Some interesting stats from last weekend’s EPL matches

Newcastle United 1-3 Manchester City
• Man City committed more fouls than any other team this weekend – 17.
• David Silva created 8 goalscoring chances, more than any other player.
• Pablo Zabaleta made 12 tackles, winning possession with 9 of them.
• Man City have won all 13 of the Premier League matches that Sergio Aguero and Carlos Tevez have started together.
• Man City have won 20 and drawn one of the 21 Premier League games in which Sergio Aguero has found the net.
• Newcastle have now conceded 9 headed goals in the Premier League this season – more than any other side.

Liverpool 1-3 Aston Villa
• 73% of Villa’s 15 PL goals this season (11) have come from strikers – a higher proportion than any other side.
• Villa’s conversion rate of 27% was the best in the PL this weekend.
• 20% of Villa’s passes were long, the highest % in the PL this weekend.
• Liverpool put in 37 crosses this weekend, more than any other side (plus 7 corners). They also produced 37 in the same fixture last season.
• Since 2000, Liverpool have conceded 3 or more goals in just 6 Premier League home games; 3 of these have been against Aston Villa.
• Of all Premier League goalkeepers to have made at least 20 saves this season, Pepe Reina has the lowest saves-to-shots ratio (59.6%).
• Aston Villa’s starting XI on Saturday had the youngest (average age) they’ve ever fielded in a PL match and is the youngest seen in the Premier League this season so far – 23 years, 309 days old.

Manchester United 3-1 Sunderland
• Wayne Rooney has 7 goals and 7 assists in 13 Premier League appearances this season.
• Nobody completed more passes than Rooney’s 46 (out of 54); 10 different United players completed more than Sunderland’s most successful passer, Craig Gardner (29/38). 
• Robin van Persie has scored 60 goals in his 72 Premier League appearances since the start of 2011.
• Manchester United have kept just 1 clean sheet in their last 10 Premier League matches.

Norwich City 2-1 Wigan Athletic
• All of Norwich’s last 5 wins at Carrow Road have been by a one-goal margin.
• Wigan have conceded 2 or more goals in each of their last 7 Premier League games.
• Wigan conceded only 4 fouls, the fewest by any team this weekend.
• Norwich had the best offside trap of the weekend, catching the Latics too advanced on 6 occasions.
• Maynor Figueroa misplaced more passes than any other PL player this weekend: 21.

Queens Park Rangers 2-1 Fulham
• Fulham have won none of their last 7 Premier League London derbies (W0 D3 L4) since beating QPR last February.
• Fulham only managed 9 touches in the opposition box.
• The visitors won possession with only 3 of their 9 tackles in this match.

Stoke City 1-1 Everton
• The Potters have conceded only 3 goals at home in the league this season, fewer than any other club in the Premier League or Football League.
• Nikica Jelavic conceded 6 fouls, more than any other Premier League player this weekend.

Tottenham Hotspur 1-0 Swansea City
• Tottenham had 29 shots yesterday; only Everton 31 (v Swansea) & Newcastle 32 (v Swansea) have had more this season.
• The ball was in play for 71 mins 20 seconds, only 9 PL matches have had a higher figure this season.
• Tottenham’s pass completion rate of 89% is their best in a PL game this season.
• Swansea have conceded 6 goals from indirect free kicks this season, more than any other team.
• Kyle Walker created 6 goalscoring chances in this game.
• Swansea were the only team not to have a shot on target this weekend.
• Tottenham completed 87% of their passes in the opposition half; the PL average this weekend was 73%.
• Tottenham made 39 interceptions in this game, the most by a PL team in a single game since the 2009-10 season.

West Bromwich Albion 0-0 West Ham United
• West Brom have kept 8 clean sheets in their last 13 Premier League home matches.
• West Brom have now gone more than 5 hours without scoring a goal in the Premier League.
• West Ham’s pass completion of 65.9% was their lowest of the season and the sixth worst figure in the Premier League this season.
• The Hammers were the only team to complete fewer than half of their passes in the final third this weekend (49%).
• Carlton Cole made 11 flick-ons, a weekend PL high.

More indepth analysis to follow. Also don’t miss out on my review of happenings in the Spanish La Liga, Italian Serie A, French ligue 1 and the German Bundesliga as the head for the winter break. Footynyx

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3 thoughts on “Some interesting stats from last weekend’s EPL matches

  1. It was a gud wkend of football bt i ve 2 comment bout wayne rooney.A̶̲̥̅♏ nt sayin e’s playin badly bt come on,wat if we’ve nt bought rvp,are we gonna b relying on his assists nw or goals?he shld chip in more goals in ♍γ opinion,just sayin.

  2. I understand your point bro but understand that Rooney has had to change his game so that Van Persie can flourish. Same thing when Ronaldo was at Utd. He can be the main man if called upon. Don’t forget his goals 2009/2010 season after Ronaldo left. By far the most selfless footballer in world football.

  3. If U̶̲̥̅̊ say so boss bt just cos rvp has 2 flourish doesn’t mean rooney shldnt chip in every oda wk also.e gets paid well man 2 score goals,nt just 2 give us industry.messi has changed his game wen d̶̲̥̅̊ε̲̣̣̣̥γ̲̣̣̥ bought villa,henry,eto,ibra bt e stil gets d goals.rooney shld improve on his goals tally abeg.e’s regerded as 1 of d finest finisher in europe and e hasn’t even gotten 30 league goals in a single season.

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