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Liverpool 0-0 West Ham United

  • Six times this season a Premier League side has had 8+ shots on target without scoring: 4 of them have come against West Ham.
  • West Ham have now taken 12 points from their 16 Premier League away games, having scored only 9 goals: no team has scored fewer on the road.
  • Lucas Leiva made the most passes and the most successful passes in the Premier League this weekend (96 & 79).
  • James Collins attempted a league-high 8 tackles, winning possession with 7 of them.

Tottenham Hotspur 2-2 Everton

  • Everton have now scored 13 headed goals this season, a joint-high with leaders Manchester United.
  • Spurs were the only team not to have a headed shot this weekend.
  • Jan Vertonghen has 3 goals and 2 assists in his last 4 Premier League games.
  • Everton have lost 7 points this season through goals conceded in the final 5 minutes, a joint-high with Southampton.
  • Everton played the highest % of long passes this weekend (62 of their 309 attempts – 21%), but fewer than half (30 of the 62) were completed.

Chelsea 2-1 Sunderland

  • Demba Ba and Fernando Torres had 7 shots between them (4 & 3 respectively) but none on target.
  • There were only 3 shots on target in this game – Sunderland didn’t have one (scoring via an own goal).
  • Chelsea attempted more long passes than any other Premier League team this weekend – 67.

Newcastle United 1-0 Fulham

  • Of their 36 points this season, Newcastle have gained 28 at home and only 8 away. (At the same point last season, the fifth-placed Magpies had gained 32 points at home and 24 away.)
  • Newcastle have scored a 90th-minute winner in three of their last four Premier League home games.
  • Of teams to score in the PL this weekend, Newcastle had the lowest conversion rate (5%).
  • The Magpies hit the woodwork three times in this game.
  • Yohan Cabaye created a weekend-high 7 goalscoring chances this weekend, all from open play. Sylvain Marveaux created 5 more.

Queens Park Rangers 1-1 Wigan Athletic

  • Wigan remain one of only two teams (with Manchester United) yet to be involved in a goalless draw this season.
  • Since the start of last season, QPR have been shown 12 red cards – 4 more than any other side (Arsenal and Man City have had 8 each).
  • Despite Bobby Zamora's red card, Wigan committed more fouls (12 to QPR's 9). Rangers attempted more tackles (completing 13 of 25) but Wigan won more (18 of 21).
  • The Latics haven't won any of the 5 games in which Shaun Maloney has scored this term, though he has now bagged 90th-minute equalisers against both Southampton and QPR.
  • Wigan had the PL's best pass completion this weekend – 83%.

Reading 0-2 Southampton

  • Rickie Lambert has 3 goals and 2 assists for Southampton in his last 6 Premier League appearances; Jay Rodriguez has 3 goals and 2 assists in his last 3.
  • Lambert didn't have any of Southampton's 10 goal attempts, but created three chances – including Rodriguez's opener.
  • Rodriguez is the first Southampton player to score in 3 successive Premier League games since James Beattie in April 2004.
  • Southampton have won 3 successive Premier League games for the first time since December 2003.

Norwich City 2-2 Swansea City

  • The 4 Premier League games between these teams have produced 20 goals.
  • Elliott Bennett assisted both of the Canaries’ goals; 4 of his 7 assists in the league have come against Swansea.
  • Norwich made more interceptions than any other Premier League team this weekend (30).
  • Luke Moore produced 4 shots on target, a weekend PL high.

Stoke City 1-3 Aston Villa

  • In 2013, Stoke have picked up fewer points (5) than any other Premier League team.
  • Stoke have scored just one first-half goal in their 12 league games in 2013.
  • Christian Benteke has scored 10 goals in his last 12 league appearances.
  • Villa put in only three crosses in this game, fewer than any other side in the PL this weekend. (By contrast, Stoke put in 23, excluding corners.)

West Bromwich Albion 1-2 Arsenal

  • Gervinho has 2 goals and 3 assists in Arsenal's last three Premier League games.
  • Arsenal have won 5 of their last 8 league away games, compared to 2 of their previous 8.
  • The Gunners are yet to lose a league game that they have taken the lead in this season (W16 D2).
  • Albion had more passes attempted and completed (356/442 to 327/419) and shots (19 to 11), but the visitors got more attempts on target (6 to 5).

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