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Liverpool’s record in the Champions League

September 16, 2014 by Barrie

The table below shows Liverpool’s all-time record in the UEFA Champions League since it was rebranded and reformatted ahead of the 1992-93 competition. The results go up to the end of the 2013-14 season.

Liverpool all-time Champions League results

Some statistics picked up from this data:

0% – Benfica, Fiorentina and Valencia have won all of their Champions League matches versus Liverpool. They have each faced the Reds twice.

1 – Real Madrid are the only Spanish team to lose at Anfield in the Champions League. Atlético Madrid, Barcelona, Deportivo La Coruña, Real Betis and Valencia have all avoided defeat at Liverpool.

2 – Liverpool have only faced AC Milan twice in the Champions League – both meetings were in the final.

10 – Chelsea have been Liverpool’s opponents on the most occasions with the English pair facing each other 10 times in the Champions League.

53% – Liverpool have collected the highest percentage of points in away games (including the knockout rounds) amongst English sides.

100% – Liverpool have won all of their Champions League matches versus Anderlecht, Bordeaux, Debrecen, Dynamo Kyiv, Internazionale, Real Madrid and Spartak Moscow. They have faced each of these teams twice.

100% – Liverpool have a 100% win record at home to German opposition (Bayer 04 Leverkusen and Borussia Dortmund)

Arsenal’s record in the Champions League

by Barrie

The table below shows Arsenal’s all-time record in the UEFA Champions League since it was rebranded and reformatted ahead of the 1992-93 competition.  The results go up to the end of the 2013-14 season.

Arsenal all-time Champions League results

Some statistics picked up from this data:

0% – Deportivo La Coruña and Manchester United are the only teams Arsenal have never taken a point against.  The Gunners have lost against both of these teams twice in the competition.

12 – Arsenal have scored more goals against FC Porto than they have against any other side.

41% – Arsenal have taken 41% from a possible 228 away games in the Champions League.  This is fewer than Liverpool (53%), Manchester United (52%) and Chelsea (47%) but more than the other English sides to have participated in the competition.

69% – The Gunners have collected 69% of a possible 228 points in home games (including knockouts).

100% – Arsenal have a 100% win record against the following teams: AIK, Celta Vigo, Hamburg, Montpellier, Partizan, Sparta Prague, Standard Liège, Steaua Bucharest and Thun.  They have faced Czech Republic side Sparta Prague four times in the Champions League and each of the other sides twice.

10 Interesting Stats from Premier League Matchday 4

September 15, 2014 by Barrie

3 – Craig Gardner and Jonjo Shelvey are the first players to reach three yellow cards in the Premier League this season, achieved in their opening four games.

4 – Aston Villa are unbeaten in their last four trips to Anfield. Paul Lambert’s side came away 1-0 winners against Liverpool in Saturday’s evening game this weekend.

4 – Diego Costa became only the second player to score in his first four Premier League matches when scoring a hat-trick versus Swansea City this weekend. Coventry City’s Micky Quinn holds the record of scoring in his first six Premier League matches.

7 – Diego Costa has scored as many goals as defending Premier League champions Manchester City through four games. The Citizens were the league’s top scorers with 102 goals last season. The Spanish international is the first player to score seven goals in his first four Premier League appearances.

8 – Juan Mata has scored eight goals in his last 10 Premier League appearances for Manchester United.

10% – Crystal Palace have now only ever won two of their 20 Premier League games in September and none at home. They were held 0-0 by Burnley on Saturday; only the third time the Clarets have avoided defeat on the road in their 21 Premier League away games.

12 – Manchester City have already collected 12 yellow cards in their opening four games – two more than any other side.

20 – Arsenal extended their run to 20 games unbeaten at the Emirates Stadium in the Premier League after holding Manchester City to a 2-2 draw in Saturday’s lunch time kick off.

26% – Aston Villa have now collected 26% of their 2013-14 points tally (10 of 38).

175 – Wayne Rooney’s goal against Queens Park Rangers was his 175th in the Premier League which takes him on par with Thierry Henry as the joint-third highest scorer in history.

Arsenal’s 100 Premier League goalscorers

September 1, 2014 by Barrie

Alexis Sánchez became the 100th different Arsenal player to score in the Premier League on Sunday after opening the score in a 1-1 draw at Leicester City.

The Chilean was making his third Premier League appearance for the Gunners following his summer move from Barcelona.

Here is a list of all of Arsenal’s goalscorers in the Premier League since the English top flight was rebranded in 1992:

Arsenal's 100 Premier League goalscorers

Steve Bould scored Arsenal’s first-ever Premier League goal as Arsenal blew a 2-0 lead to lose 4-2 at home to Norwich City on the opening weekend of the inaugural 1992-93 season.

Arsène Wenger’s current assistant manager only scored one more goal in the league for Arsenal during his 175 total Premier League games.

At the top of the list, Thierry Henry leads the way, third behind only Alan Shearer and Andrew Cole in the all-time Premier League goalscorers list.

Theo Walcott is currently Arsenal’s highest-scoring player currently on their books with the England forward scoring 45 goals in 194 Premier League appearances.

10 Interesting Stats from Premier League Matchday 3

August 31, 2014 by Barrie

3 – Queens Park Rangers’ 1-0 win over Sunderland was only Harry Redknapp’s third win at Loftus Road in the Premier League as their manager. The former Tottenham boss has drawn five and lost seven.

13 – It was lucky number 13 for Stoke City in Manchester as they won 1-0 at Manchester City this weekend. They had previously lost all 12 previous trips to Manchester in the Premier League (City and United).

21% – In three games this season Swansea City have already picked up 21% of the total points tally they picked up throughout the whole of last season.

41% – Manchester United have won only nine of their 22 Premier League games in 2014.

50% – Burnley kept only their fourth clean sheet in 41 Premier League games – two of them have been against Manchester United.

83% – Gylfi Sigurðsson has been involved in five of Swansea’s six goals in their opening three games. The Icelandic midfielder has scored one and assisted four.

100 – Alexis Sánchez became the 100th different player to score a Premier League goal for Arsenal.

100% – Andreas Weimann has been involved in all three of Aston Villa’s goals to start the season, scoring two and assisting Gabby Agbonlahor for the other.

300 – Tim Howard made his 300th Premier League appearance in Everton’s thrilling 6-3 loss at home to Chelsea.

1341 – Mame Biram Diouf scored his first Premier League goal since December 2010; 1,341 days ago.

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