Premier League stats of the season

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Luis Suarez: Equalled goals record for 38-game season

Luis Suarez: Equalled goals record for 38-game season

Luis Suarez and Yaya Toure were among the Premier League stat leaders in 2013-14, with Manchester United and Fulham setting unwanted records.

- This is the first Premier League season to feature two teams scoring over 100 goals (Man City on 102, Liverpool on 101). Chelsea (103) in 2009/10 are the only other Premier League team to score 100 in a single season.

- The last top-flight season to see two teams break the 100 goals mark was 1960-61 (when Tottenham, Wolves and Burnley all did it).

-Sunderland have become only the second PL team to be bottom at Christmas and avoid relegation, after WBA in 2004-05. They secured survival with a win over West Brom.

- This is the first season where both the bottom team at Christmas stayed up (Sunderland) and the top team didn't win the title (Liverpool) since 1990-91 (Sheffield United & Liverpool respectively).

- Crystal Palace avoided being relegated for the first time in the PL, having suffered relegation in each of their previous four Premier League campaigns.

- Luis Suarez (31) is the second player to reach 30 goals in a single Premier League season without netting a penalty (also Andy Cole in 1993/94 - 34 goals).

- Suarez equalled the record of 31 goals in a 38-game PL season, held by Alan Shearer and Cristiano Ronaldo (in 1995-96 and 2007-08 respectively).

- After taking four points from their opening six away games of the season, Manchester City took 30 from the remaining 13 matches on the road.

- 2013/14 is the first season in Premier League history to see 10 managers leave a club before the final day.

- Suarez scored 10 times in December, becoming the first Premier League player to reach double figures in a single month.

- The Premier League lead changed 25 times this season. Last season it only changed four times. 25 is the highest figure since a PL-record of 29 in 2001-02.

- The Premier League was decided on the final day for the seventh time in 22 seasons.

- No team has leapfrogged the leaders in the final game to win the title since Arsenal did in 1988-89.

- This was the first time that a reigning Premier League champion finished outside the top six since Blackburn Rovers (from PL champions in 1994-95, seventh in 1995-96).

- Manchester United finished outside the top six in the top-flight for the first time since 1989-90 (13th).

- The Red Devils won 25 points fewer this season (64) than they did in 2012-13 (89) - the second biggest drop in terms of points by a reigning Champion after Blackburn in 1995-96 (28 points fewer).

- Manchester City scored 156 goals in all competitions this season, nine more than Chelsea recorded last season (the former record in the PL-era).

- Daniel Sturridge became the first Liverpool player to score in eight consecutive Premier League games.

- Daniel Sturridge started the season by netting in the Reds' first four matches.

- Liverpool and Fulham were the only teams not to be involved in any 0-0 draws this season.

- Adam Johnson was the only Englishman to score a hat-trick in the Premier League this season.

- Yaya Toure became only the second central midfielder to score 20+ goals in a single PL season (after Lampard in 2009-10).

- Petr Cech passed 150 clean sheets in the Premier League. He has 158 to his name, with only David James having kept more (169).

- Tim Sherwood (59%) has the highest winning percentage of any Tottenham Hotspur manager in Premier League history.

- Jose Mourinho lost his first home league game as Chelsea manager, in his 78th PL match at Stamford Bridge (1-2 v Sunderland in April).

- Manchester United lost seven home games this season, the most since the 1973/74 season.

- Ryan Giggs failed to score in a Premier League season for the first time.

- Asmir Begovic became the fifth goalkeeper to score in Premier League history.

- The Stoke goalkeeper was one of three players to score after 13 seconds this season (also Jesus Navas and Jay Rodriguez).

- Liverpool made fewer substitutions than any other team (89). Chelsea made the most (113).

- For the first time since Bolton in 1905-06, one team (Liverpool) provided the two outright top scorers in an English top-flight season (Suarez 31 and Sturridge 21).

- Liverpool hit the woodwork 27 times, more than any other side.

- Liverpool took 12 penalties, five more than any other team.

- Sunderland and Liverpool both conceded a league-high six own goals.

- Martin Skrtel set a new Premier League record by scoring four own goals in a single season.

- Cardiff scored only 18 goals from open play; fewer than any other side.

- Man City scored 13 goals from corners, more than any other side.

- Liverpool scored more goals from counter-attacks than any other side (9).

- West Ham played a higher percentage of long passes than any other side (17%).

- Manchester United made 999 crosses (inc corners) this season, more than any other side.

- United's total of 81 crosses against Fulham in February was a record in a Premier League match analysed by Opta.

- Seven teams took more long throws than Stoke City this season (Tottenham took the most, 346).

- Stoke finished in the top half of the top-flight for the first time since 1980-81 and the top 10 for the first time since 1974-75.

- Daniel Sturridge's goals won Liverpool 20 points this season, more than any other player in the Premier League.

- Man City were the least fouled team in the Premier League this season (341 times). Sunderland won the most fouls (454).

- Cardiff (49) were the only team to pick up fewer than 50 yellow cards this season.

- Sunderland picked up a league-high seven red cards. Only six teams have recorded more in a single Premier League campaign.

- Wes Brown was given three red cards in the Premier League this season (although one was rescinded) - the most by a player in the competition since Frank Queudrue in 2002-03.

- Fulham's total of 85 goals conceded is the second most in a 38-game PL season (after Derby with 89 in 2007-08).

- Despite two teams scoring 100+ goals, this season (1052 goals) contained fewer goals than each of the previous four.

- Steven Gerrard ended the season with 10 goals from penalties. Only one player in Premier League history (Andrew Johnson with 11 in 2004-05) has scored more in a single season.

- Liverpool's total of 59 first-half goals is a Premier League record. It was also more than 14 clubs managed in total.

- Crystal Palace only conceded one set-piece goal in 26 games under Tony Pulis (excl. penalties).

- Marouane Fellaini provided one assist and no goals this season in the Premier League after coming up with five assists and 11 goals for Everton in 2012-13.

- If only second halves had counted this season Hull would have been five points adrift at the foot of the table.

- Leighton Baines extended his perfect penalty record in the Premier League to 13 from 13.

- Rickie Lambert has scored all 31 of his league penalties for Southampton (three from three this season).

- Olivier Giroud scored the opening goal of a Premier League game more often than any other player this season (eight games).

- All nine of Samuel Eto'o's Premier League goals came at home. In Premier League history, only one other player has scored as many Premier League goals without netting one away from home (Clive Wilson - 9).

- Romelu Lukaku has scored 32 goals as a loan player in the Premier League, more than any other player in the competition's history.

- Ricky van Wolfswinkel scored with his first shot on target of the season (on the opening day) but only managed eight more shots on target all season (and no more goals).

- David Moyes named a unique starting XI in all 51 of the games he was in charge (all comps) of Manchester United.

- The latest goal scored in the Premier League this season was Sam Gallagher's for Southampton v Norwich in March (96:34).

- The youngest goalscorer in the Premier League this season was Arsenal's Serge Gnabry; aged 18 years and 76 days when he netted in their away win at Swansea in September.

- Frank Lampard was the oldest player to score a Premier League goal this season (35y 289d) when he netted for Chelsea against Stoke in April.

- Sunderland named the same starting XI in five successive matches between April 16 and May 7 - the longest such run seen in the Premier League in 2013-14.

- Jay Rodriguez attempted 10 shots at goal for Southampton v Newcastle in March; the most by a single player in a Premier League game this season.

- Cheick Tiote completed 121 passes for Newcastle versus Crystal Palace in Match; the most by a player in a single Premier League appearance in 2013-14.

- There were six instances of a player completing 100 or more passes in a Premier League game this season, three of which were by Yaya Toure.

- Lewis Holtby made 12 tackles for Fulham against Everton in March, the most by a single player in a PL game in 2013-14 and the most by a player in a PL game since December 2012.



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