Facts: Who won a Prem away game after conceding first for the first time since Sep 1994?

The digit-crunchers at Opta bring you the latest fact blast from the weekend's Premier League's games...

Burnley 0-0 Man United

  • Burnley had never drawn a Premier League game 0-0 before (this was their 41st match).
  • Burnley have kept only 4 clean sheets in the Premier League but 2 of them have come against Man United.
  • This ended a run of 29 Premier League games without a clean sheet for Burnley.
  • Man United have gone 4 Premier League away games without a win for the first time since October 2010.
  • 2 points from 3 games is Man United’s worst start since 2007/08 (also 2 points from 3 games).
  • 6 of Man United’s 7 shots in this game came in the second half.
  • Only Arsenal (twice) have restricted Man United to fewer shots in a Premier League game since the start of last season than Burnley.
  • Scott Arfield created 2 goalscoring chances, more than any Man United player in this game.
  • Man United have won only 9 of their 22 Premier League games in 2014.

Man City 0-1 Stoke

  • Stoke scored at the Etihad in the Premier League for the first time.
  • Mame Biram Diouf scored in the Premier League for the first time since December 2010; there were 1,341 days between his PL strikes. 
  • This was only the second time in their last 71 Premier League home games that Man City have failed to score (0-1 vs Chelsea in February 2014).
  • Man City had scored at least 2 goals in each of their last 10 Premier League games before failing to net.
  • Stoke had played 12 Premier League games in Manchester (City and United combined) and lost all 12 before their shock victory.
  • Stoke have kept a clean sheet in a Premier League away game for the first time since last December (at Hull).
  • The last 3 away managers to keep a clean sheet at the Etihad are Mark Hughes, Jose Mourinho and Alex McLeish.
  • Both Manchester clubs failed to score in the league on the same day (when both played) for the first time since 10/11/10, when a Manchester derby ended 0-0. Before that, the last time they both played and failed to score was 13/12/08.

Newcastle 3-3 Crystal Palace

  • Crystal Palace scored the earliest first-half goal (Gayle), the earliest second-half goal (Puncheon) and the latest (Zaha) goal of the 2014/15 Premier League season so far.
  • Dwight Gayle’s strike was the first goal scored in the opening minute of a top-flight game this term.
  • Gayle has now scored 8 goals in his last 6 games in all competitions, including 4 in his last 2.
  • Daryl Janmaat is the third player from the Netherlands to score for Newcastle in the Premier League, after Patrick Kluivert and Vurnon Anita.
  • Rolando Aarons became the second-youngest player to score in the Premier League for the Magpies, after James Milner (both 18).
  • Aarons is, alphabetically, the first name of any player to score in Premier League history, displacing Gary Ablett.
  • Crystal Palace have conceded 2 or more goals in each of their last 6 Premier League matches.
  • Mike Williamson scored his first Premier League goal in his 106th appearance in the competition.
  • There has been a goal in second-half stoppage time in each of the last 3 meetings between these sides at St James' Park.
  • Wilfried Zaha scored his first competitive goal since the 2012/13 play-off semi-final, when he scored twice for the Eagles against Brighton. 

QPR 1-0 Sunderland

  • Charlie Austin scored QPR’s first Premier League goal of the season, meaning the R’s became the 20th and final team to net this term.
  • Austin has scored 9 goals in his last 9 league games at Loftus Road (including play-offs).
  • Sunderland have only kept 1 clean sheet in their last 13 Premier League away games.
  • Harry Redknapp picked up only his third home win in 15 Premier League games at Loftus Road as QPR manager (D5 L7).
  • QPR won a Premier League game while also keeping a clean sheet for the first time since a 1-0 win over Chelsea in January 2013.
  • QPR have scored 38 goals in 40 Premier League home games since August 2011.

Swansea 3-0 West Brom

  • Gylfi Sigurdsson was involved in Swansea’s first 4 Premier League goals this season (1 goal, 3 assists) and has either scored (1) or assisted (4) 5 of their 6 overall.
  • In 3 games this season, the Icelandic midfielder has already equalled his assist tally in 58 Premier League games for Tottenham (4).
  • Wayne Routledge has scored more goals against the Baggies than any other Premier League side (3).
  • After scoring his first Premier League goal for Swansea at Villa Park, Routledge’s last 8 in the top flight have come at the Liberty Stadium.
  • The Swans have already claimed 21% of their entire points total from last season (9 of 42) in only 3 games.
  • Nathan Dyer has now been involved in more Premier League goals than any other Swansea player (25; 17 goals and 8 assists).
  • Swansea have won 5 of their 7 previous Premier League clashes with the Baggies (L2).
  • West Brom have failed to score in their last 4 Premier League away games (L3 D1).

West Ham 1-3 Southampton

  • Mark Noble has now scored a Premier League goal in each of the last 8 seasons that West Ham have played in the top flight.
  • No player has scored in more Premier League seasons for West Ham than Noble (8, level with Carlton Cole).
  • Mauro Zarate has scored 1 and assisted 2 in his last 3 Premier League appearances (includes one game for Birmingham).
  • Morgan Schneiderlin equalled his goal tally for 2013/14 with his brace at Upton Park.
  • None of West Ham’s last 18 Premier League games have ended level (W8 L10).
  • Southampton won a Premier League away game having conceded the first goal for the first time since September 1994 against Coventry.
  • It was also their first top-flight away win from behind since New Year’s Day 2002, when they won at Chelsea.

Everton 3-6 Chelsea

  • Chelsea are the first away team to score 6+ goals at Goodison in the Premier League since Arsenal won 6-1 on the opening day of 2009/10.
  • Diego Costa is the first Chelsea player to score in his opening 3 league games since Adrian Mutu. 
  • The last player to score 4 goals in his first 3 Premier League games was Michu for Swansea.
  • Fernando Torres took 39 games to score 4 Premier League goals for Chelsea.
  • This match saw 5 goals being scored in 10 minutes and 34 seconds, between Chelsea’s third and Chelsea’s fifth.
  • Samuel Eto'o scored his 10th Premier League goal, but the first not scored at Stamford Bridge. 
  • Ramires assisted 2 goals and scored against Everton; he scored 1 and assisted 2 in 30 Premier League appearances last season.
  • Steven Naismith has now scored in all 3 of Everton's Premier League games this season. 
  • Everton have scored the highest number of own goals in Premier League history (44).
  • Everton have scored a 45th-minute goal in all 3 of their Premier League games this season.
  • Cesc Fabregas has assisted a goal in each of his last 5 appearances in the Premier League.
  • Tim Howard made his 300th Premier League appearance for Everton; only Leon Osman (323) and David Unsworth (302) have more. 

Aston Villa 2-1 Hull

  • Andreas Weimann has scored 3 goals in his last 2 matches against Hull.
  • The Austrian has also been involved in all 3 of Aston Villa’s goals this season (scored 2, assisted 1).
  • Hull have now scored in their last 2 games against Villa, having failed to find the net in any of their previous 8 in all competitions.
  • Michael Dawson made 16 clearances – more than any other Hull player in a single match this season.
  • Brad Guzan became the eighth Aston Villa player to be booked this season – more than any other Premier League team.
  • Nikica Jelavic scored in back-to-back Premier League games for the first time since October 2012.
  • Hull equalled their record from May to September 2009 of scoring in 5 successive Premier League away games.
  • 7 of Hull’s 9 attempts at goal came in the second half.

Tottenham 0-3 Liverpool

  • After losing 5 consecutive Premier League away fixtures against Tottenham, Liverpool have won their last 2 (8 goals scored, 0 conceded).
  • Liverpool scored their 10th Premier League penalty against Tottenham. This took them clear of Manchester City against Aston Villa as the team with most penalties against a single opponent.
  • Javier Manquillo recorded 6 of Liverpool’s 14 interceptions in this game.
  • Etienne Capoue has attempted the most passes in the Premier League this season (301).
  • Liverpool vs Spurs has drawn level with Liverpool vs Newcastle as the Premier League fixture with the most goals (129).
  • Spurs produced 1 shot on target in this match – the only game in which they managed fewer than 2 last season was in the 5-0 home defeat against Liverpool.
  • Liverpool had 39.5% of possession; the only game in which they had less last season was in the 4-0 home win against Everton (39.1%).

Leicester 1-1 Arsenal

  • Leicester have scored in each of their last 17 home league games.
  • Alexis Sánchez became the 100th different player to score a Premier League goal for Arsenal (not including own goals).
  • 9 Arsenal players attempted more passes in this game than the Leicester player with the most (Paul Konchesky, 39).
  • Aaron Ramsey (116) attempted the second-most passes in a Premier League game this season, after Etienne Capoue’s 123 against QPR.
  • Arsenal have only won 3 of their last 10 Premier League away games (D3 L4).
  • Leicester players produced 13 blocks in this game; Arsenal players produced just 2.
  • No team managed to block more than 13 opposition shots in a Premier League match last season (it happened twice, both by West Ham).
  • Arsenal have recorded 2 of the 3 largest match possession shares this season (76% against Crystal Palace and 69% against Leicester).


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