Stats: Memphis, Ozil & Kane positives; Villa doomed?

Date published: Monday 23rd November 2015 9:29

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Memphis Depay, Mesut Ozil and Harry Kane feature in a look back at the weekend’s Premier League statistics, with Aston Villa seemingly doomed.

Leicester City are the new leaders in the Premier League after a 3-0 win at Newcastle United moved them above Manchester City and Arsenal, who suffered defeats at the hands of Liverpool and West Brom respectively.

Manchester United and Tottenham did their chances at the top no harm with victories over Watford and West Ham, while Aston Villa, Newcastle and Bournemouth were once again beaten at the other end.

Watford 1 Manchester United 2

Ander Herrera has had a hand in four goals in his last six Premier League appearances for Manchester United (two goals, two assists).

Louis Van Gaal’s side went 641 minutes without conceding a goal before Troy Deeney’s strike from the penalty spot.

Troy Deeney has scored more goals in his last four games for Watford (3) than he had in his previous 17 for the club.

Deeney became the first player to score a goal and an own goal in the same Premier League match since Damien Delaney in May 2014 (Crystal Palace v Liverpool).

Memphis Depay had 67 touches in this match – Wayne Rooney has only had more than this in one of his 11 Premier League appearances this season (68 v Arsenal). 

Chelsea 1 Norwich City 0

This was only Chelsea’s third clean sheet in their last 16 Premier League matches.

Diego Costa ended a run of 603 minutes without a goal in all competitions for Chelsea.

Cesc Fabregas provided his first assist in 10 games in all competitions for the Blues.

It was only Fabregas’ second Premier League assist of the season, eight fewer than he managed after his first 13 Premier League appearances of 2014/15 (10).

Chelsea’s 65% possession figure in this match was their highest in a PL match since December 2014.

Norwich have kept just one clean sheet in their last 17 Premier League away games.

Everton 4 Aston Villa 0

Aston Villa have now gone 12 Premier League games without a victory (D2 L10), the longest winless streak in the division.

No Premier League team has ever survived having accumulated five points or fewer after 13 games to a season: QPR in 2012-13, Sheffield Wednesday in 1999-00, Swindon Town in 1993-94 and Sunderland in 2005-06.

All 24 of Everton’s goals this season have been from open play, making them the only side in the Premier League yet to score from a set-piece this season.

Romelu Lukaku is the fifth player in Premier League history to score 50 goals before turning 23 (along with Fowler, Owen, Rooney & Ronaldo).

Ross Barkley has already been involved in more goals this season (nine – five goals, four assists) than in any of his previous Premier League campaigns. 

Newcastle 0 Leicester 3

Jamie Vardy equalled the Premier League record of scoring in 10 successive Premier League appearances (level with Ruud van Nistelrooy).

Vardy has now scored 13 goals in the Premier League this season, equalling Leicester’s highest scorer in a single Premier League season (Tony Cottee scored 13 in 1999-00).

The Foxes have now scored in 14 successive Premier League matches.

Leicester City were bottom of the Premier League after 13 games last season – following this result (and before the Man City v Liverpool game) they went top after 13 games this season.

Newcastle have scored just 13 goals in 13 Premier League games this season – and six of these came in one match (6-2 v Norwich City). 

Southampton 0 Stoke 1

Southampton suffered only their second defeat in their last 11 Premier League games (W5 D4 L2).

Stoke City have kept five clean sheets in their last six Premier League matches – this after conceding in each of their eight PL games prior to this run.

Stoke City have kept four successive clean sheets away from home in the top-flight for the first time since February 1970 (five in a row).

Swansea City 2 Bournemouth 2

Joshua King scored his first goal for Bournemouth in his 11th Premier League appearance for the Cherries. He was the 35th different Norwegian to score in the competition.

Since the start of last season, only Cesc Fabregas (20) has provided more assists than Matt Ritchie (19) in the top four tiers of English league football.

Eddie Howe’s side have shipped 27 goals in the Premier League this season, more than any other team.

Swansea are without a clean sheet in seven consecutive Premier League games for the first time since August 2014 (also seven).

West Bromwich Albion 2 Arsenal 1

Since joining the club in 2012, Olivier Giroud has scored more headed goals than any other player in the Premier League (16).

Mesut Ozil has provided an assist in seven consecutive Premier League appearances, a longer consecutive run than any other player in the history of the competition.

Ozil now has 11 assists in the Premier League this season, five more than any other player.

Chris Brunt has racked up 11 assists in the Premier League from set-piece situations since the start of the last season, more than any other player.

West Brom scored two goals despite attempting just one shot on target in the game.

Manchester City 1 Liverpool 4

This game saw Manchester City concede three goals in the first half of a competitive game at the Etihad Stadium for just the second time (2-3 v Man Utd in the FA Cup in Jan 2012 was the other).

This is only the second time that Man City have conceded four goals in a competitive game at the Etihad (Man City 2-4 Aston Villa in the League Cup in September 2012 was the other).

It’s the first time they’ve conceded four at home in the Premier League since February 2003 to Arsenal, when they played at Maine Road, losing 5-1 that day.

Sergio Aguero became the top-scoring South American player in Premier League history (85 goals).

Liverpool have scored as many goals in their last two away Premier League games (7) as they managed in their 11 before that.

Tottenham 4 West Ham 1

Harry Kane has the best goals-to-game ratio of any player in London derbies (0.86), having scored 12 goals in 14 London derbies.

Tottenham recorded 12 shots on target; no side has managed more in a Premier League game this term.

West Ham conceded four goals away from home for the first time since December 2013 (v Liverpool).

This was Tottenham’s biggest Premier League win against West Ham since March 2009 (4-0).

Spurs have scored 3+ goals in three of their last four home PL games.

Christian Eriksen has been involved in five goals in his last six appearances in all competitions for Spurs (one goal, four assists).

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