Sabtu, 20 Ogos 2011

Ten key stats for the Premier League weekend

Newcastle United

146 - This is the 146th match between the two clubs, with Newcastle leading 52 wins to Sunderland’s 46. But the Black Cats have only beaten their rivals twice in 21 matches at home since 1967, with Kieran Richardson’s vicious free-kick three seasons ago bringing their only victory against the Magpies at the Stadium of Light.


2000 - Liverpool have never won at the Emirates Stadium, and have not won at Arsenal since 2000 when a Titi Camara goal gave them a 1-0 victory at Highbury.

 Aston Villa
  Blackburn Rovers

1.2 - Sam Allardyce averaged 1.2 points per match in charge of Blackburn last year before being sacked, whilst Steve Kean averaged 1.04. Over the course of a whole season, under Allardyce Rovers would have finished comfortably in mid-table, but under Kean for the full season, Blackburn would have had the same points as Birmingham and Blackpool, who were relegated.


8 - Everton boss David Moyes currently resides third in the all-time list of awardees for the Premier League’s Manager of the Month prize, receiving it a respectable eight times and sitting in between Martin O’Neill on seven and Arsene Wenger with 11. Unsurprisingly, Sir Alex Ferguson tops the list with an impressive 25 awards.

 Swansea City
  Wigan Athletic

13 - The Latics scored the second fewest goals in the Premier League last season (40) and have lost 13 goals from their team due to the departure of Charles N’Zogbia (nine) to Aston Villa and Tom Cleverley (four) returning to Manchester United after his successful loan spell at the DW Stadium.

  West Brom

10 - Chelsea have won all 10 Premier League matches they have played against West Bromwich Albion and their attakers have had a fruitful time against the Baggies, with Didier Drogba having scored eight goals in seven games while Nicolas Anelka has four to his name in six outings against the opposition.

Norwich City
   Stoke City

11 - This will be the first Premier League meeting between the two sides. The hosts have the upper hand in their own backyard in games between the two, having beaten the Potters 11 times in league games, whereas the opposition have triumphed on only three occasions. Their last encounter was in the Championship in March 2008, when Stoke won 1-0 at Carrow Road.


35 - Fulham had the dubious distinction of having gone 35 away games in the Premier League without a victory. But they have managed to change that by winning their last two fixtures on the road, against Birmingham and Sunderland at the end of last season, without conceding a goal.

 Bolton Wanderers
Manchester City

0 - Bolton Wanderers have been goal shy against Manchester City in recent years, as they have been unable to score in five of their last seven league outings against the Eastlands club. City won 2-0 on their trip to the Reebok last season, and 1-0 in the reverse encounter at Eastlands.

 Manchester United
Tottenham Hotspur

50 - Manchester United have scored 143 goals in the league when Tottenham Hotspur have come visiting, whereas the opposition have managed just 66 in reply. But for all their effort, Spurs have beaten the Red Devils only 10 times in the league whilst travelling, whereas the hosts have 50 wins to their name.


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