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10 Interesting Stats from Premier League Matchday 30

March 22, 2015 by Barrie

0 – Manchester United have not allowed their opponents a single shot on target in the first half of any of their last three Premier League games.

4 – Ander Herrera’s assist for Juan Mata’s opener at Anfield means that Manchester United’s centre midfielder has more assists than Manchester City’s David Silva (3) this season.

7 – The bottom seven all lost in the Premier League this weekend.

8 – Thibaut Courtois has kept only one clean sheet in his last eight Premier League matches.  The Chelsea goalkeeper was solely to blame for Hull City’s second goal on Sunday.  Interestingly, the Belgian’s last two clean sheets in the league have both come against West Ham.

13 – Manchester United ended Liverpool’s 13-game unbeaten streak in the Premier League to open up a five-point gap between the two rivals with a 2-1 win at Anfield on Sunday.  United had also been the last team to beat the Reds in the league before they went on this run.

17% – Allan McGregor saved just 1 of the 6 shots on target he faced versus Chelsea this season.  The Scottish goalkeeper didn’t cover himself in glory with Loïc Rémy’s winner on Sunday either.

19 – Harry Kane ends the weekend as the Premier League’s joint-top scorer alongside Diego Costa.  An Englishman has not finished the season on top since Kevin Phillips scored 30 goals during the 1999-2000 season.

38 – Steven Gerrard was on the field for only 38 seconds as a second half substitute in Liverpool’s defeat at home to Manchester United.  The Reds captain replaced Adam Lallana at half-time and was then shown a red card inside a minute for his stamp on Ander Herrera.

61 – Harry Kane became the 61st Englishman to score a hat-trick in the Premier League as the Tottenham striker helped his side to a 4-3 victory over Leicester City on Saturday.

90% – Arsenal have won nine of their last 10 Premier League games, scoring at least two goals in each of those victories.

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0 – Manchester United have not allowed a single shot on target in the first half of each of their last three Premier League games.

3 – Juan Mata’s last three Premier League goals have now come against Liverpool.

4 – Manchester United’s Ander Herrera now has more Premier League assists than David Silva (3) this season.

6 – Louis van Gaal has a 100% win record in his first two games versus Liverpool as Manchester United manager.  Last season David Moyes lost both.

7 – Only seven players in Premier League history have picked up more red cards than Steven Gerrard (6).  They are Richard Dunne, Duncan Ferguson, Patrick Vieira (8 each), Lee Cattermole, Vinny Jones, Roy Keane and Alan Smith (7 each).

13 – Today’s defeat ended Liverpool’s 13-game unbeaten run in the Premier League.  Their previous defeat before the streak was at Old Trafford, meaning United have handed them their last two league defeats.

38 – Steven Gerrard was sent off only 38 seconds after coming on as a substitute.

52 – Steven Gerrard’s red card was Liverpool’s 52nd in Premier League history.  A complete list of Reds dismissals is as follows:

Charlie Adam, Daniel Agger, Phil Babb, Milan Baroš, Igor Bišćan, Fabio Borini, Jamie Carragher (2), Joe Cole, Philipp Degen, Salif Diao, El Hadji Diouf, Doni, Robbie Fowler (2), Luis Garcia, Steven Gerrard (6), Didi Hamann (2), Jordan Henderson, Don Hutchison, Sami Hyypiä, David James, Rob Jones, Josemi, Sotirios Kyrgiakos, Lucas Leiva, Javier Mascherano (3), Dominic Matteo, Gary McAllister, Jason McAteer, Danny Murphy, Michael Owen, Jamie Redknapp, Pepe Reina (2), Jonjo Shelvey, Mohamed Sissoko, Martin Škrtel, Jay Spearing, Steve Staunton, David Thompson, Sander Westerveld, Stephen Wright, Xabi Alonso

60% – Steven Gerrard ends his Liverpool career in this fixture having lost 60% of his Premier League matches versus Manchester United.  His league record versus the Red Devils is 10W 2D 18L

100% – Liverpool have now lost all five Premier League games that they have trailed at half-time this season.

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2.2 – Manchester United have gained 2.2 points per game when Michael Carrick has featured this season (15 times) compared to only 1.6 without him.

3 – Jordan Henderson has scored from outside the penalty area in three consecutive Premier League games.

5 – Queens Park Rangers have picked up only five points since Christmas Day – the fewest in the Premier League.

26 – Liverpool have collected the most points in 2015.  Overall, Brendan Rodgers’ side are on a 13-game unbeaten streak, winning eight of their last nine games and keeping clean sheets in seven of those last nine.

32 – Andreas Pereira became the 32nd player to play for Manchester United in the Premier League this season – more than any other club.

50% – Aston Villa doubled their goal tally away from home in the opening 44 minutes of their 4-0 thrashing of Sunderland at the Stadium of Light on Saturday.  The Villans had only scored four goals in the previous 1,260 minutes away from home heading into their trip at the weekend.

89′ – Tottenham Hotspur didn’t get a shot on target versus Manchester United until the 89th minute in their 3-0 defeat at Old Trafford on Sunday.

95 – Wayne Rooney scored his 95th Premier League goal at Old Trafford this weekend.  Only Thierry Henry (114 at Highbury) and Alan Shearer (97 at St James’ Park) have more at a single ground in the division’s history.

95% – Southampton have the best penalty success rate of any Premier League team to have taken 10+ in history (52 goals from 55 attempts).

609′ – Liverpool have gone 609 minutes since they last conceded a Premier League game away from home – a 3-1 win at Leicester City on 2 December.

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3 – Dame N’Doye has scored in all three of his home matches for Hull City.

6 – David Silva has scored six goals in his last seven Premier League matches at the Etihad Stadium. The Spaniard scored in Manchester City’s 2-0 win over Leicester City.

7 – Tottenham Hotspur have won their last seven Premier League games versus Swansea. Spurs were 3-2 winners on Wednesday.

8 – José Mourinho has won seven of his eight Premier League matches as against West Ham.  Chelsea have now kept five clean sheets in a row versus their London rivals following Wednesday’s 1-0 win.

12 – Liverpool are unbeaten in their last 12 Premier League games following their 2-0 win over Burnley on Wednesday night.

12 – Crystal Palace have still never beaten Southampton in the Premier League. The Eagles went down 1-0 at St Mary’s this weekend (D4, L8).

13 – Chelsea and Southampton have kept the most clean sheets in the Premier League so far this season.

23 – Liverpool have picked up more points than any other team in 2015.

75% – Liverpool have kept six clean sheets in their last eight Premier League games.

619 – Alexis Sánchez went 10 hours and 19 minutes without a goal in all competitions before his 69th minute strike at Queens Park Rangers this weekend.

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2 – Crystal Palace led at half-time for only the second time this season on Saturday thanks to Glenn Murray’s goal shortly before half-time at Upton Park. The Eagles went on to beat West Ham 3-1.

7 – Arsenal have won their last 7 Premier League games at the Emirates.

8 – Following their 1-0 win over Southampton, West Brom have lost just one of their last eight matches (W3, D4).

11 – Wayne Rooney became the first player in Premier League history to score 10+ goals in 11 consecutive seasons with his brace in Manchester United’s 2-0 win over Sunderland.

9% – Everton have won only one of their last 11 Premier League matches.

12 – Manchester City have failed to win in any of their last 12 Premier League trips to Anfield, losing 2-1 to Liverpool on Sunday (D4, L8).

12 – Aston Villa are without a win in 12 Premier League matches (D3, L9).

17 – Crystal Palace have scored more goals from set pieces than any other team in the Premier League this season.

46 – Peter Crouch equalled Alan Shearer’s Premier League record with 46 headed goals on Saturday during Stoke’s 1-0 win over Hull City.

71% – West Brom have kept five clean sheets in their seven Premier League matches under Tony Pulis.

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