Chelsea's struggles; RVP and Ramsey joy

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Robin van Persie: Leading Dutch goalscorer in Premier League

Robin van Persie: Leading Dutch goalscorer in Premier League

Chelsea's away problems, a Robin van Persie record and Aaron Ramsey's good form feature in our review of the weekend's Premier League stats.

TEAMtalk takes a look at all the key Opta statistics following the latest Premier League action which saw Arsenal move five points clear at the top, both Manchester clubs claim wins, and the bottom three all suffer defeats again.

Newcastle United 2 Chelsea 0

John Terry completed 100% of his passes (42) and won 100% of his duels (6) in the first half of this clash.

Fernando Torres managed just 17 touches of the ball; that was the lowest figure of any of the 22 players who started the match when the Spaniard was substituted off.

Yoann Gouffran's goal was the first set piece goal that Chelsea have conceded in the PL this season; they were the 20th team to do so.

Jose Mourinho has not won any of his last five PL games in the North East (Middlesbrough, Sunderland, Newcastle), losing four of them.

Jose Mourinho has now managed four PL games at St James Park without a single win, a joint-high with Villa Park.

Indeed, there are only three PL grounds he has managed at without picking up a win; St James Park, Villa Park (both four) and the Emirates (one).

Chelsea have only kept three clean sheets in their last 13 Premier League away games.

Jose Mourinho has won only two of his last 10 Premier League away games (D5 L3).

This match was only the fourth time that Mourinho's Chelsea have lost when drawing at half-time in a PL game. Two of those have been at Newcastle.

Fulham 1 Manchester United 3

Antonio Valencia's last five Premier League goals have all come away from Old Trafford.

Wayne Rooney has now scored 10 Premier League goals against Fulham; against no side has he scored more.

Rooney has scored six in his last six against the Whites.

Robin van Persie has scored six and assisted two in nine PL games this season.

Rooney and Van Persie have either scored or assisted 14 of Manchester United's last 19 league goals.

Van Persie is now the leading Dutch scorer in Premier League history, overtaking Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink (127).

Rooney has scored or assisted 13 goals in his last 16 Premier League away games.

Van Persie has scored seven goals in his last eight Premier League away games.

Manchester United are unbeaten in each of their last 12 Premier League away games in London, last losing in May 2011 at Arsenal.

Fulham have lost each of their last six Premier League clashes with United, their worst run since losing eight in a row between 2005 and 2009.

Hull City 1 Sunderland 0

Sunderland have scored three PL own goals this season; the same number as the remaining 19 Premier League clubs combined.

Lee Cattermole was sent off for the seventh time in the Premier League; only three players (Vieira, Dunne, Ferguson) have seen red more often.

This was only the eighth occasion that a team has been reduced to nine men in the first-half of a Premier League game. Sunderland are the only side this has happened to on two occasions.

Chelsea were the last team to see two red cards in the first-half of a PL game; against QPR in October 2011.

On home soil, Hull remain unbeaten this season (W3 D2), conceding just one goal in the process.

Sunderland had won each of their last six league encounters with Hull City before Saturday's defeat.

There have been six red cards in the last four league meetings between the Tigers and Black Cats in Hull.

Sunderland have gone 14 games without a Premier League clean sheet. The last manager to see his side fail to score against the Black Cats was David Moyes.

Manchester City 7 Norwich City 0

Joe Hart was dropped by Manchester City, ending a run of 127 consecutive Premier League starts (for Birmingham and Man City); the last game he didn't start was for Birmingham against Man City, because of loan regulations.

Manchester City have now scored in 55 consecutive Premier League home games.

Matija Nastasic netted his first ever Premier League goal.

Sergio Agüero has scored six goals in four Premier League starts against Norwich.

Agüero has scored seven goals in his last five Premier League appearances.

Yaya Touré scored his third direct free kick goal of the season; a joint-high with Wayne Rooney.

Norwich are the only team yet to score a goal in the first half hour of a Premier League game this season.

Manchester City have scored seven goals in a top-flight match for the first time since December 1968 (7-0 v Burnley).

Since Norwich returned to the Premier League in 2011-12, the five fixtures between Man City and the Canaries have produced a total of 32 goals, an average of 6.4 per game.

This was Norwich City's heaviest defeat since November 1938, when they lost 0-7 at Sheffield Wednesday.

Stoke City 1 Southampton 1

With Joe Hart not starting, Jon Walters now has the longest current run of consecutive PL starts; he started his 99th successive game on Saturday.

Asmir Begovic is the fifth goalkeeper to score a goal in the Premier League (Schmeichel, Howard, Robinson, Friedel).

Begovic's goal came after 13 seconds, the fastest in the top-flight this season.

Begovic scored with Stoke City's second touch of the game.

Jay Rodriguez has scored in successive Premier League games for only the second time; he scored in three in a row in March-April.

The Potters have conceded a total of just five goals in their last seven games at the Britannia Stadium.

Marko Arnautovic has featured in more games in 2013 without a single win than any other player in the top five European Leagues (19).

West Bromwich Albion 2 Crystal Palace 0

West Brom have suffered just one defeat in their last seven games, winning two and drawing four.

Palace have lost their last seven Premier League games.

Palace are the only team not to draw a game in the Premier League this season.

The Eagles are only the fifth team in English top-flight history to lose seven consecutive games by a 2+ margin and the first since Charlton in 1957.

West Ham United 0 Aston Villa 0

West Ham United have lost only two of their last 14 Premier League home games against Aston Villa (W4 D8).

The Villans have lost just one of their last seven away games, winning three and drawing three.

West Ham managed to avoid a fourth successive top-flight home defeat. This last happened in January 2006.

Aston Villa have kept three successive clean sheets away from home for the first time since March 2010.

Villa have won only one of their last 10 trips to London in the Premier League (W1 D2 L7) but that win came at Arsenal on the opening weekend.

Villa have gone four games without a goal, the only team to do this in the PL this term.

Arsenal 2 Liverpool 0

Arsenal have lost just one of their last 13 clashes with Liverpool, winning five and drawing seven.

Aaron Ramsey has scored six goals and provided three assists in his last seven Premier League appearances.

Santi Cazorla has played a part in three goals (two goals, one assist) in three league appearances against Liverpool.

Mesut Özil ended a run of four Premier League appearances without an assist by laying on Ramsey's goal.

Of the five players to make a joint-high four assists in the Premier League this season, three play for Arsenal (Giroud, Özil and Ramsey).

Only once (26 in 2007/08) have Arsenal had more points after 10 games of a Premier League season than they have currently (25).

Arsenal won at home for the first time in three games (L2; all competitions).

Everton 0 Tottenham Hotspur 0

Everton have taken 29 points from their last 11 Premier League home games.

There have been only 14 goals in Tottenham's 10 league games this season.

Spurs have scored 19 goals fewer than Man City but are one point above them.

Tottenham have scored one goal fewer than 15th-placed Fulham but have twice as many points.

Tottenham are yet to concede a goal to a non-London side in the Premier League this season.

Nine goals from 10 games is the same as Wolves (who ended the season bottom) managed last season.

Everton managed only one shot on target in this game.

There were 100 mins and eight seconds in this game (including first half stoppage time), the fourth longest Premier League game of the season.

This was Everton's 77th Premier League 0-0 draw, only Villa (88) have more.

Everton's possession figure in the first half was 42% but it was 63% after the break.

Cardiff City 1 Swansea City 0

The last three south Wales derbies have been 1-0 wins (two to Cardiff, one to Swansea).

Michu has scored in only three of his last 15 Premier League appearances. He made only 20 touches in this match.

Emergency goalkeeper Angel Rangel made as many saves as team-mate Michel Vorm in this game (one).

Craig Bellamy has scored or assisted the winning goal in the last two South Wales derbies.

Swansea have picked up just four points from their last five Premier League games.

Steven Caulker has scored as many goals (2) in 10 Premier League appearances for Cardiff as he did in 44 for Spurs/Swansea.

Cardiff have gone three hours and 12 minutes without conceding a Premier League goal.



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