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Stuart Dalgleish 5th May 2011 - 16:21

Premier League Opta Facts - 7-9 May

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Aston Villa v Wigan Athletic

  • The Latics are unbeaten at Villa Park in the Premier League, winning three and drawing two of their five previous visits.
  • Aston Villa have only netted one home goal against Wigan in the five previous Premier League meetings in Birmingham combined.
  • Wigan Athletic have earned 99 away points in the Premier League.
  • Aston Villa have only kept two clean sheets in their last 25 league games.
  • The Villains have now lost 26 points from winning positions this season, three more than any other side.
  • The Latics have only kept one clean sheet in their last 15 away league games.

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Bolton Wanderers v Sunderland

  • Matt Taylor has netted four goals in eight Premier League appearances against the Black Cats.
  • Sunderland have won their last three games against Bolton in a row, keeping a clean sheet each time.
  • The Trotters have won five consecutive Premier League home games for the first time ever.
  • Daniel Sturridge has netted five goals in his last five games at the Reebok Stadium.
  • Sunderland have conceded a total of 28 goals in their last 11 games and at least two in 10 of them.
  • Bolton have won more points (nine) from goals scored in the final five minutes than any other Premier League side.

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Everton v Manchester City

  • The Toffees have won six of their last seven encounters with City, losing the other.
  • David Moyes' side have only failed to score in one of their last 14 Premier League meetings with the Citizens, but have never netted more than twice in a game in this run.
  • Tim Cahill has opened the scoring in three of the last four games he has started against Manchester City.
  • Everton scored two goals from just two shots on target when they beat Manchester City 2-1 in December.
  • Only Manchester United (27) have taken more points from North West derbies than Manchester City (23) and Everton (18) this term.
  • Everton have let in just five goals in the 75-90 minute period of Premier League game this term; only Fulham (2) have conceded fewer.

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Newcastle United v Birmingham City

  • The Magpies have only lost one of 11 Premier League meetings with Birmingham, winning six and drawing four.
  • Newcastle have only taken six points out of the last 24 available.
  • The Blues haven't managed more than two goals in any of their last 58 Premier League matches.
  • Newcastle have won just one of their last six games at St James Park.
  • The Magpies have been shown more yellow cards (74) than any other side.
  • Cheik Tiote has been shown 13 yellow cards in the league this season. The last player to receive more than 13 in a single campaign was Robbie Savage in 2001/02 (14).

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West Ham United v Blackburn Rovers

  • Blackburn have only won one of their last 14 Premier League meetings with the Hammers, although the last four have all ended in draws.
  • At Upton Park, West Ham are unbeaten in 15 meetings with Rovers in all competitions, and haven't lost at home to Blackburn since April 1994 (1-2 in the Premiership).
  • West Ham have lost five consecutive league games for the first time since March 2010, when they lost six in a row.
  • Rovers have gone seven games away from Ewood Park since their last away victory.
  • Only one of the Hammers' last 10 home league games has ended in a draw.
  • Alongside West Brom, the Hammers have conceded a league-high 10 goals in the opening 15 minutes of Premier League games this season.

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Tottenham Hotspur v Blackpool

  • Blackpool netted three goals from just four shots on target when these sides met in February.
  • Spurs have only won one of their last eight in the Premier League, losing two and drawing five.
  • The last four Premier League games involving Tottenham have seen a total of 18 goals scored, an average of 4.5 a game.
  • Blackpool have only won one of their last 15 league games, losing 10 of them.
  • At White Hart Lane, three of Spurs' last four league games have ended in draws.
  • Spurs have hit more penalties off target (three) and more direct free kicks off target (15) than any other Premier League side.

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Wolverhampton Wanderers v West Bromwich Albion

  • Wolves have only won one of their last 10 meetings with their Midlands rivals in all competitions, losing six and drawing three.
  • West Brom have now gone a Premier League record 33 games without a clean sheet.
  • In this season's reverse fixture, West Brom had eight shots on target compared to Wolves' one, but the game finished 1-1.
  • Roy Hodgson's men have gone four consecutive away games without defeat in the Premier League for the first time in their history.
  • Peter Odemwingie has now scored five goals in his last six league games.
  • If Premier League games ended at half-time this season, West Brom would be bottom with 30 points.

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Stoke City v Arsenal

  • In two previous appearances against the Potters combined, Robin van Persie scored twice and was sent off once.
  • Stoke have won four of their last five home league meetings with the Gunners, and also knocked Arsene Wenger's side out of the FA Cup at the Britannia Stadium last season.
  • Arsenal have taken more points away from home (30) than any other team this season.
  • Arsenal have netted the most goals in the opening 15 minutes of Premier League games this season (15) whilst the Potters have scored the fewest (one).
  • The Potters have scored a greater proportion of their goals from set pieces than any other side (48.8%) whilst Arsenal have scored relatively less than any other team (19.1%).

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Manchester United v Chelsea

  • The Blues have won their last three Premier League games against United. Only Liverpool (between December 2000 and January 2002) have ever won four consecutive PL games against the Red Devils.
  • Chelsea have only kept one clean sheet in their last 15 league trips to Old Trafford.
  • Chelsea have won their last five league games, but did suffer defeat to Manchester United in the Champions League during this run.
  • No side in the Premier League has scored more goals than Manchester United or Chelsea in the final 15 minutes this season (both 19).
  • Howard Webb has awarded penalties to Man Utd in three of the last four competitive games he has officiated at Old Trafford.
  • Manchester United have won the last seven Premier League matches at Old Trafford that Howard Webb has officiated.

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Fulham v Liverpool

  • The Cottagers have failed to score in six of their last seven meetings with Liverpool.
  • Fulham have won six of their last seven at Craven Cottage, drawing the other.
  • During this run of seven games, only Blackburn have managed to breach the Cottagers' defence.
  • Liverpool have scored in 10 consecutive away games, the joint-longest run of its kind in the Premier League all season.
  • On average, Fulham concede their first goal after 31 minutes, quicker than any other Premier League side.
  • Only counting games in May, Fulham have won more points per game (1.68) than Liverpool (1.65).
  • If only the second half of Premier League matches counted, Fulham would be third behind Chelsea and Arsenal with 59 points.

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