Saturday stats: Koscielny a Toon destroyer; Rooney landmark goal

Date published: Saturday 2nd January 2016 6:37

Laurent Koscielny: Hoping to enjoy more home wins

Andy Carrol underlining his heading ability against Liverpool, Wayne Rooney notching a landmark goal and Laurent Koscielny liking for playing Newcastle feature in our look at Saturday’s Premier League Opta stats.

West Ham United 2-0 Liverpool

West Ham are now unbeaten in eight Premier League home games (W4 D4) and have not lost at the Boleyn Ground since August 22nd versus Bournemouth.

Andy Carroll scored in consecutive Premier League appearances for the first time since January 2015.

Over half (51.4% – 19/37) of Andy Carroll’s Premier League goals have been headed.

Michail Antonio scored in consecutive league appearances for the first time since November 2014.

West Ham have secured a league (home/away) double over Liverpool for the first time since 1963-64.

The Hammers have scored five league goals against Liverpool in a single season for the first time since 1930-31 (7).

The Reds have mustered just one goal in their last four Premier League away games.

There were 41 shots (inc. blocked) in this match – only Leicester v Arsenal (43) in September has seen more in the Premier League this season.


Arsenal 1-0 Newcastle United

Arsenal have won nine successive Premier League games against Newcastle – their joint-best winning run against a Premier League side (11 v Man City, 9 v West Ham).

Newcastle have scored just six goals in their last 16 Premier League away trips.

Laurent Koscielny has scored three goals against Newcastle, more than he has any other Premier League opponent.

Arsene Wenger has won 11 of his 12 Premier League meetings with Steve McClaren, losing the other.

The Mapgies have lost their last three Premier League games by a 1-0 scoreline, with each goal coming later than the 71st minute.

Olivier Giroud has provided an assist in each of his last two games, having gone 27 games without one prior to that.

The Gunners are unbeaten in nine Premier League home games, winning seven and drawing two.

Newcastle recorded 15 shots (including blocked) against Arsenal, only against Sunderland (21) have they had more in a Premier League match this season.


Leicester City 0-0 Bournemouth

Jamie Vardy has won seven Premier League penalties since the start of 2014-15; two more than any other player in this period.

Riyad Mahrez took his fifth Premier League penalty in this match, but missed for the first time.

Bournemouth have only been given two red cards in league football from October 5th 2014 onwards – both have been given to Simon Francis.

After a run of scoring in 18 successive Premier League matches between May-December 2015, Leicester City have now failed to score in each of their last three league matches.

The Foxes have kept back-to-back Premier League clean sheets for the first time this season, however.

Bournemouth didn’t attempt a single shot on target in this match – the 11th occasion that a side have failed to attempt one in a Premier League game this season and the first time that Bournemouth have failed to do so.

Leicester City are unbeaten in the last six games against Bournemouth (W4 D2).


Manchester United 2–1 Swansea City

Wayne Rooney scored his 188th Premier League goal and is now the outright second top goalscorer behind Alan Shearer in Premier League history (260).

Rooney is also now the outright second top goalscorer in Manchester United history (238 goals) surpassing Denis Law’s total (237).

Rooney ended a run of 553 minutes without a goal for the club (in all comps).

Anthony Martial scored and assisted in the same Premier League game for the first time.

Both of Ashley Young’s league assists this season have been for Anthony Martial (also v Liverpool).

Manchester United have now failed to score in their last nine first halves at Old Trafford. The last player to score a first half goal at Old Trafford in all competitions was Juan Mata v Wolfsburg in September.

Manchester United ended a run of eight games without a victory in all competitions.

Gylfi Sigurdsson has scored in each of his last two visits to Old Trafford in the Premier League.

In fact, the Icelandic midfielder has scored twice and assisted twice in his last four league games versus Manchester United.


Norwich City 1-0 Southampton

Norwich have won three of their last four Premier League games, the same amount they had won in their previous 23.

Indeed, the Canaries have won back-to-back home games in the top-flight for the first time since November 2013.

After a run of six unbeaten, Saints have lost their last four Premier League games away from home.

Victor Wanyama picked up his second red card of the season, more than any other Premier League player.

Alexander Tettey scored with Norwich’s only shot on target in the game.

The Norwegian has scored two goals in his last four games for the Canaries, earning them four points in the process.

Saints have not won a Premier League game at Carrow Road since a 5-4 victory in April 1994 (D2 L3 since).

Norwich have kept back-to-back clean sheets in the Premier League for the first time since January 2014.


Sunderland 3-1 Aston Villa

Since winning 1-0 at Bournemouth on MD1, Aston Villa have conceded in each of their last 10 Premier League away games.

Patrick van Aanholt has netted two goals in his last seven Premier League appearances, this after failing to score in his first 42.

Carles Gil scored the 500th goal of the 2015-16 Premier League season.

Aston Villa have conceded the opening goal of a Premier League game on a league-high 15 occasions in 2015-16.

Jermain Defoe has scored eight Premier League goals against Aston Villa, only against Wigan (10) has he scored more.

Defoe scored more than once in a single Premier League game for the first time since December 1st 2012.

Aston Villa’s Premier League winless run now stands at 19 games (D5 L14) – the joint fourth worst run in the history of the competition.

Aston Villa’s eight point tally is the third lowest after 20 games of a Premier League season – only Sunderland (6) in 2005-06 and Derby (7) in 2007-08 had lower at this stage.


West Bromwich Albion 2-1 Stoke City

Jonny Evans scored his first Premier League goal since Boxing Day 2012, where he scored for Manchester United against Newcastle.

Stephane Sessegnon scored his first league goal for the Baggies since netting against Manchester United in October 2014.

Jonathan Walters scored his first Premier League goal against West Brom since November 2010 – he went nine PL games without scoring against them. All three have been at the Hawthorns.

Walters scored Stoke’s first headed goal since September in the Premier League.

No team has collected more red cards than Stoke City this campaign (4, level with West Ham United).

Tony Pulis has only ever been on the losing side once in this fixture. His record as Stoke City boss was W5 D2 L1 and as West Brom manager W3 D0 L0.

Following Jonny Evans’ goal, Stoke became the final team this season to concede a Premier League goal from a corner situation.


Watford 1-2 Manchester City

Yaya Toure has scored three times in last four Premier League games, having scored one in 13 prior to that in the competition.

Sergio Aguero has now scored against 24 of the 28 different Premier League teams that he has faced in the competition.

Manchester City are now unbeaten against the Hornets in the last nine encounters in all competitions (W7 D2).

There were just two minutes and 36 seconds between Manchester City’s equalising and winning goals in this match.

All seven of Watford’s Premier League defeats this season have come against the current top seven in the table.

Manchester City have lost just one of last 15 Premier League games versus newly promoted teams (W12 D2 L1).

Man City secured their first Premier League away victory in seven attempts (W1 D3 L3).

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