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Premier League weekend stats

By SportUK 13/05/2012 21:31

Pablo Zabaleta, Manchester CityManchester City v Queens Park Rangers

Zabaleta’s goal was his first of the season in all competitions.

Djibril Cissé played in eight Premier League games this season: he was sent off in two and scored in the other six (including today).

Edin Dzeko scored for the first time in the Premier League since February.

The last player to score as many goals on his debut Premier League season as Agüero (23) was Torres (24 in 07/08).

QPR received nine red cards in the Premier League this season, the joint-most by a team in a single Premier League campaign (with Sunderland 09/10).

City are the third team in Premier League history to earn 55 points from a possible 57 on home soil (Chelsea 2005-06 & Man Utd (2010-11)

City had 44 shots in this match, the most by a team in a Premier League game since 2003/04, QPR had just three.

No other Premier League side managed more than 31 shots in a single game this season.

Dzeko's goal was City's 43rd shot, Agüero's was their 44th.

Man City had 81% possession in this match, the most recorded by a team in the Premier League this season.

Sunderland v Manchester United

Wayne Rooney has 27 league goals this season, the most he’s ever managed in a Premier League season.

Rooney reached double figures for away goals in the Premier League for the first time.

United’s total of 89 points is the highest recorded in a Premier League season by a team who didn’t win the title.

Paul Scholes made 98 successful passes, more than any other player on the last day.

Chelsea v Blackburn Rovers

This is John Terry’s highest-scoring season in the Premier League (six goals).

Only Andy Johnson (21) has ever scored more goals for a relegated side in a Premier League season than Yakubu for Blackburn this season (17).

André Villas-Boas had a higher win % in the Premier League this season (48.2%) than Di Matteo (45.5).


Everton v Newcastle United

Despite only returning to Everton in January, this is Steven Pienaar’s joint-highest scoring season in the Premier League (four goals, all for Everton).

Pienaar has been involved in eight goals in his last eight Premier League games (three goals, five assists).

Nikica Jelavic has bagged nine goals in 13 Premier League games since joining Everton in February, making him their top league scorer for the campaign, and equalling Cahill’s tally from 10/11.

Demba Ba failed to score in all 13 league games where he and Papiss Demba Cisse have started together this season.

Everton had 10 shots on target in this match, their most in a Premier League game this season.


Norwich City v Aston Villa

Grant Holt has scored 15 goals in the Premier League this season, the last time a player scored more for a newly-promoted club was Andy Johnson in 2004/05.

This was Norwich’s first clean sheet in the league in their last 14 games.

This is Aston Villa’s fewest wins in a top-flight season since 1890/91 (7), when there were only 12 teams in the division.

Villa were the only side not to score from a corner in the Premier League this season.


Stoke City v Bolton Wanderers

Jonathan Walters scored for the first time in 19 Premier League games, his last goal was on New Year’s Eve.

Kevin Davies has scored three goals in his last four Premier League games.

Mark Davies has bagged four Premier League goals this season: he had scored just one in his career before this campaign.

Jonathan Walters scored only his second Premier League brace (also vs West Brom in November 2010).


Swansea City v Liverpool

Liverpool are the only Premier League team to have lost every away game they have fallen behind in this season (10 in total).

Liverpool were the only team to convert less than 10% of their shots into goals this season.

If all shots were goals in the league this season, Liverpool would have finished third, behind Chelsea and Man City.

Liverpool’s possession of 38% in this game was their lowest in a Premier League match this season.

Liverpool’s total of 52 points is their worst ever in the Premier League.

Stewart Downing had 72 shots without scoring (more than any other player) and created 55 chances without supplying an assist (more than any other player) in the Premier League. He also took one penalty and hit the woodwork five times.

Swansea recorded the second-highest pass completion rate in the Premier Leaguev this season (85.7%).


Tottenham Hotspur v Fulham

Tottenham earned more points from London derbies than any other side this season (14).

Emmanuel Adebayor has scored in three successive Premier League games for the first time since February 2010.

Jermain Defoe is the first player in Premier League history to reach 20 goals as a substitute.

Tottenham’s final total of 69 points is just one point fewer than their best (70 in 2009-10).


West Bromwich Albion v Arsenal

Arsenal recovered more points from losing positions than any other team in the Premier League (24).

Arsenal have conceded two goals before half-time in three of their last five league games.

Arsenal scored with all three of their shots on target in this game.

Baggies ‘keeper Martin Fulop made two errors leading to a goal in this game.


Wigan Athletic v Wolverhampton Wanderers

Wolves have won none of their last 14 Premier League matches, losing 10 in that run.

The Latics have taken 21 points from their last nine games, more than any other side in the division.

Wolves’ opener was their first in the opening 15 mins in the Premier League the season, the final team to do so.

Wigan have scored six first half goals in their last two Premier League home games.

Wigan have won three Premier League games in a row for the first time since January 2009.

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