20 Stats from Premier League Matchday 16 ft. Man City & Wayne Rooney

1 – Everton were awarded their first penalty at Anfield in Premier League history.

3 – Charlie Austin has scored in all three of his Premier League appearances against Arsenal.

5 – Wayne Rooney has scored five goals in his past six Premier League starts against Liverpool.

6 – Ryan Shawcross scored the sixth own goal of his Premier League career – only Richard Dunne (10), Martin Škrtel and Jamie Carragher (7 each) have scored more in the competition.

9 – There have only been nine goals scored in eight Premier League games at Turf Moor so far this season – fewer than at any other ground.

10 – No team has won more points from losing positions in the Premier League so far this season than Arsenal (10) – level with Manchester City.

11 – Newcastle United have dropped 11 points from winning positions in the Premier League so far this season – more than any other team in the competition.

14 – Manchester City have set a single season Premier League record 14 consecutive victories.

14 – Liverpool are unbeaten in their last 14 Premier League Merseyside derbies (W6, D8).

14 – West Bromwich Albion are now winless in their last 14 Premier League matches (D7, L7).

17 – Olivier Giroud has now scored 17 Premier League goals as a substitute for Arsenal – only Jermain Defoe has scored more (23).

20% – José Mourinho has won just four of his 20 meetings with Pep Guardiola as managers in all competitions (D7, L9).

38% – Three of the eight red cards to have been shown in the first half this season have been in Burnley’s favour.

46 – Manchester City’s 46 points after 16 games this season was as many as Southampton collected in 38 games when they finished 8th last season.

56% – Five of Antonio Conte’s nine Premier League defeats have been in London derbies (Crystal Palace (x2), Arsenal, Tottenham and West Ham).

60% – Christian Benteke has now missed three of his five penalties for Crystal Palace in the Premier League.

86% – Newcastle have now lost six of their last seven Premier League games (D1).

90 – Harry Kane scored his 90th goal in only his 131st Premier League game – only Alan Shearer has scored 90 goals quicker (113 games).

100 – Thibaut Courtois conceded his 100th goal in his 107th Premier League appearance.

20 Stats from Premier League Matchday 15 ft. Man Utd & Alan Pardew

3 – Brighton & Hove Albion centre-back Lewis Dunk has now scored three own goals this season.

5 – Alan Pardew became the fifth manager to take charge of at least five different Premier League clubs (after Harry Redknapp, Sam Allardyce, Mark Hughes and Roy Hodgson).

8 – Manchester United have won more Premier League away games at Arsenal than any other side.

9 – Xherdan Shaqiri has been involved in nine goals in his last 11 Premier League games (4 goals, 5 assists).

10 – Crystal Palace became the first Premier League team to fail to score in 10 consecutive away games.

10 – Paul Pogba has been involved in 10 goals in his past nine Premier League appearances (4 goals, 6 assists).

13 – Manchester City equaled the Premier League record of 13 consecutive victories.

14 – David de Gea made 14 saves at Arsenal, the most in a Premier League game since Vito Mannone for Sunderland versus Chelsea in April 2014.

15 – Mohamed Salah has been involved in 15 goals in his first 15 Premier League appearances for Liverpool (12 goals, 3 assists).

17 – Chelsea have won all 17 Premier League games under Antonio Conte in which Eden Hazard has scored.

21 – Gabriel Jesus has been involved in 21 goals in his 24 Premier League appearances (15 goals, 6 assists).

22Antonio Valencia has not lost a Premier League game in which he has scored (W21, D1).

27 – Swansea City have mustered just 27 shots on target this season; 12 fewer than any other team.

32 – West Bromwich Albion have only taken 32 points from their 34 Premier League games in 2017 (W7, D11, L16) – the fewest total of any side to appear in top flight for each of the past two seasons.

43 – Manchester City’s 43 points from their opening 15 games is a Premier League record.

53 – Liverpool’s 5-1 win at Brighton’s Amex Stadium on Saturday means the Reds have now won at more away grounds than any other team in the Premier League era.  The Merseyside club have played at a total of 57 different stadiums away from Anfield.

70 – Newcastle United lost their 70th Premier League game in London – the joint-most among away sides in the competition (with Everton).

71% – Sam Allardyce has now won five of his seven first Premier League matches in charge of his seven previous clubs (D1, L1).

397 – Wilfried Bony scored his first Premier League goal since a brace against Swansea City in October 2016 – 397 days ago.

431′ – Swansea City ended their run of 431 minutes without a Premier League goal when Wilfried Bony gave them an early lead in their defeat at Stoke City.

Good things happen when Antonio Valencia scores

Manchester United were 3-1 winners at Arsenal earlier this evening to move within five points of Premier League leaders Manchester City ahead of Pep Guardiola’s side being in action on Sunday.

Antonio Valencia opened the scoring after only four minutes when the United right-back intercepted Laurent Koscielny’s cross-field pass in the Arsenal half before playing a one-two with Paul Pogba around the penalty area and then sliding the ball under Petr Čech.

Jesse Lingard made it 2-0 on 11 minutes before Alexandre Lacazette halved the deficit inside four minutes of the second half.  However, Lingard’s second just after the hour would prove to be sufficient for United who held on for a 3-1 victory.

This was despite Paul Pogba’s 74th minute sending off for a stamp on Héctor Bellerín and Arsenal seeing 75% of the possession throughout the game.  The Gunners also fired 33 efforts on goal, forcing 14 saves out of David de Gea who was sublime in the United goal.

Arsenal 1-3 Manchester United today was the 22nd different Premier League game in which Antonio Valencia has scored, and his second at the Emirates Stadium.  What’s most significant about Valencia’s goals is that the Ecuadorian has won 21 of them.

The only team to prevent Antonio Valencia from being on the winning side when he has scored was West Ham, during a 2-2 draw at Upton Park in April 2013 during Sir Alex Ferguson’s final season in charge.

Below is a table of all the Premier League games in which Antonio Valencia has scored, and the final result:

Date Team Opposition Venue Result
21/10/06 Wigan Athletic Manchester City H 4-0
23/02/08 Wigan Athletic Derby County H 2-0
03/05/08 Wigan Athletic Aston Villa A 2-0
30/08/08 Wigan Athletic Hull City A 5-0
28/09/08 Wigan Athletic Manchester City H 2-1
13/12/08 Wigan Athletic Blackburn Rovers H 3-0
17/10/09 Manchester United Bolton Wanderers H 2-1
21/11/09 Manchester United Everton H 3-0
05/12/09 Manchester United West Ham United A 4-0
15/12/09 Manchester United Wolverhampton Wanderers H 3-0
30/12/09 Manchester United Wigan Athletic H 5-0
09/04/11 Manchester United Fulham H 2-0
26/12/11 Manchester United Wigan Athletic H 5-0
22/01/12 Manchester United Arsenal A 2-1
18/03/12 Manchester United Wolverhampton Wanderers A 5-0
02/04/12 Manchester United Blackburn Rovers A 2-0
17/04/13 Manchester United West Ham United A 2-2
02/11/13 Manchester United Fulham A 3-1
11/01/14 Manchester United Swansea City H 2-0
19/03/17 Manchester United Middlesbrough A 3-1
17/09/17 Manchester United Everton H 4-0
02/12/17 Manchester United Arsenal A 3-1

20 Stats from Premier League Matchday 14 ft. Arsenal & Troy Deeney

1 – West Brom’s Gary Megson avoided defeat as a manager versus Rafa Benítez for the first time (W0, D1, L6).

3 – Troy Deeney has scored a penalty at Vicarage Rad against Manchester United for three consecutive seasons.

4 – Burnley have won four away games this season – their highest tally in a single Premier League campaign.

4 – Swansea City have failed to muster a single shot on target for a fourth time in 14 Premier League games this season.

5 – David Moyes has lost all five of his Premier League matches against former side Everton as a manager with an aggregate score of 0-12.

8 – Chelsea have scored eight headed goals in the Premier League this season – the most in the division.

10 – West Bromwich Albion have lost a league-high 10 points from winning positions in the Premier League so far this season.

12 – Manchester City are now on a 12-game winning run in the Premier League – only two teams have gone on a longer winning run within a single Premier League season (Chelsea – 13 in 2016-17 and Arsenal – 13 in 2001-02).

12 – Arsenal have won their last 12 Premier League games at the Emirates Stadium.

13 – Wayne Rooney has now scored 13 Premier League goals against West Ham in his career.

16 – Olivier Giroud has now scored 16 goals as a substitute in the Premier League – only Jermain Defoe (23), Ole Gunnar Solskjær and Kanu (17 each ) have more.

25 – West Brom have failed to win a single Premier League game on a Tuesday night in 25 attempts.

44% – 11 of the 25 Premier League goals Troy Deeney has scored have come from the penalty spot.

74 – César Azpilicueta had played 90 minutes in Chelsea’s previous 74 games before being left out of the team in Wednesday’s 1-0 win at home to Swansea City.

89% – Manchester United have won eight of their nine Premier League meetings with Watford (D0, L1).

238 – There were only 3 minutes and 58 seconds between Arsenal’s second and fourth goals versus Huddersfield on Wednesday night.

428′ – Swansea City have not scored in any of their last four Premier League games, dating back to October.

826′ – Crystal Palace have gone nine consecutive Premier League away games without scoring.

1998 – West Brom’s Sam Field became only the second player born in 1998 to score in the Premier League (after Everton’s Tom Davies).

2272 – Wayne Rooney’s hat-trick versus West Ham came 2,272 days since his last one in the Premier League (10 September 2011) – the longest gap between two hat-tricks by a player in the competition’s history.

West Brom’s Tuesday night Premier League record

West Bromwich Albion blew a 2-0 lead to draw 2-2 at home to Newcastle United on Tuesday night in the Premier League.

Caretaker manager Gary Megson is undefeated in his two games in charge following the dismissal of Tony Pulis, having drawn 1-1 at Wembley Stadium against Tottenham Hotspur over the weekend whilst his employers go in search of a permanent replacement.

As a result of their draw against Newcastle on Tuesday, West Brom have now failed to win in all 25 of their Premier League matches on a Tuesday night.

All 25 of West Brom’s Premier League results on a Tuesday night are as follows:

Date Opposition Venue Result
27/08/02 Arsenal A 2-5
28/12/04 Liverpool H 0-5
01/02/05 Crystal Palace H 2-2
22/02/05 Southampton H 0-0
15/03/05 Chelsea A 0-1
26/04/05 Blackburn Rovers H 1-1
31/01/06 Charlton Athletic A 0-0
28/10/08 Newcastle United A 1-2
27/01/09 Manchester United H 0-5
03/03/09 Arsenal H 1-3
28/12/10 Blackburn Rovers H 1-3
04/01/11 Fulham A 0-3
01/02/11 Wigan Athletic H 2-2
03/01/12 Tottenham Hotspur A 0-1
01/01/13 Fulham H 1-2
07/05/13 Manchester City A 0-1
11/02/14 Chelsea H 1-1
02/12/14 West Ham United H 1-2
03/03/15 Aston Villa A 1-2
02/02/16 Swansea City H 1-1
01/03/16 Leicester City A 2-2
31/01/17 Middlesbrough A 1-1
04/04/17 Watford A 0-2
16/05/17 Manchester City A 1-3
28/11/17 Newcastle United H 2-2