Saturday stats: Ighalo on fire, PL late show

Date published: Saturday 28th November 2015 6:29

All the stats from Saturday’s Premier League action, with no one outperforming Watford’s Odion Ighalo in the goalscoring stakes this year.

Aston Villa 2-3 Watford

No player has scored more league goals in the top four tiers than Odion Ighalo in 2015 (24, level with Harry Kane).

Micah Richards netted his first Premier League goal since November 2011 (v Newcastle).

Alan Hutton scored his third own goal in the Premier League; the only Scottish player to score more is Colin Hendry (4).

All three of the previous teams with five points after 14 Premier League games have finished bottom of the division (Swindon Town 1993/94, Sunderland 2005/06, QPR 2012/13).

Troy Deeney has scored four times in his last five Premier League games.

Villa have lost their first home game against Watford in all competitions for the first time in nine meetings (W6 D2).

The Hornets have lost only two of their last eight Premier League away games (W4 D2 L2).

Bournemouth 3-3 Everton

The two latest goals in the Premier League this season were scored in Bournemouth v Everton (94:45 & 97:13).

Bournemouth claimed their first point from behind in the Premier League this season.

Romelu Lukaku has scored eight goals in his last eight Premier League games for the Toffees.

The Belgian has already matched his tally of 10 Premier League goals from last season.

Everton scored their first PL goal this season from a set-piece, becoming the last side to score in this way this season.

Ross Barkley has been directly involved in more Premier League goals than any other English midfielder this season (11, six goals and five assists).

Five of Gerard Deulofeu’s six assists this season in the Premier League have been for Romelu Lukaku.

Adam Smith scored his first league goal since New Year’s Day 2013 (Millwall v Bristol City).

Bournemouth and Everton have met four times, but this is the first time the Cherries have avoided defeat.

Sunderland 2-0 Stoke City
Sunderland have lost just one of their last nine Premier League meetings with Stoke (W5 D3 L1).

Ryan Shawcross has been sent off five times in the Premier League for Stoke – at least three more than any other player.

The Black Cats have now won as many league games in six games under Sam Allardyce as they had in 17 under Dick Advocaat (3).

This defeat ended a run of four consecutive away clean sheets for the Potters.

Patrick van Aanholt’s strike was his first ever goal in the Premier League.

Games involving Stoke have seen just 25 goals so far this season, fewer than any other team in the Premier League.

Sunderland mustered 18 shots (including blocked) – their highest number in a Premier League game this season.

Glenn Whelan made 84 passes against Sunderland – at least 27 more than any other Stoke player.

Crystal Palace 5-1 Newcastle United 

Alan Pardew secured his 100th win as a Premier League manager.

Crystal Palace scored five goals in a Premier League game for the first time.

It’s the first time since March 1998 that Newcastle have lost against Crystal Palace in all competitions (W8 D3).

Newcastle have lost more points from leading positions than any other Premier League team this season (10).

Yannick Bolasie has had a hand in four goals in his last three PL apps vs Newcastle (two goals, two assists).

James McArthur scored his first Premier League goals in 23 Premier League games.

Papiss Cisse has scored in all three of his Premier League matches against Crystal Palace.

Connor Wickham has assisted two goals in a single Premier League game for the first time in his career.

Manchester City 3-1 Southampton

Man City are unbeaten in five Premier League meetings with Southampton, winning the last four (D1).

Southampton have won just one of the last nine Premier League games against Man City (W1 D2 L6).

Kevin De Bruyne has scored or assisted nine goals in six Premier League appearances for Man City at the Etihad (three goals, six assists).

Since the start of last season, Kevin De Bruyne has made more assists than any other player in Europe’s top five leagues (26).

Raheem Sterling has had a hand in five goals in his last four Premier League matches against Southampton (three goals, two assists).

Fabian Delph scored his first Premier League goal for Manchester City in what was his fifth appearance.

After a run of eight clean sheets in nine Premier League home games, Manuel Pellegrini’s side have conceded in each of their last six at the Etihad.

Shane Long has netted three goals in his last five Premier League starts for the Saints.

Leicester City 1-1 Manchester United

Jamie Vardy has become the first Premier League player to score in 11 consecutive appearances, overtaking the record held by Ruud van Nistelrooy since August 2003.

Vardy has netted 13 goals in those 11 games and is the current top Premier League goalscorer with 14 goals.

Vardy’s 14 goals make him the highest scoring Leicester player in a single Premier League season, one above Tony Cottee who scored 13 in 1999/2000.

Manchester United (and David de Gea) conceded from open play in the Premier League for the first time in 545 minutes.

Bastian Schweinsteiger netted his first goal since May for Bayern Munich against Mainz – Shinji Okazaki was playing for Mainz that day.

Christian Fuchs registered his first assist in the Premier League for Jamie Vardy’s goal, becoming the seventh Austrian to assist a Premier League goal.

Two of Daley Blind’s three Premier League assists have come against Leicester City.

In Premier League history, this is the 10th draw between teams in 1st and 2nd position (15 wins each).

The Red Devils have won 10 of their last 12 games against the Foxes (D1 L1).

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