Saturday stats: Unlucky 13 for United, Navas is City’s assist king

Date published: Sunday 13th December 2015 11:05

Jesus Navas: Now has 27 assists since joining Man City

Jesus Navas: Now has 27 assists since joining Man City

Jesus Navas has now created 27 goals since moving to Manchester City, Odion Ighalo has broken a 19-year wait for Watford, while it was a case of unlucky No 13 for Manchester United.

Take a look at all the Opta stats from Saturday’s Premier League action.

Bournemouth 2-1 Manchester United

Manchester United’s starting XI was their sixth youngest in Premier League history (24y 131d) and their youngest since May 2014 v Hull (24y 82d).

Junior Stanislas has scored three goals in his last two home games and been involved in four goals in his last four Premier League appearances (three goals, one assist).

Stanislas’ opening goal was the third fastest goal this season (1:40) – the fastest goal was scored by Bournemouth’s Matt Ritchie against Spurs after 49 seconds.

It was the fastest goal conceded by Manchester United in the Premier League since March 2014 (Edin Dzeko for Man City, 43 seconds).

Marouane Fellaini netted his first Premier League goal since May and had gone nine league appearances without one before today.

Manchester United conceded two goals from corner situations in a single game for the first time since January 2014 v Chelsea.

It was Manchester United’s 13th defeat against a newly promoted side in the Premier League, their first since losing 5-3 to Leicester last season.

Bournemouth are only the second team to beat Chelsea and Manchester United in consecutive Premier League games (Everton also in February 2010).

The Red Devils have lost back-to-back games (all comps) for the first time since May.


Crystal Palace 1-0 Southampton

This was Crystal Palace’s first top-flight win against Southampton in their last 14 attempts (D4 L9).

Crystal Palace have won back to back Premier League games at Selhurst Park for the first time since April 2014.

Southampton have lost for the first time versus Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park in the Premier League (W3 D3 L1).

The Eagles have lost just one of their last six Premier League matches, winning three (W3 D2 L1).

Yohan Cabaye scored his fifth Premier League goal for Crystal Palace and his first in open play since the opening day of the 2015/16 season.

Yannick Bolasie provided his first Premier League assist since March and his first in 24 Premier League apps.

Bolasie has netted three goals and assisted one more in his last five Premier League appearances.


Manchester City 2-1 Swansea City

Manuel Pellegrini’s side have won 14 and lost two of their last 16 Premier League home games.

Swansea have won just one of their last 12 Premier League games (D3 L8).

Man City have won all five of their Premier League home games against Swansea, scoring 12 goals in the process.

Swansea have won just one of their last nine Premier League away outings (W1 D2 L6).

Wilfried Bony has been directly involved in nine goals in his last eight home games in all competitions for Man City (six goals, three assists).

Bony has scored five goals in the last four Premier League meetings between Manchester City and Swansea, (three for Swansea, two for Man City).

Since his debut in Aug 2013, no Man City player has made more assists in all competitions than Jesus Navas (27 – level with Silva).

Bafetimbi Gomis ended a run of 836 minutes in all competitions without a goal for Swansea. His last two Premier League goals have come against Manchester clubs (United the other).


Sunderland 0-1 Watford

Odion Ighalo is the first Watford player to reach double figures in a Premier League season. He’s also got the most goals by a Watford player in Premier League history (10).

The last players to score 10+ goals in a top-flight season for Watford were Mark Falco (14), Luther Blissett (11) & John Barnes (10) in 1986-87.

Ighalo (26) and Deeney (17) have scored 43 goals combined in league football in 2015; 11 more than Sunderland have overall this year (32).

Sunderland have conceded a league high five goals in the first 15 minutes of Premier League action.

Only Jamie Vardy (6) has scored the opening goal of a Premier League game more often than Odion Ighalo (5) this season.

Heurelho Gomes has kept seven clean sheets this season (in 16 PL apps), as many as he did the last season he played with Spurs in the Premier League (seven in 30 games in 2010/11).

The Black Cats have been victorious just twice and have won just eight points in eight home league matches this campaign (W2 D3 L3).

John O’Shea became the third Republic of Ireland player to reach 400 Premier League appearances after Shay Given (443) & Richard Dunne (431).


West Ham United 0-0 Stoke City

No keeper has kept more clean sheets in the Premier League than Jack Butland this campaign (7, level with Joe Hart). He also has the best saves to shots ratio in the Premier League so far in 2015-16 (82.5%).

The Potters have not conceded a Premier League goal while Ryan Shawcross has been on the pitch this season (497 minutes).

Stoke City have kept seven clean sheets in their last nine Premier League games.

West Ham have won just two of their last nine Barclays Premier League home games (W2 D4 L3), but are unbeaten in the last six.

The Hammers have, however, gone six Premier League games without victory (L2 D4) – their longest winless run since March (seven matches).

Stoke have scored just six goals in their last 11 Premier League away trips and conceded just nine.

Stoke City’s Premier League games have seen just 27 goals scored this season – fewer than any other club.

The Hammers have kept back-to-back clean sheets twice this season (also did it v Liverpool and Newcastle in August/September).


Norwich City 1-1 Everton

Six of the last eight meetings between Norwich and Everton in all competitions have ended as draws.

Everton have won only one of their eight Premier League visits to Carrow Road (W1 D5 L2).

Norwich City have won just one of the last 11 Barclays Premier League meetings with Everton (W1 D6 L4).

Romelu Lukaku became the first Everton player to score in six successive Premier League games (beating Duncan Ferguson’s record of five).

Lukaku is the first Everton player to score in seven successive games in all competitions since Bob Latchford in December 1975.

Gerard Deulofeu has assisted six goals for Romelu Lukaku this season in the Premier League – no player has assisted as many goals for a single player in the PL this season.

Deulofeu has assisted in each of his last five Premier League away games (six assists in total).

Norwich have conceded a league-high 11 goals from crosses in the Premier League in 2015-16.

Romelu Lukaku is the first player to score the final goal of one Premier League matchday and the first in the followingmatchday since Alvaro Negredo for Man City in August 2013 (25th Aug & 31st Aug).

Wes Hoolahan has been involved in more goals in the Premier League this season (seven – two goals, five assists) than any other Norwich City player.

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