Premier League stats: Rashford, Aguero, Courtois and more

Date published: Sunday 17th April 2016 2:15

Marcus Rashford: In fine form

Read stats from Saturday’s six Premier League matches, which saw wins for Sunderland, Manchester United, Newcastle, Watford and Manchester City.


Norwich City 0-3 Sunderland
Norwich have conceded nine penalties in the Premier League this season, the highest tally in the division.

Sunderland have scored each of their last 17 penalties in the Premier League, last missing one in December 2011.

Only Sunderland in 2007/08 and Bradford in 1999/2000 (9) have conceded more penalty goals in a Premier League season than Norwich this season (8).

Jermain Defoe has now scored 10 goals in 14 Premier League away appearances this season for Sunderland.

Defoe has scored or assisted in four of his last five PL games v Norwich (two goals, two assists).

Sunderland scored with all three shots on target in the match.

Sunderland won at Carrow Road for the first time since March 1985, having gone 10 games without a win there since.

Duncan Watmore has scored in both Premier League games against Norwich this season, both times as a substitute.


Everton 1-1 Southampton
Ramiro Funes Mori has scored four times in the Premier League this season. The only defender with more goals is Scott Dann (5).

Everton have scored nine goals from corners in the Premier League this season, behind only Spurs and Palace (10).

Southampton have gone eight league games without a clean sheet, after a run of six consecutively.

Sadio Mane scored in just his second game in his last 23 Premier League appearances for Southampton.

Mane’s last five goals in all comps for Southampton have been scored against Merseyside clubs (four v Liverpool, one v Everton).

The Toffees have won just one of their last 10 Premier League games at Goodison Park (W1 D3 L6).

Everton have won just 17 points at home this season in the Premier League – their previous worst tally in a single season was 25 in 1996-97 which they can no longer reach this season.

Callum Connolly (18y 6m 24d) is the youngest player to make their Premier League debut for Everton since Ross Barkley (17y 8m 15d) in August 2011.


Manchester United 1-0 Aston Villa
Aston Villa have been relegated from the top-flight for the first time since 1986/87.

It is the earliest relegation from the Premier League since Portsmouth were relegated with five games to go in 2009/10 (Villa have four left).

Since debuting for Manchester United, Marcus Rashford has scored seven times in 12 games. No other United player has more than three goals in that time.

Antonio Valencia provided his first Premier League assist since January 2015 (v QPR).

Aston Villa have won none of their last 13 Barclays Premier League meetings with Manchester United (W0 D3 L10).

Going further back, the Red Devils have lost just one of their last 41 Premier League matches against the Villans (W30 D10 L1).

The Red Devils have kept 11 clean sheets in their last 16 Premier League home matches.

Aston Villa have won none of their last 16 Premier League away games (D3 L13).


Newcastle United 3-0 Swansea City
Andros Townsend has already assisted as many Premier League goals for Newcastle (2) in eight apps as he did for Spurs (50 apps).

Moussa Sissoko scored his first Premier League goal since the final day of last season.

Townsend has been involved in four goals in his last three Premier League games (two goals, two assists).

Swansea lost an away Premier League game by a three goal margin for the first time since December 2014 at Liverpool (1-4).

Newcastle kept only their second clean sheet in their last 18 Premier League games.

The Swans failed to score in an away Premier League game for the first time in 2016.

Rafa Benitez became the second Premier League manager to win on his birthday on two occasions, along with Arsene Wenger.


West Bromwich Albion 0-1 Watford
This was Watford’s first league win over WBA in 16 attempts (W1 D7 L8) and their first league win over them since February 1995; a game that also ended 1-0 to the Hornets at the Hawthorns.

Ben Watson (2) is only the third player to have scored more than one goal for Watford in the Premier League this season.

This was the first time that Watford led a Premier League match at half-time since 20th December 2015 (v Liverpool) – 16 games ago.

Of goalkeepers to have faced 20+ pens in the PL, Heurelho Gomes (32.0%) has the best save percentage, just ahead of David Seaman (31.8%).

Gomes is the only goalkeeper to have saved more than one penalty in the Premier League this season (3).

Gomes is the first player in Premier League history to save two penalties in a Premier League game on two separate occasions (also did this for Spurs v Sunderland in April 2010).

Saido Berahino became only the fourth player to miss two penalties in a single Premier League match and the first since Darren Bent in April 2010 – which was also versus Heurelho Gomes.

Before this match, Berahino had scored all five of his penalties in the Premier League for West Brom.

Watford have now won twice as many Premier League away games this season (6) as they did in their previous two Premier League seasons combined (3).


Chelsea 0-3 Manchester City
Guus Hiddink has lost two league games in a row as a club manager for the first time since February 2004 whilst at PSV Eindhoven.

Sergio Agüero has now scored 13 goals in his last 12 Premier League appearances for Manchester City.

Aguero has scored 20+ Premier League goals in three of his five seasons at Manchester City (2011/12, 2014/15 and 2015/16).

He is the fifth player to score 20+ goals in three different seasons – along with Alan Shearer (7), Thierry Henry (5), Ruud van Nistelrooy (4) & Les Ferdinand (3).

Aguero is the third opposing player to score a hat-trick at Stamford Bridge in the Premier League – the other two were scored by Nwankwo Kanu and Robin van Persie.

This is only the second time in the Premier League that Manchester City have done the double over Chelsea (also 2009/10).

Thibaut Courtois is the sixth goalkeeper in Premier League history to receive two red cards in the same season (Neville Southall in 1992/93, Pavel Srnicek 1994/95, Jussi Jaaskelainen 2001/02, Maik Taylor 2003/04 and Allan McGregor 2013/14).

This was Chelsea’s heaviest home defeat in the Premier League since losing 3-0 to Sunderland in November 2010.

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