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Stuart Dalgleish 8th Nov 2012 - 20:24

Premier League Opta Facts - 10-11 November

Arsenal v Fulham

  • Fulham have never won away at Arsenal in any competition, losing 22 and drawing four of 26 visits.
  • Former Gunner Steve Sidwell has scored in both of his Premier League appearances for Fulham against Arsenal.
  • Thomas Vermaelen scored at both ends in last season's 1-1 draw at the Emirates Stadium.
  • Last season's 2-1 comeback win at Craven Cottage was the first time Martin Jol had enjoyed a win over Arsene Wenger in the Premier League (W1 D4 L4).
  • Arsenal have made their worst start in the Premier League under Arsene Wenger, taking just 15 points from their opening 10 games.
  • The Gunners have lost three of their last five league games.
  • Fulham have lost 12 points from winning positions this season, more than any other side.
  • Last season Arsenal led the league in comeback points with 24, this season they have gained just four points from trailing situations so far.
  • 38% of the 13 Premier League own goals this season have benefitted either Fulham (3) or Arsenal (2)
  • Fulham have hit the target with a higher percentage of their shots than any other side this term (57%).


Everton v Sunderland

  • Everton have won 11 and lost none of their last 15 Premier League games with Sunderland.
  • The 4-0 victory by Everton in April over the Black Cats was the first time Martin O'Neill had suffered defeat in a Premier League head to head with David Moyes (W3 D6 L1).
  • Jack Colback scored in both meetings between Everton and Sunderland last season, the opener in the 1-1 draw at the Stadium of Light and an own goal in Everton's 4-0 win at Goodison Park.
  • Everton have attempted 200 shots this season (inc. blocked), more than any other team in any of Europe's big five leagues.
  • Only one team in Europe's top five leagues (Fortuna Düsseldorf) have hit fewer shots (inc. blocked), than Sunderland this season (78).
  • The Black Cats have managed just 12 shots on target in the Premier League this season, at least 21 fewer than any other Premier League side (Aston Villa and Reading 33).
  • The Toffees have hit the woodwork a league-high 11 times this campaign, while the Black Cats are the only side yet to hit it.
  • Everton have conceded first in each of their last five league games but haven't lost any of them (1W 4D) - this is the first time this has ever happened in the Premier League.
  • After 782 Premier League games, Everton have a goal difference of +1 (993 goals scored, 992 conceded).
  • Sunderland are without a win in 12 away league games, losing five and drawing seven.


Reading v Norwich City


  • Grant Holt scored in both games against Reading the last time these two sides were in the same division (2010-11 Championship) and was sent off in the match at the Madejski Stadium.
  • In the 2010-11 Championship, there were red cards for the away team in both league encounters.
  • Reading have won two and lost none of the last three home games against the Canaries.
  • Norwich City have the worst shot conversion rate in the Premier League this term (8%).
  • The Canaries have failed to keep a clean sheet in any of their last 38 away games in the Premier League, the longest ever such run on the road in the competition.
  • On each of the last three occasions Norwich have kept a clean sheet on the road in the Premier League, they have drawn the game 0-0. The Canaries haven't won away from home in the top-flight and kept a clean sheet since a 1-0 win at Crystal Palace in December 1994.
  • Chris Hughton's side have only won one of their last 11 away league games (W1 D3 L7).
  • Reading are without a win in nine Premier League games this season and haven't won any of their last seven top-flight home games (D4 L3).
  • Norwich have scored a higher percentage of headed goals than any other team in the top-flight (38%).
  • The Royals have the lowest passing accuracy in the top-flight this season; just 68% of their passes have found a teammate so far.


Southampton v Swansea City


  • None of the last 12 meetings between Southampton and Swansea have ended as an away win (three draws).
  • There has never been a 0-0 draw in this league fixture on the south coast and there have been 100 goals scored in 29 meetings.
  • The Saints have won just two and lost 13 of their last 18 Premier League matches.
  • Southampton have gone 19 games in the top-flight without a clean sheet, conceding 50 goals in this run.
  • After winning their opening two games with a positive goal difference of eight, Swansea have now won just one of their last eight in the league (D3 L4).
  • The Swans have lost their last three away league games without once troubling the scorers.
  • The 28 goals Southampton have conceded after 10 games this season equates to a joint-PL record at this stage (with Barnsley in 1997/98).
  • The Saints are the first team in Premier League history to trail in all of the first 10 matches of the season.
  • Just one of the 15 goals Swansea have scored this season has come from a set piece.
  • Only 49% of the shots on targets faced by Southampton goalkeepers this season have been kept out - the lowest portion in the top-flight.



Stoke City v Queens Park Rangers


  • QPR won both Premier League meetings with Stoke last season by a single-goal margin.
  • The R's are without a win in 18 top-flight away games, losing 15 of them. Their last away win was at Stoke.
  • Stoke are unbeaten in 11 Premier League games at the Brittania Stadium, winning four and drawing seven.
  • 10 of the last 12 league games played at the home of the Potters have seen under 2.5 goals scored, with no team scoring over two goals themselves in any of the last 16 games there.
  • QPR are the only team in the Premier League this season to not have a single player who has played in every game so far.
  • Stoke City have conceded a higher percentage of headed goals than any other team in the Premier League (40%).
  • 87.5% of Stoke's Premier League goals this season have been netted by English players, a league-high proportion.
  • Ryan Nelsen has made 15 blocks in the league this season, no player has made more.
  • Just 16% of Stoke's passes this season have been over 35 yards; before this term, their lowest average was 20% in 2010/11.
  • Peter Crouch has misplaced more passes than any other player in the Premier League this season (136).



Wigan Athletic v West Bromwich Albion


  • Marc Antoine Fortuné has scored three goals in three Premier League appearances against Wigan.
  • This is the ninth Premier League meeting between Wigan and West Brom and the Latics' four wins have been the odd-numbered ones (first, third, fifth and seventh).
  • Wigan have won their last two league games; they have only won three in a row once since January 2009 (May 2012).
  • On home soil, the Latics have won five and lost just two of their last 10 Premier League games.
  • West Brom have taken 15 of their 17 Premier League points this season on home soil and are yet to register an away win this term (P4 D2 L2).
  • 55% of the goals West Brom have conceded this season have come in the final 15 minutes - by far a league-high figure.
  • Wigan are the only Premier League side yet to claim a point having conceded the first goal this term.
  • Romelu Lukaku has been caught offside more frequently than any other player in the top-flight this season (every 28 minutes).
  • The Latics have conceded more penalties than any other side this season (four).
  • The Baggies have the best crossing accuracy in the Premier League this campaign, with 30% of crosses finding a teammate so far.



Aston Villa v Manchester United


  • Aston Villa have won one of the last 33 Premier League meetings with Manchester United (W1 D9 L23).
  • Manchester United's unbeaten run of 16 Premier League games at Villa Park is the longest of any team away from home at one single opponent.
  • The last four games where Wayne Rooney has netted against Aston Villa in the Premier League, the United forward has grabbed a brace.
  • Since the "You'll never win anything with kids" opening day win by Villa over Man Utd in August 1995, Villa have failed to score in 11 of their 16 Premier League home games against Man Utd.
  • Villa have opened the scoring in three of the last five meetings at Villa Park with United but were pegged back to two draws and one defeat.
  • Only Steven Gerrard (5) has scored more goals against Manchester United since August 2006 in the Premier League than Gabriel Agbonlahor (4).
  • United have come from behind to win 12 points this season, more than any other side.
  • United have the best conversion rate in the division this season (21%).
  • Wayne Rooney has failed to score seven of the 20 penalties that he has taken in the Premier League (35%).
  • The Red Devils have caught their opponents offside just six times this season, the fewest in the top-flight.



Manchester City v Tottenham Hotspur


  • Samir Nasri has scored in three of his last four Premier League appearances against Tottenham and provided three assists in the one game where he didn't score.
  • Only Chelsea and Arsenal (10 each) have won more Premier League games away at Manchester City than Tottenham (9).
  • Man City have won the last three games against Spurs in the Premier League but had won just one of the previous 15 against the Londoners, losing 11.
  • 48% of Edin Dzeko's Premier League goals for Manchester City have been as a substitute (10 of 21). The Bosnian is one of only 16 players to have netted 10 or more Premier League goals off the bench.
  • Dzeko's adversary in this game Jermain Defoe, meanwhile, is the Premier League's all-time top scoring substitute (20 goals).
  • Tottenham Hotspur have won 299 Premier League games.
  • City are unbeaten in 34 Premier League home games, only Chelsea and Manchester United have ever gone on longer runs.
  • Spurs have won their last three away league games; they haven't won four on the bounce since April 1989.
  • Tottenham have used more players than any other side in the top-flight this season (25).
  • Roberto Mancini's side have conceded a higher percentage of goals from set pieces than any other top-flight team (56%).



Newcastle United v West Ham United


  • Andy Carroll has played in this fixture twice (both for Newcastle), netting on both occasions.
  • Kevin Nolan has played in this fixture twice (both for Newcastle), netting on both occasions.
  • Newcastle have lost just one of the last 13 Premier League games against West Ham (W7 D5 L1).
  • Sam Allardyce has won his last four matches as a Premier League coach against Newcastle, including the two games since they fired him in January 2008.
  • Allardyce was in charge at Newcastle for 21 Premier League games winning seven, drawing five and losing nine.
  • West Ham have only won three of their last 41 Premier League games away from Upton Park, with two of those wins coming against fellow London sides.
  • The Magpies have won 11 and lost just two of their last 15 Premier League home games, with those defeats coming against Manchester United and Manchester City.
  • Mark Noble has made a tackle more frequently than any other regular player in the Premier League this season (every 20 minutes on average).
  • Only Robin van Persie (11) has won his team more points with his goals than Demba Ba (eight) in the PL this term.
  • Four of the nine yellow cards for time-wasting in the PL this term have been given to West Ham players.



Chelsea v Liverpool


  • Fernando Torres scored five goals in four Premier League games against Chelsea while playing for Liverpool, but has netted none in the three for the Blues against the Reds since his transfer.
  • Torres made his debut for Chelsea against Liverpool at Stamford Bridge after his £50m transfer, but has lost all three Premier League meetings with Liverpool and in the League Cup last season too.
  • Liverpool have lost only two of their last 11 Premier League games against Chelsea (W7 D2 L2) and won the last four in a row.
  • The Reds have won three and lost just one of their last five Premier League trips to Stamford Bridge and also won at the home of the west Londoners last season in the League Cup.
  • Chelsea have now gone five games without a clean sheet in the Premier League, their worst such spell since January. They have also conceded the opening goal in their last two home games at Stamford Bridge.
  • Liverpool are the only side yet to score a goal in the closing 15 minutes of games this season.
  • Liverpool have played more Premier League games on a Sunday than any other side (187, winning 87).
  • Frank Lampard has made 499 Premier League starts (including games both at West Ham United and Chelsea).
  • Luis Suarez's Premier League conversion rate is 14% this season, up from 10% in 2011-12 and 9% in 2010-11.
  • The Uruguayan has been directly involved in 82% of Liverpool's goals this season, only Steven Fletcher (100%) has been more important for his club in the Premier League.

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