Vardy ‘most streaky’ Englishman, Mata so important to United

Jamie Vardy: Leicester City striker to undergo operation

Jamie Vardy’s goalscoring form makes him the Premier League’s most streaky Englishman, while Juan Mata’s importance to Manchester United feature in our look at Saturday’s Opta Stats.


Bournemouth 0-1 Newcastle United

Bournemouth v Newcastle TEAMtalk

Bournemouth have only kept one clean sheet in their 12 Premier League games this season.

Georginio Wijnaldum has been directly involved in eight of Newcastle’s 13 goals this season in the PL.

Newcastle’s opening goal courtesy of Ayoze Perez came via their only shot of any kind in the first-half and their only shot on target in the whole game.

The goal also ended a PL goal-drought of 212 minutes for the Magpies.

The win was Newcastle’s first PL away win in their last 13 top-flight games (W1 D2 L10).

Bournemouth mustered a total of 20 shots in the game (including blocked), their most in a PL game in 2015/16.

Their 67.53% possession figure in the defeat was also their highest figure in a PL game this season (their previous high was 58.43% v Aston Villa).


West Ham 1-1 Everton

Manuel Lanzini: Celebrates West Ham's opener against Everton

Manuel Lanzini is the first West Ham player since Bobby Zamora in 2006/07 to score against both Merseyside clubs in the same season.

Romelu Lukaku has scored seven goals in seven games against West Ham for Everton (five in the Premier League, two in the FA Cup).

Lukaku’s goal equalled the most number of goals he has scored against a single opponent in the Premier League; he has also scored five against Newcastle and Liverpool.

Only David Silva (6) and Mesut Ozil (9) have more Premier League assists this season than Gerard Deulofeu (5).

The Hammers haven’t beaten the Toffees in the league in 15 attempts (D5 L10), their last win coming in April 2007 courtesy of a Bobby Zamora goal.

Everton have lost just two of their last ten Premier League away games (W4 D4 L2).


Norwich City 1-0 Swansea City

Jonny Howson Norwich

Jonny Howson’s goal was his first in his last 31 Premier League games, with his last coming back in October 2013 against Arsenal.

Dieumerci Mbokani has been involved in three of the Canaries’ last five Premier League goals (scored two, one assist).

Howson’s goal was Norwich’s first headed goal in the top-flight this season.

Swansea are now without a clean sheet in six Premier League games, their worst run since August 2014 (seven).

Swansea have won just one of their last 16 away trips to Carrow Road in all competitions (W1 D3 L12).

The Swans have won just one of their last seven away top-flight games (W1 D2 L4).

Norwich secured their first win in their last seven PL games (D2 L4), and ended a run of four consecutive defeats.


Sunderland 0-1 Southampton

Dusan Tadic: Celebrates his winner from the penalty spot

Sunderland have conceded a joint-high three penalties in the Premier League this season.

Southampton are now unbeaten in six Premier League games (W4 D2) for the first time since January 2015.

The Black Cats have won just one of their last 15 Premier League games, drawing five and losing nine.

Sunderland have failed to keep a clean sheet in 12 of their last 13 Premier League matches.

Dusan Tadic goal was his first away from home for the Saints since he netted against Chelsea in March 2015.

Sunderland have kept just one clean sheet in their last 11 Premier League clashes with Southampton.

Southampton enjoyed 64.85% of the possession in this game – only against West Brom in September did they have a greater share of the ball in this season’s Premier League (64.91%).


Leicester City 2-1 Watford

Jamie Vardy scores Leicester v Watford TEAMtalk

Jamie Vardy is only the second Premier League player to score in nine consecutive games, after Ruud van Nistelrooy. Therefore he is the only English player to have achieved this milestone.

Vardy is the only player to score in nine consecutive games in the same Premier League season, as Van Nistelrooy’s goals came between March and August 2003.

11 of the 12 goals Watford have conceded in the Premier League this season have come in the second half.

Leicester have 25 points this season from their first 12 games, 15 more than they had at this stage last season.

The Foxes are the only team in the Premier League who have scored in every match this season.

Troy Deeney has scored in successive away games for Watford, something he last did in March while in the Championship.

Leicester City have lost just two of their last 13 Premier League home matches (W9 D2 L2) and those defeats came against Chelsea and Arsenal.

Watford have won just one of their last nine away trips against Leicester, including play-off games (D2 L6).


Manchester United 2-0 West Bromwich Albion

Jesse Lingard Manchester United TEAMtalk

Jesse Lingard has scored his first league goal since April (Derby v Huddersfield), and his first for Manchester United.

Lingard’s strike was the first United had scored from outside the box in the Premier League since December 2014 (Juan Mata v Stoke).

Since debuting for Manchester United, Juan Mata has been involved in more PL goals than any other player at the club (30).

Manchester United have now gone 555 minutes without conceding in all competitions.

Manchester United are only the second side this season to score against West Brom in the Baggies’ six away PL games (the other team is Palace).

United have kept eight clean sheets in the Premier League this season already – they kept 11 in the whole of last season.

Tony Pulis has lost 11 of his 13 Premier League games against Manchester United (W1 D1).

Manchester United have lost just one of their last 14 Premier League games at Old Trafford (W10 D3 L1).


Stoke City 1-0 Chelsea

Marko Arnautovic celebrates his goal for Stoke against Chelsea

Jose Mourinho has lost seven league games in a campaign for the first time as a manager.

Chelsea have lost three league games in a row for the first time since October 1999.

Marko Arnautovic scored his first league goal at the Britannia Stadium since May 2014 (v Fulham).

Chelsea haven’t kept a clean sheet in any of their last eight away games in the Premier League.

The last time Chelsea lost seven of their opening 12 games in a top-flight season they were relegated (1978-79).

Only one side in Premier League history has finished in the top six having taken 11 points or fewer from their first 12 games – Aston Villa in 2003/04.

Stoke have now won two of their last 19 meetings with Chelsea in all competitions (D2 L14).

The Potters have kept four clean sheets in their last five PL games, having gone eight without one prior to that run.


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