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Stuart Dalgleish 3rd Feb 2011 - 14:42

Premier League Opta Facts - 5-6 February

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Stoke City v Sunderland

  • In the five Premier League meetings between Stoke and Sunderland, no goals have been scored by the away team.
  • Stoke have won their last three home games against Sunderland by a one-goal margin.
  • Stoke have lost their last two league games by two goals to nil.
  • Stoke have won their last two Premier League home games by two goals to nil.
  • Sunderland have won their last two Premier League away games, they have not won three in succession since October 1999.
  • Stoke have scored just six first half goals all season, fewer than any other side.
  • Sunderland average only 0.63 points per game in February, the worst record of any side with more than one season in the Premier League.

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Aston Villa v Fulham

  • Fulham have only won three of the 19 Premier League meetings with Aston Villa.
  • Aston Villa have won six and lost none of the nine home games against Fulham in the Premier League era.
  • Gabriel Agbonlahor has scored three goals in his last two appearances against Fulham.
  • Villa have kept only clean sheet in their last 15 Premier League games.
  • If the Premier League had started on Boxing Day, Fulham would be sixth, level on points with Chelsea.
  • Fulham have won every other game in their last seven games, if this run continues then they will fail to win this match.

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Everton v Blackpool

  • Only one of the last nine league meetings between Everton and Blackpool has ended as a home win.
  • Everton have failed to score in their last four home league matches against Blackpool.
  • There has only been one goal scored in the last four league matches between Everton and Blackpool at Goodison Park.
  • Only West Brom have picked up fewer points than Everton since Boxing Day.
  • Blackpool have scored as many away goals as Manchester United this season, 17.
  • Only Wigan and Birmingham have scored fewer home goals than Everton (14) this season.
  • Blackpool have conceded 11 goals in their last four Premier League games.

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Manchester City v West Bromwich Albion

  • West Brom didn't manage a single shot on target in their match against Man City at the Hawthorns in November, while City scored twice form just three attempts on target.
  • There have been three red cards in the last four Premier League games between West Brom and Man City.
  • City and West Brom have met twice this season, with the Baggies winning in the League Cup and the Citizens in the Premier League.
  • City have won only one of their last four league games.
  • Aleksandar Kolarov has been booked in his last two Premier League games.
  • West Brom (6) and Manchester City (5) have collected 11 Premier League red cards between them this season.
  • West Brom have averaged only 0.71 points per game in the Premier League in February, the third lowest total of any regular club.

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Newcastle United v Arsenal

  • Robin van Persie has opened the scoring in the 13th minute of each of Arsenal's last two away games which the Gunners have gone on to win 3-0.
  • This is the third meeting between Newcastle and Arsenal this season, with the Gunners winning 4-0 away in the League Cup and the Magpies 1-0 away in the Premier League.
  • Newcastle have won just two of the last 19 matches against Arsenal in all competitions.
  • The Gunners have won only two of their last 10 visits to the three north east clubs in the Premier League.
  • Newcastle have only scored five goals in their last 12 Premier League games against Arsenal, but those goals have earned them eight points.
  • Newcastle have conceded exactly one goal in their last three league games.
  • Arsenal have won five and drawn two of their last seven league games.
  • The Gunners have leaked only one goal in five league games.

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Tottenham Hotspur v Bolton Wanderers

  • Bolton scored four goals from just six shots on target in their 4-2 win over Spurs at the Reebok back in November.
  • Kevin Davies has scored six goals in his last five Premier League games against Tottenham.
  • 14 players have scored for Bolton this season, more than any other Premier League side.
  • Tottenham have kept clean sheets in their last three Premier League games at White Hart Lane; they have not kept four in a row since February 6 last year.
  • Bolton have scored a total of only three goals in their last six league games.
  • Wanderers have lost their last five Premier League away games in succession, their worst run since December 1995.
  • Spurs have averaged seven corners per game this season, the highest rate in the league.

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Wigan Athletic v Blackburn Rovers

  • Six of the last seven matches between Wigan and Blackburn have ended as home wins.
  • Roque Santa Cruz has scored five goals in four Premier League games against Wigan.
  • Wigan have gone seven Premier League games without a win, their worst run since February last year.
  • Blackburn have conceded a total of 19 goals in their last six Premier League away games, an average of 3.2 per game.
  • Wigan have averaged only 4.0 corners per game this season, the lowest rate in the division.
  • Blackburn would be fourth if only the first half of Premier League games counted.
  • Wigan have scored only 13 second half goals this season, fewer than any other side.

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Wolverhampton Wanderers v Manchester United

  • Four of the five Premier League meetings between Man Utd and Wolves have been won by a single-goal margin.
  • Four of the last five league games between Wolves and United at Molineux have been won by a 1-0 scoreline and the other game finished 1-1.
  • Park Ji-Sung has scored three goals in two games against Wolves this season.
  • Wolves have scored three equalising goals in the two games against Man Utd this season, but lost to a 90th minute winner in both matches.
  • Man Utd have won 10 and lost just one of the last 12 matches against Wolves in all competitions.
  • Wolves' only previous Premier League win against Manchester United came when they were bottom and United were top (January 2004).
  • United can set a new club Premier League record of 30 games without losing if they avoid defeat in this game.
  • Manchester United have conceded only five goals before half-time this season.

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West Ham United v Birmingham City

  • Birmingham have only won one of the last eight Premier League matches against West Ham.
  • West Ham have used 31 different players this season, the joint-most along with Aston Villa.
  • Birmingham have hit only 78 shots on target this season, fewer than any other side.
  • Birmingham have won only 10 out of 50 Premier League games they've played on a Sunday.
  • The Hammers have exactly the same record as they did after 25 league games last season: W5 D9 L11.
  • At this point last season Birmingham had 10 more points than they do currently (24).
  • West Ham have conceded more corners than any other side, 187.
  • Robbie Keane has scored six goals in 11 games against the Blues in the Premier League.

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Chelsea v Liverpool

  • Fernando Torres scored seven goals in eight appearances against Chelsea for Liverpool.
  • The last four Premier League games between Chelsea and Liverpool have all ended 2-0.
  • Both sides have scored in only one of the last nine Premier League meetings.
  • Liverpool have only scored seven goals in 18 Premier League visits to Stamford Bridge, failed to score in 12 of them and the only goal they have scored in the last six visits was an own goal by Bosingwa.
  • Bruno Cheyrou was the last Liverpool player to score at Stamford Bridge in the Premier League in 2004; the Reds have gone nine hours and 57 minutes without one of their players scoring since.
  • Raul Meireles has scored three goals in his last four Premier League games.
  • Liverpool have not won four league games in succession since September 2009, a run that ended with an away defeat at Stamford Bridge.

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