Premier League stats: Liverpool goal landmark; youthful United

Date published: Thursday 3rd March 2016 9:23

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A landmark Premier League goal for Liverpool, an unwanted record for Spurs and a youthful Man United feature as we take a look at Wednesday’s Premier League Opta stats.

Arsenal 1-2 Swansea City

Since Swansea City’s first Premier League season in 2011-12, they have won more points away at the Emirates Stadium against Arsenal than any other team (10).

Arsenal have lost their last three competitive matches; the first time that this has happened since April 2010.

This is the first time that the Gunners have lost back-to-back Premier League matches since November 2014 – those two games were also against Swansea & Man Utd.

Swansea have now won this fixture (5 times) more often than Arsenal (4) in the Premier League.

Wayne Routledge scored his first Premier League goal of the season and his first since December 2014.

It was the first time that Routledge scored away from home in the Premier League since January 2012.

Ashley Williams has scored two Premier League goals in 2015-16; the same number he’d scored in his previous four PL seasons as a player combined (2).


Stoke City 1-0 Newcastle United

The last five Barclays Premier League meetings between Stoke City and Newcastle United have seen just five goals scored, with three of the games being 1-0 home wins for Stoke City.

Stoke City have now won five of the last six Premier League home games against Newcastle (L1).

Newcastle have lost 17 of their last 21 Premier League away games (W2 D2 L17) including the last six in a row.

Only Aston Villa (6) have won fewer points away from home in the Premier League this season than Newcastle United (7).

This was Xherdan Shaqiri’s 21st Premier League appearance of the season for Stoke, but only the second in which he’s scored (three goals in total).

Peter Crouch made his 400th Premier League appearance in this match.


West Ham United 1-0 Tottenham Hotspur

Michail Antonio has scored in six of his last eight appearances at home for West Ham in all competitions, including in each of the last four.

Michail Antonio has scored 10 goals in all competitions this season (West Ham/Nottingham Forest combined) – all have come at home.

Antonio has scored in five and assisted in the other of his last six Premier League appearances at the Boleyn Ground.

Spurs failed to hit a single shot in the first half of a Premier League match for only the second time in the past 13 years (also vs Man Utd in March 2015)

This was Spurs’ first defeat in 13 Premier League away games (W7 D5 L1) and their first since the opening weekend of the season.

West Ham are now unbeaten in 12 successive home league games (W7 D5 L0) – their best run since April 1998 (14 games).


Liverpool 3-0 Manchester City

Kolo Toure made his 300th Premier League start in this match – the first African player to reach this landmark in the competition.

Adam Lallana has scored three goals in his last four Premier League appearances, the same number he had in 37 league apps prior to this run.

James Milner’s goal (and Liverpool’s second of the game) was the 1500th that they have scored in the Premier League.

James Milner has now scored in 41 different Premier League matches and never lost – only Darius Vassell (46 games) has a superior record to this in the competition.

Manchester City have lost three Premier League games in a row for the first time since November 2008.

Roberto Firmino has both scored and assisted in three of his last five Premier League appearances for Liverpool.

There have been 37 goals scored in the last 10 meetings in all competitions between these two sides (3.7 per game).

Sergio Agüero has scored just one goal in eight Premier League appearances in the month of March, despite playing 606 minutes.


Manchester United 1-0 Watford

Manchester United named their fourth youngest starting XI in Premier League history (23 years, 222 days old on average).

Timothy Fosu-Mensah became the third youngest player to make his first Premier League start for Manchester United (18y 60d old).

Juan Mata is the first Manchester United player to start a game as captain of the side in the Premier League who didn’t play under Sir Alex Ferguson at any point.

Mata scored his first direct free kick in the Premier League since December 2014 (versus Stoke).

The Hornets have failed to score in six of their last eight Premier League matches.

Odion Ighalo has scored just one goal in nine Premier League appearances so far in 2016, despite attempting 27 shots (inc. blocked).

Manchester United won back-to-back Premier League games for the first time since November 21st 2015 – a day on which they also defeated Watford (away).

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