Saturday’s stats: Townsend’s range; West Ham heading the right way

Date published: Saturday 30th April 2016 5:47

Andros Townsend: Scored from outside the box

Six of Andros Townsend’s nine Premier League goals have now come from outside the box after his free-kick earned Newcastle three points, while West Ham have now scored 13 times from headers.

Everton 2-1 Bournemouth

Tom Cleverley, Everton celeb

Everton have never lost against Bournemouth in the six matches they have played in all competitions (W5 D1).
The Cherries have lost three consecutive Premier League matches for the first time since November (four in a row).
Leighton Baines scored from open play in the Premier League for the first time since January 2013.
Tony Hibbert made his first Premier League appearance for Everton since December 2014, 511 days ago.
The Toffees have failed to keep a clean sheet in 10 of their last 11 Premier League games at Goodison Park.
Ross Barkley assisted his first Premier League goal since December, ending a run of 15 matches without one.
Tom Cleverley scored and assisted in the same Premier League game for only the second time in his career (also for Wigan v Birmingham in March 2011).
No Premier League side has scored more goals in the opening 15 minutes this season than Bournemouth (9).

Newcastle United 1-0 Crystal Palace

Newcastle (W2 D2) have gone four games unbeaten in the Premier League for the first time since Oct-Nov 2014 (under Alan Pardew).
The Eagles haven’t won a Premier League away game since December 19th 2015 – they have picked up just five points in 10 road trips since (W0 D5 L5).
Six of Andros Townsend’s nine Premier League goals have been scored from outside the box.
Townsend has scored more Premier League goals for Newcastle (4 in 11 apps) than he managed for Tottenham (3 in 50).
Crystal Palace have conceded in each of their last nine Premier League games on the road.
Karl Darlow is the first Newcastle goalkeeper to save a penalty in the Premier League since Tim Krul vs Blackburn in February 2012.
Yohan Cabaye had scored his previous four penalties in the Premier League before today’s miss vs Newcastle.



Stoke 1-1 Sunderland

Jermain Defoe has now netted 14 goals for Sunderland this season, his second best tally for goals in a Premier League season (18 goals in 2009/10).
Only Harry Kane (14) and Riyad Mahrez (12) have scored more away goals in the Premier League this season than Jermain Defoe (11).
Eight of Marko Arnautovic’s 11 Premier League goals for Stoke this season have come at home.
No Stoke player has scored more in a Premier League season than Arnautovic has this campaign (11).
Stoke have lost just one of their last nine league meetings with Sunderland at home (W5 D3 L1).
The Potters have now gone eight Premier League games without keeping a clean sheet thanks to Defoe’s late equaliser.
Sam Allardyce’s side have won just one of their last nine league games (D6 L2).

Jermain Defoe on April 30, 2016 in Stoke on Trent, England.

Watford 3-2 Aston Villa

Watford have secured two league wins in a single season against Aston Villa for the first time since 1969-70.
Troy Deeney is the second Watford player to score 10+ Premier League goals (11), after Odion Ighalo managed it earlier this campaign (14).
Aston Villa have lost 11 successive league matches – their joint-longest sequence of league defeats since May 1963 (11 in a row).
Villa have led in just eight Premier League games this season, winning just three of those matches (D2 L3).
Almen Abdi is the first Watford player to score directly from a free-kick in Premier League history.
Jordan Ayew scored away from home for the first time since December for the Villans.

Troy Deeney Watford celeb

West Brom 0-3 West Ham

West Brom’s Jonathan Leko is the first player born in 1999 to start a Premier League game.
Dimitri Payet is the fourth West Ham player to assist 10 goals in a Premier League season, following Matt Holmes (10, 1993/94), Eyal Berkovic (10 in 1997/98 and 11 in 1998/99) and Paolo Di Canio (13 in 1999/2000).
Only Southampton (14) have scored more headed goals than the Hammers (13) in the Premier League this season.
Cheikhou Kouyate scored and assisted in the same Premier League game for the first time.

Leko Cresswell

Arsenal 1–0 Norwich

Danny Welbeck has equalled his PL goal tally from last season for Arsenal (4) but has played 10 games this season compared to 25 last campaign.

Only Mesut Özil (18) has more assists in the Premier League than Olivier Giroud (5) for Arsenal this season.

Arsenal failed to have a shot on target in the first half against the Canaries (0/7, including blocked) but Welbeck’s goal in the 59th minute was their first shot on target.

No side has kept fewer clean sheets than Norwich in the Premier League this season (5, level with Villa).

Arsenal are unbeaten in eight Premier League matches (W4 D4) with only West Ham (10) and Leicester (9) on longer unbeaten runs than the Gunners.

Arsene Wenger’s side have kept three clean in a row in the Premier League for the first time since September 2015.

Only Aston Villa (13) have lost more Premier League games in 2016 than the Canaries (11, level with Palace).


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