a longer run than this in the top-flight away from home was in October 2008 (four wins).
  • After winning four Premier League games in a row, West Ham have now lost each of their last three.
  • Hull's last four clean sheets in the Premier League have coincided with their last four wins.
  • Hull are looking to record three Premier League away wins in succession for the first time since clocking up four in a row in October 2008.
  • Stewart Downing has delivered more successful crosses & corners than any other player in the Premier League this season (62).
  • Shane Long has three goals and an assist in eight Premier League games for Hull, matching his total in 15 appearances for West Brom earlier in the season.

Liverpool v Sunderland

  • Luis Suarez has scored seven goals in six Barclays Premier League appearances against Sunderland.
  • Sunderland have scored just five goals in 12 Premier League visits to Anfield
  • The Black Cats have won just three of the 25 Premier League games against Liverpool, losing 14 - all three of these wins have come at home.
  • Liverpool have won 10 and lost none of their last 11 Premier League games at Anfield.
  • Daniel Sturridge has scored 10 goals in 10 Premier League appearances at Anfield this season, including six in his last four there.
  • Liverpool have only failed to score in one of their last 15 Premier League games at Anfield (0-1 v Southampton in September), averaging 2.9 goals per game in this period.
  • Luis Suarez needs two goals to become the first Liverpool player to score 30 league goals in a single season since Ian Rush in 1986-87.
  • Suarez has scored or assisted 39 goals this season, only three players (Alan Shearer, Andy Cole & Thierry Henry) have been involved in more goals in a single campaign.
  • In 11 Premier League games in 2014, Liverpool have scored an average of 3.45 goals per game. Over a full season that would result in 131 goals.
  • Liverpool games have seen an average of four goals per game (for and against combined) this season, the first time this rate has been seen by any top-flight side since the 1963-64 season.



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