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David Thompson 2nd Feb 2012 - 13:28

Premier League Opta Facts – February 4 - 6

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Premier League Opta Facts -February 4th - 6th

 

Arsenal v Blackburn Rovers

Blackburn only had four shots on target against Arsenal at Ewood Park, but thanks to two own goals by the Gunners they won 4-3.

Mikel Arteta has scored five goals in the Premier League versus Blackburn, more than against any other opponent.

Paul Robinson has conceded 53 goals against Arsenal in the Premier League; more than any other 'keeper against any opponent in the competition.

Robin van Persie has scored 10 goals in 12 games in all competitions against Blackburn.

David Dunn has scored five goals in eight Premier League games for Blackburn against Arsenal.

Blackburn have converted the highest percentage of scoring chances away from home this season (22%).

Defeat last time out against Manchester United ended a nine match unbeaten run for the Gunners at the Emirates.

The last 0-0 draw at the Emirates in the Premier League came when Blackburn visited in April 2011.

Starting with that goalless draw, Blackburn have lost just five of their last 15 matches on the road (W2 D8 L5).

Blackburn haven't kept a clean sheet away from home in their last 14 Premier League games since that 0-0 draw at the Emirates.

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Norwich City v Bolton Wanderers

Bolton have drawn none of their last 16 Premier League away matches (W4 L12).

The Trotters have kept just one clean sheet in their last 37 Premier League away games.

Norwich have lost just one of their last five home games (W2 D2 L1) but won none of the last three.

Six of the last seven league meetings between Norwich and Bolton have been won by a single goal margin.

Bolton have failed to score in three of their last five Premier League away games.

Norwich have scored a league-high proportion of headed goals in the Premier League (41%).

The Canaries have mustered a league-high 28 headers on target this season.

Owen Coyle's side have fired in the highest percentage of shots on target in the top flight (53%).

Bolton have made more interceptions than any other Premier League side this season (448).

Norwich have kept just one clean sheet in their last 24 Premier League matches.

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Queens Park Rangers v Wolverhampton Wanderers

Steven Fletcher has scored in each of his last four Premier League away appearances.

Wolves have only won seven of 37 Premier League games against London clubs.

There have been just two goals scored in the last four league meetings between Wolves and QPR at Loftus Road.

QPR have won just one of their last 11 home matches in all competitions with Wolves (W1 D7 L3), but that was the last encounter in December 2008.

Victory over Wigan ended a run of five games without a win on home soil for QPR (W0 D1 L4).

Wolves have won none of their last 10 Premier League away games (W0 D4 L6) but have drawn the last three in a row, including two in London.

Wolves have kept one clean sheet in their last 15 Premier League away games.

Wolves have won none of their last nine Premier League matches (D4 L5).

Mick McCarthy's side have failed to keep a clean sheet in their last 20 Premier League games.

Wolves are the only team not to score a goal from outside the box this season.

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Stoke City v Sunderland

None of the seven Premier League meetings between Sunderland and Stoke has ended as an away win, with six wins for the home side and a draw.

Stoke have won the last four home games against Sunderland, all by a single goal margin.

Sunderland have drawn none of their last nine Premier League away games, winning three and losing six.

Stoke have kept just one clean sheet in their last seven Premier League games at the Britannia Stadium and won none of the last three (D2 L1).

Stoke have managed just 33 shots on target in 11 Premier League home games, fewer than any other team.

Stoke have fired in fewer shots on target than any other Premier League team (59).

The Potters have won just one of their last seven Premier League matches (W1 D3 L3).

Stoke have only scored in the first half of one of their last eight league matches.

Stoke have scored the highest percentage of goals from set pieces (57%) in the Premier League.

33% of the goals Sunderland have conceded have come from headers, a league high percentage, while Stoke have shipped a league low 11% headed goals.

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West Bromwich Albion v Swansea City

Swansea scored three goals from just four shots on target in the meeting with the Baggies in September, while West Brom failed to score with five shots on target.

There has been a penalty scored in three of the last four meetings between Swansea and West Brom.

West Brom have won just two of their last 11 Premier League home games (W2 D2 L7) and have picked up just one point from the last 15 available at the Hawthorns.

Swansea have failed to score in four of their last six Premier League away matches.

Swansea have only lost one of their last six Premier League games (W2 D3 L1).

The Welsh side have committed fewer fouls than any other team in the Premier League (197).

West Brom have won just one of their last six Premier League games (W1 D2 L3).

West Brom have kept just one clean sheet in their last 15 Premier League games.

The Baggies have scored 26% of their goals in the opening 15 minutes this season, a higher proportion than any other side.

Ashley Williams has blocked more shots than any other player in the Premier League (33).

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Wigan Athletic v Everton

Wigan scored from their only shot on target against Everton at Goodison Park earlier this season.

Everton have won just one of their last five Premier League away games (W1 D2 L2).

The Latics have won none of their last nine Premier League home games (W0 D3 L6).

The last three times Wigan have taken the lead against Everton, the Toffees have come back to earn seven points with two wins and a draw.

Wigan have only won one of the six home Premier League games against Everton (W1 D2 L3).

Wigan have conceded the joint-most penalties in the PL this season (8) and Steven Caldwell the most of any player (4).

Three of the four penalties Gary Caldwell has conceded this season have been saved by Ali Al-Habsi.

Everton have only scored eight goals in their last 11 Premier League games and never more than once in a game in that run.

74% of the goals Everton have scored have been netted in the second half, the highest proportion in the top flight.

Wigan have scored fewer headed goals than any other team in the Premier League (1).

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Manchester City v Fulham

Neither side has kept a clean sheet in the last 15 Premier League matches between Fulham and Man City.

In the last eight league games between Man City and Fulham, 13 of the 14 goals the Whites have scored have been netted in the second half, while 11 of the 15 City have scored have come in the first half.

In fact, all of the last 24 goals scored by Man City in this fixture have come before the 60th minute.

Damien Duff has scored in his last two away games against Man City.

Manchester City have won their last 16 Premier League home matches since drawing 1-1 at home to Fulham in February 2011.

Arsenal are the only team to restrict Man City to fewer than two goals in the 11 league games at the Etihad Stadium this season and on nine occasions they've netted three or more.

Fulham have won just one of their last 11 Premier League away games (W1 D5 L5) and none of the last six (W0 D4 L2).

Fulham have lost none of their last four away games against Man City (W2 D2 L0).

79% of the goals Man City have conceded have been shipped in the second half of games, the highest proportion in the Premier League.

Fulham are the only team in the Premier League who have not conceded a penalty this season.

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Newcastle United v Aston Villa

Alex McLeish has won none and lost three of his five matches as a Premier League coach against Newcastle United.

This fixture ended 6-0 to the Magpies last season

Aston Villa have lost just two of their last 12 Premier League away games (W4 D6 L2) and none of the last five (W3 D2).

None of the last nine Premier League meetings between Newcastle and Aston Villa have been away wins.

Newcastle have lost just two of their last 15 Premier League home matches (W8 D5 L2).

Aston Villa have recovered more points from losing positions than any other team in the top flight (11).

Villa have conceded 55% of their goals in the first half, a league-high proportion.

Darren Bent has score in four of his last five Premier League appearances and now has 100 Premier League goals.

Aston Villa are the only team in the Premier League without a goal from a corner this season.

Aston Villa have conceded more goals from corners than any other team in the top flight this season (10).

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Chelsea v Manchester United

Man Utd have won five of the last six matches in all competitions against Chelsea.

Fernando Torres has scored four goals in his last seven Premier League games against Man Utd.

Chelsea have lost as many times in their last seven league games (3) as they had in the previous 53 matches at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea are unbeaten in their last nine Premier League home games against the Red Devils winning six and drawing three.

Man Utd have scored just four goals in their last 10 visits in all competitions to Stamford Bridge

Man Utd have the best away record in the Premier League accruing 26 points so far and conceding fewer goals than any other team on the road (7).

Wayne Rooney has scored four goals in his last seven Premier League appearances against Chelsea and also netted on his last two visits to Stamford bridge, one in the league and one in the Champions League.

Man Utd have the best conversion rate in the Premier League, scoring with 20% of their attempts at goal.

Chelsea have picked up more cards than any other team in the Premier League; 50 yellows and four reds.

Fernando Torres has gone 12 league games without a goal, his longest drought since arriving in England.

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Liverpool v Tottenham Hotspur

Jamie Carragher has scored as many Premier League goals for Tottenham as he has for Liverpool in his career.

Since taking over, Harry Redknapp has overseen six wins in eight games in all competitions for Spurs against Liverpool.

There has been a penalty awarded in four of the last five Premier League matches between Tottenham and Liverpool.

Luka Modric has scored in his last two league appearances against the Reds.

Spurs' win at Anfield last season ended a run of 16 Premier League away games at Liverpool without a victory (D5 L11).

There has been a 90th minute goal in three of the last four league meetings between Liverpool and Tottenham.

Spurs have picked up more points after 23 games than in any previous Premier League season.

Tottenham have only lost two of the last 10 Premier League away matches (W6 D2 L2), but have won just one of the last four (W1 D1 L2).

Liverpool have only had fewer points after 11 home games in two of the previous 19 Premier League campaigns (18 in 2007-08 & 17 in 2003-04).

Kenny Dalglish's side are one of only two sides in the Premier League with an unbeaten home record this season, but they have drawn seven of their 11 matches at Anfield.

 

 

 

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