Accurate Herrera, hard-working Liverpool, improving Bony

Date published: Sunday 18th October 2015 11:25

Ander Herrera: Vying for a Manchester United recall

Ander Herrera: Vying for a Manchester United recall

The goals-per attempts accuracy of Ander Herrera, Liverpool’s work-rate and the improving form of Wilfried Bony feature in our look at Saturday’s Premier League Opta Stats.

Tottenham Hotspur 0-0 Liverpool

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Tottenham are on the longest current unbeaten run in the Premier League (eight games), since defeat at Manchester United on the opening day (W3 D5).

Gerard Houllier is still the only Liverpool manager to win his first Premier League game in charge at the club (2-1 v Southampton in 1998, he was joint-manager with Roy Evans at the time).

Liverpool have only won one of their last 10 Premier League away games (W1 D5 L4).

No goalkeeper has kept as many clean sheets in the Premier League in 2015 than Simon Mignolet (13).

Spurs have failed to score in four of their last five Premier League games against Liverpool.

This is the fourth clean sheet that Spurs have kept in their last six Premier League home matches.

Liverpool (116km) became the first team to run further than Spurs (114.8km) in a Premier League game this season.

 

Chelsea 2-0 Aston Villa

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Jose Mourinho has still never lost successive home league games as a manager.

Before this game, the two outfield players on the longest current run of starts in the Premier League were Branislav Ivanovic (63 starts) and Eden Hazard (47 starts). They were both left out of the starting XI in this match.

Willian has had a hand in a goal in each of his last three Premier League appearances (two goals, one assist) – this after not scoring or assisting in his previous 13 PL games for Chelsea.

Three of the nine own goals in the Premier League this season have been in favour of Chelsea.

Villa have not kept a Premier League clean sheet at Stamford Bridge since March 1998, conceding 32 times in their last nine at the West London venue.

Chelsea have scored in their last 24 home league matches; also the longest current run of its kind in the Premier League.

 

Crystal Palace 1-3 West Ham United

Yohan Cabaye Crystal Palace TEAMtalk

Carl Jenkinson has two goals in seven Premier League apps this season, compared to one in 69 PL apps before this campaign.

Yohan Cabaye has scored a penalty in three successive Premier League appearances.

The Frenchman has scored with all four of his Premier League penalties in total.

Cabaye became only the fourth player in PL history to score a penalty in four successive appearances (Ian Wright 1994, Ruud van Nistelrooy 2003, Michael Owen 2003).

West Ham have scored 12 goals in five away PL games this term, netting at least twice in all five of them.

Dimitri Payet has had a hand in 15 goals (six goals, nine assists) in his last 17 league appearances (Premier League & Ligue 1 combined).

The last three Premier League meetings between these sides have all ended in 3-1 away wins.

The Hammers have gone five away PL games unbeaten for the first time since January 2009 (seven games).

 

Everton 0-3 Manchester United

Morgan Schneiderlin Manchester United TEAMtalk

Everton’s Gareth Barry started his 550th Premier League game against Manchester United – only David James (571) has started more.

Ander Herrera has scored eight goals from 10 attempts on target in the Premier League.

Everton conceded two first-half goals in a Premier League home game for the first time since August 2014 (3-6 vs Chelsea).

Morgan Schneiderlin netted his first Manchester United goal and his first goal since April 2015 against Stoke.

The Toffees have conceded 12 goals in their last seven games (with no clean-sheets) at Goodison Park after keeping six clean sheets in their seven games previous to their current run.

First time since April 2012 two defenders have assisted for Manchester United in a Premier League match (Chris Smalling and Marcos Rojo today).

Wayne Rooney netted his first away Premier League goal since November 2014 (17 games), ending a run of 1550 minutes without a goal. It was his first PL goal at Goodison Park since April 2007.

Rooney’s goal pulled him level with Andrew Cole on 187 goals in Premier League history, second only to Alan Shearer (260).

 

Manchester City 5-1 Bournemouth

Raheem Sterling Manchester City TEAMtalk

The Citizens have won five and drawn two of their previous seven meetings with Bournemouth.

Man City have scored 5+ goals in consecutive Premier League games for the first time since April 2010.

Eddie Howe’s side have scored in 13 of their last 14 away league matches.

Kevin De Bruyne has scored four and assisted four in his last six games in all competitions for Man City.

Glenn Murray has scored nine Premier League goals in 22 apps in 2015, compared to one goal in 16 PL apps before this year.

Wilfried Bony has scored or assisted five goals in his last four PL starts for Man City (three goals, two assists).

Indeed, Bony had scored and assisted in the same Premier League game for just the second time in his career (Swansea v Sunderland in May 2014).

All four of Raheem Sterling’s goals in the Premier League this season have come against newly-promoted sides

Raheem Sterling netted his first ever senior hat-trick. Sterling is only the 11th player to score a Premier League hat-trick whilst aged under 21.

It was the 24th first-half PL hat-trick and only the second for Man City (Tevez v West Brom in Feb 2011).

 

Southampton 2-2 Leicester City

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Saints have only lost one of their last 19 top-flight home games against Leicester (W10 D8).

Leicester are unbeaten in eight top–flight away games for the first time since 1973 (nine matches).

The Foxes have won more points from losing positions than any other top-flight side this season (7).

Leicester have scored and conceded in all nine of their league games this season.

Jamie Vardy has scored 10 goals in his last 10 Premier League appearances, including in each of his last six matches in the competition.

Vardy is just the fourth Englishman to score in six consecutive PL apps this century: (Michael Owen (6 in 2003), James Beattie (6 in 2003) & Daniel Sturridge (8 in 2014).

Jose Fonte netted his first Premier League goal in 58 appearances.

Virgil van Dijk has found the net in two of his three Premier League appearances at St. Mary’s.

Indeed, it’s only the fifth time (and first since Boxing Day 2014) that Southampton have seen two defenders score for them in the same Premier League game.

 

West Bromwich Albion 1-0 Sunderland

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West Brom are the only Premier League side yet to score in the opening half hour of a game this season.

Sunderland have failed to score in five of their last seven trips to the Hawthorns.

Saido Berahino has netted three goals in his last two games against Sunderland at the Hawthorns.

13 of Berahino’s 17 goals since the start of last season have come at the Hawthorns (76%).

Since August 2014, Berahino has scored 23 goals in all competitions, 16 more than any other WBA player.

Sunderland have lost six of their last seven away Premier League meetings with West Brom.

This is only the third time in the Black Cats top-flight history they’ve gone nine games without a win from the start of the season (also 1969/70 and 1976/77).

This is the first time Sam Allardyce has failed to win his first Premier League game as manager of a club (after Bolton, Newcastle, Blackburn and West Ham).

 

Watford 0-3 Arsenal

Olivier Giroud Arsenal TEAMtalk

Watford have never won a Premier League game in the month of October (D4 L6).

The Gunners have won their last six meetings with the Hornets in all competitions, including all five previous Premier League clashes.

Watford conceded as many goals in this game (3) as they had in their previous six top-flight matches at Vicarage Road combined.

Aaron Ramsey scored his first goal of the season in the Premier League, after failing to net with his previous 26 (inc. blocked) in 2015-16.

Watford striker Troy Deeney has now had the most shots without scoring in the Premier League this season (23 shots inc. blocked).

12 of Aaron Ramsey’s last 17 Premier League goals have come away from home (71%).

Alexis Sanchez has scored in six successive games for club and country; netting 10 goals in the process.

Since the start of last season only Sergio Aguero (11) has scored the first goal in a Premier League game more often than Alexis Sanchez (10)

Almen Abdi made his 100th appearance for Watford in this match.

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