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Eden Jon 14th Nov 2012 - 18:45

Premier League Opta Facts - Nov 17th-19th

Premier League Opta Facts - November 17th - 19th


Arsenal v Tottenham Hotspur

  • Arsenal versus Tottenham has seen more draws in Premier League history than any other fixture (17).
  • The Gunners have won just two of the last eight Premier League games against Spurs (W2 D3 L3).
  • In the last two meetings between Spurs and Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium, a team has taken a 2-0 lead and then gone on to lose the match (Spurs won 3-2 in 2010-11 and Arsenal 5-2 in 2011-12).
  • Gareth Bale has scored three goals against Arsenal, his joint-highest tally against any opponent in the competition (along with Wigan).
  • Theo Walcott has scored three goals against Tottenham, his joint-highest tally against any opponent in the competition (along with Blackpool).
  • Emmanuel Adebayor has played in this fixture 11 times in all competitions scoring nine and assisting four goals (for Arsenal eight goals two assists, for Spurs one goal, two assists).
  • There have been 23 goals scored in the last four Premier League games between Spurs and Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium and nine of the last 10 meetings in all competitions have seen at least three goals scored.
  • here have been five penalties in the last five meetings in all competitions between Spurs and Arsenal, with Tottenham winning one spot-kick in three of the last four league games.
  • This is Arsenal's worst start to a league season since 1982-83 when they had just 14 points after 11 games.
  • Arsenal have won just two of their last eight Premier League games at the Emirates, taking 10 points from a possible 24.
  • Tottenham's next Premier League win will be their 300th in the competition.

 

Liverpool v Wigan Athletic

  • After winning seven and losing none of the first nine league meetings with Wigan, Liverpool have won none of the last five (W0 D3 L2).
  • Last season's 2-1 win at Anfield was only the second time Wigan had scored more than one goal in a game against Liverpool.
  • Liverpool have won just three of 15 Premier League games at Anfield in 2012 (W3 D6 L6).
  • Wigan are the only team in the Premier League this season not to earn any points from a game where they have fallen behind at some stage.
  • Wigan have won just two of their last nine Premier League matches (W2 D2 L5).
  • Luis Suarez has scored or assisted 10 (eight goals, two assists) of Liverpool's 14 Premier League goals this season.
  • Suarez has attempted 53 of Liverpool's 140 shots at goal this season in the Premier League; no player has had a higher proportion of their sides' shots (37.9%).
  • Wigan have won five and drawn two of the last seven games that Franco Di Santo has scored for them in the Premier League.
  • Only Wigan (18) have conceded more penalty kicks in the Premier League since August 2010 than Liverpool (16).
  • Only Man City (17) and Everton (8) are on a longer unbeaten streak in the Premier League than Liverpool (six games) currently.

 

Manchester City v Aston Villa

  • Mario Balotelli has scored six goals in four appearances against Aston Villa in all competitions and four in two in the Premier League.
  • Aston Villa have already won at the Etihad in the Capital One Cup earlier this season, City twice taking the lead before being pegged back and eventually beaten 4-2 after extra time.
  • Manchester City are unbeaten in their last 35 Premier League home games, a run that started with a 4-0 win over Aston Villa in December 2010.
  • Joleon Lescott has scored five goals against Aston Villa, more than he has netted against any other Premier League opponent.
  • Darren Bent has scored seven Premier League goals against Manchester City, only Bolton (11) have been on the wrong end of his scoring more often.
  • There have been five penalties awarded in the last eight Premier League meetings between City and Villa.
  • Victory away at Sunderland last time on the road end a run of 13 Premier League away games without a victory for Aston Villa (D5 L8).
  • Aston Villa have scored just six goals in their last 14 Premier League away matches.
  • Only Man Utd (15) have recovered more points from losing positions this season than Man City (14).
  • No team has prevented Manchester City from scoring in their last 37 Premier League games at the Etihad Stadium.

 

Newcastle United v Swansea City

  • Newcastle have won five and lost none of the last seven games against Swansea in all competitions.
  • Swansea have failed to score in five of their last six games against Newcastle, netting only once in the other.
  • Swansea have failed to score in four of their last six Premier League away games.
  • Swansea have won just one, but also lost just one of their last five Premier League matches (W1 D3 L1).
  • Swansea have gone nine games without a clean sheet in the Premier League.
  • The Swans are yet to win a Premier League game in the month of November (D4 L1).
  • Newcastle have picked up just four wins from their last 24 Premier League games in the month of November (D10 L10).
  • No side have scored fewer first half goals than Newcastle in the Premier League this season (4).
  • Only three teams (Man Utd, Man City and Chelsea) have won more Premier League games in 2012 than Newcastle United (14).
  • Newcastle have lost three of their last seven PL games at St James' Park - this after losing just two of their previous 22 in the Premier League there.

 

Queens Park Rangers v Southampton

  • QPR and Southampton have met 73 times in all competitions with both sides winning 26 of the encounters.
  • Saints have had a player sent off in two of the last three games against Rangers.
  • There have been five goals scored in the last minute or injury time of the first or second half in the last five meetings between QPR & Saints
  • Southampton have lost all five of their Premier League away games this season conceding a joint-Premier League record 18 goals from the start of a campaign in those matches (along with Blackburn 2009-10).
  • QPR have followed up a run of five straight home wins in the Premier League with a run of no wins in their last five (D3 L2).
  • QPR have scored just five goals in their last seven Premier League matches at Loftus Road.
  • 40% of Southampton's goals this season have been headers - the highest proportion in the top-flight.
  • Of current Premier League sides, QPR have the highest loss percentage in the month of November in the Premier League (60%, losing 12 of 20 games).
  • Southampton have conceded seven goals in the final 15 minutes of matches this season; more than any other side.
  • Southampton have both scored and conceded in each of their last five Premier League games at St Marys.

 

Reading v Everton

  • The last three meetings between Everton and Reading have all been won by a 1-0 scoreline.
  • The Toffees have won four and lost just one of the six league matches against the Royals.
  • Everton have lost just one of their last 11 Premier League away matches (W3 D7 L1).
  • Everton have conceded first in each of their last six Premier League games but haven't lost any of them; a record for any team in the competition.
  • Reading are without a win in 10 Premier League games this season and haven't won any of their last eight top-flight home games (D5 L3).
  • Everton are the only Premier League side with two players to have scored at least five goals already this season - Fellaini (6) and Jelavic (5).
  • Marouane Fellaini has scored as many goals this season in the league as in his last three campaigns combined (six).
  • The Toffees have hit the woodwork 11 times in the Premier League this season; more than any other team. They only hit the frame of the goal 12 times in the whole of 2011-12.
  • Reading have put in an average of 23.3 crosses per game in open play this season in the Premier League; more than any other side.
  • Leighton Baines has created 10 more goalscoring chances than any other player in the top five European Leagues this season so far (47).

 

West Bromwich Albion v Chelsea

  • West Brom ended a run of 13 consecutive defeats (11 of them in the Premier League) in all competitions at the hands of Chelsea when they beat the Blues 1-0 in March 2012.
  • West Brom have only netted five goals in 12 Premier League games against Chelsea.
  • West Brom manager Steve Clarke made 421 appearances for Chelsea as a player and was an assistant manager at Stamford Bridge during Jose Mourinho and Avram Grant's reigns.
  • Frank Lampard has scored six goals in his last nine Premier League games against West Bromwich Albion.
  • West Brom are the only Premier League team yet to concede a goal in the opening 30 minutes of games this term.
  • Chelsea have used fewer players than any other Premier League side so far this season (19).
  • Since 2010, Chelsea have won just three of the 10 Premier League games that they have played in the month of November (D3 L4).
  • West Brom have averaged fewer crosses per game from open play than any other side in the Premier League this season (13 per game).
  • Three of the top six scoring defenders in the Premier League since August 2009 currently play for Chelsea - Gary Cahill (13 goals), John Terry (12) and Branislav Ivanovic (11).
  • Seven of Chelsea's goals this season have come from defenders; a league-high tally.

 

Norwich City v Manchester United

  • Manchester United have won 12 and lost just one of the last 14 league meetings with Norwich.
  • Ryan Giggs scored at Carrow Road in the first season of the Premier League (1992-93) and the 20th season (2011-12). Giggs has netted in three of the five Premier League meetings between Norwich and United at Carrow Road. Giggs scored his second ever league goal in 3-0 home win over Norwich in September 1991.
  • United have won seven and lost just one of their last eight visits to Carrow Road in all competitions.
  • The Canaries have won three and lost just one of their last six Premier League home games and kept four clean sheets in that run.
  • Manchester United have recovered more points from losing positions than any other team in the Premier League (15) and they are one of two sides who have not dropped any points from a match where they have taken the lead at some stage.
  • United have conceded first in seven different PL games this season but have won five of them - only Swansea and QPR (eight) have conceded first more times.
  • United have seen 13 different players (excl. own goals) score for them in the Premier League already this season, more than any other side.
  • Norwich have scored with only 7.3% of their shots at goal this season in the Premier League; a lower proportion than any other side.
  • Manchester United have scored 12 goals from crosses in the Premier League this season; more than any other side.
  • Javier Hernandez has scored in five successive appearances for Manchester United; netting seven goals in total during this run.

 

Fulham v Sunderland

  • There have been just eight goals scored in the last eight Premier League meetings between Sunderland (2) and Fulham (6), with four of the games ending 0-0.
  • Fulham have won five and lost just one of the eight Premier league meetings with Sunderland on home soil.
  • Louis Saha has scored six Premier League goals against Fulham; only against Chelsea (7) has he been more prolific. Saha has never been on the losing side against his former team, winning 10 of his 11 appearances.
  • In the last four meetings between Fulham and Sunderland there have only been four red cards (one for the Londoners and three for the Wearsiders).
  • Fulham have dropped more points from winning positions than any other team in the Premier League this season (14).
  • The Whites have been ahead at some point in 10 of their 11 Premier League games this season, more than any other team.
  • Dimitar Berbatov has been directly involved in eight goals (five goals, three assists) in just seven league appearances for Fulham since his move to Craven Cottage.
  • Sunderland are the only Premier League side yet to score a headed goal this season.
  • The Black Cats have averaged a shot on target every 60 minutes in the PL this term; the next worst sides (Stoke City and Aston Villa) have managed one every 28 minutes on average.
  • Fulham have won just once of their last 16 Premier League games in the month of November (D11 L4).

 

West Ham United v Stoke City

  • Michael Owen has scored 13 goals in 17 Premier League appearances against West Ham.
  • West Ham have won four and lost one of their last five home game against Stoke in all competitions.
  • The Hammers have won three and lost one of their six Premier League home games this season.
  • Stoke have won none of their last 15 Premier League away matches (W0 D6 L9) and scored just eight goals in that run.
  • The Potters have averaged 40.8% possession in Premier League games this season; a league-low.
  • Stoke have played out the most goalless draws in the Premier League this season (3), while West Ham are one of four sides to have played in two.
  • Stoke City have lost only six of their 18 Premier League games played in the month of November, winning an average of 1.56 points per game in the month. (the fifth best of all PL sides).
  • Mark Noble has made more tackles than any other player in the Premier League this season (49).
  • Dean Whitehead (5Y 1R) has picked up more cards in the Premier League this season than any other player, despite playing only eight games.
  • Stoke City's next win will be their 50th in the Premier League.

 

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