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Friday 28 March 2014

MW32 stats: Michu looks to continue Canaries streak

Swansea striker hoping to make it four goals in for matches against Norwich City

Swansea's Michu has scored three goals in as many matches against Norwich

The action is coming thick and fast in the Barclays Premier League. After the midweek action, here are all the statistics you need for the weekend's Barclays Premier League matches, including Michu's good record against Norwich City.

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Saturday 29 March

3pm kick-off unless specified

12.45pm Man Utd v Aston Villa | #MUNAVL | Follow on the Live Match Centre >>

  • Manchester United have taken more points against Aston Villa than any team versus any opponent in Barclays Premier League history (100).
  • Villa have failed to score in four of the last five Barclays Premier League matches against United.
  • There have been four braces and one hat-trick in the last four Barclays Premier League meetings between these two sides.
  • Man Utd have won 26 and lost just one of their last 36 Barclays Premier League matches against the West Midlanders.
  • Aston Villa have won just one of their last seven Barclays Premier League away matches (W1 D2 L4).
  • Villa have won just three of their last 60 league away trips against Man Utd, losing 42.
  • Wayne Rooney has netted 10 Barclays Premier League goals against Villa, his joint-highest haul versus any one opponent in the competition. He has scored four in his last five Barclays Premier League appearances.
  • Manchester United have lost more Barclays Premier League home matches this season (six) than in the previous three season put together (five).
  • United have lost six home matches in a Barclays Premier League season for only the second time (2001/02); they have never lost more.

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Crystal Palace v Chelsea  | #CRYCHE | Follow on the Live Match Centre >>

  • Crystal Palace have won five of their 25 Barclays Premier League London derbies at Selhurst Park.
  • Chelsea have won eight and lost none of the last 12 league meetings against Crystal Palace.
  • Chelsea are unbeaten in their nine Barclays Premier League London derbies this season (W6 D3).
  • This is Crystal Palace’s 50th Barclays Premier League London derby, but they have the lowest points per match of any of the capital clubs in local clashes (0.88 per match).
  • Palace have won just three points in their seven London derby matches this season in the Premier League (L6 D0 W1), netting three goals in the process.
  • Chelsea have conceded just three goals in their last seven Premier League away matches and defeat last time out against Aston Villa ended a run of six without loss on the road (W4 D2).
  • Jose Mourinho’s side have allowed fewer shots on target against them than any other team in the top division (95) and have kept the most clean sheets (14) this season.
  • Mile Jedinak of Palace has committed the most fouls in the Premier League this season (55), while Chelsea’s Eden Hazard is the division’s most fouled player (85).

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Southampton v Newcastle United  | #SOUNEW | Follow on the Live Match Centre >>

  • Southampton have lost just one of their last 20 home league matches against Newcastle United (W13 D6 L1).
  • Newcastle have won five and lost just one of their last nine Barclays Premier League matches against Southampton.
  • Only Liverpool v Spurs (eight) has had more own goals than Newcastle v Southampton (7) in Barclays Premier League history.
  • Southampton have won just two of their last nine Barclays Premier League home matches (W2 D3 L4).
  • Newcastle have failed to score in three of their last four away matches in the Barclays Premier League and in nine of the last 13 overall.
  • Southampton have dropped more points from winning positions than any other team in the top flight this season (18).
  • Jay Rodriguez has scored in each of his last three Barclays Premier League matches and also scored Saints’ goal at St James’ Park against Newcastle this season.
  • Newcastle have fired in 198 shots at goal from outside the box this season, a higher total than any other team.
  • Only Liverpool (12) have scored more headed goals than Southampton (10) in the Barclays Premier League this season.

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Stoke City v Hull City  | #STKHUL | Follow on the Live Match Centre >>

  • There have been exactly two goals scored in each of the last four Stoke v Hull City matches at the Britannia Stadium.
  • Hull have won just one of their last nine league matches against Stoke (W1 D5 L3).
  • There has been a 90th-minute goal scored in three of the last four Barclays Premier League meetings between Stoke and Hull.
  • Stoke City have lost just one of their last 12 Barclays Premier League matches at the Britannia Stadium (W6 D5 L1).
  • Stoke have recovered more points from losing positions than any other team in the Barclays Premier League (15).
  • Mark Hughes’ side have kept just one clean sheet in their last 15 Barclays Premier League outings.
  • Stoke have picked up more cards than any other team in the top division (Y65 R4) and
  • have committed more fouls than any other team in the Barclays Premier League (408.

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Swansea City v Norwich City  | #SWANOR | Follow on the Live Match Centre >>

  • Swansea forward Michu has scored three goals in three matches against Norwich City.
  • There have been 22 goals scored in just five Barclays Premier League meetings between Norwich and Swansea.
  • Robert Snodgrass scored in both Barclays Premier League matches for Norwich against Swansea last season and also assisted two goals. He has scored in his last two Barclays Premier League appearances and has netted four in his last seven for the club in the competition.
  • Norwich have won three and lost none (D2) of the five Barclays Premier League meetings with Swansea, despite trailing in three of those matches.
  • Swansea have won just four of their last 20 Barclays Premier League home matches (W4 D7 L9), but
  • Norwich have won none of their last seven Barclays Premier League away matches, losing the last five in a row (W0 D2 L5).
  • Swansea’s top scorer is Wilfried Bony with 11 Barclays Premier League goals and their next highest contributor is eight from own goals netted by their opponents. Bony has scored eight goals in 13 appearances at the Liberty Stadium this season.

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West Bromwich Albion v Cardiff City  | #WBACAR | Follow on the Live Match Centre >>

  • West Brom have won just one of their last 10 Barclays Premier League matches at The Hawthorns (W1 D6 L3).
  • Peter Whittingham has scored in his last three league appearances against West Brom for Cardiff.
  • Cardiff City are unbeaten in their last five league meetings with the Baggies (W2 D3 L0).
  • Cardiff have won none of their last 12 Barclays Premier League away matches and lost the last eight in a row (W0 D2 L10).
  • The Welsh side have scored as many goals (seven) in their last three Barclays Premier League matches as they had managed in the previous 12.
  • Cardiff have shipped 34% of their total goals conceded in the final 15 minutes of match, a divisional-high proportion.
  • West Brom have benefited from more goals scored by substitutes than any other team in the top flight (10) including four of the last six they have scored.
  • No side has had more players score a Barclays Premier League goal than West Brom have this season (16). Their top goalscorer (Saido Berahino) has four goals.

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5.30pm Arsenal v Manchester City  | #ARSMCI | Follow on the Live Match Centre >>

  • There have been six red cards in the last seven Barclays Premier League meetings between Man City (four) and Arsenal (two). Five of those have come in the last three meetings at Emirates Stadium.
  • City scored six goals from just seven shots on target when they beat Arsenal 6-3 at the Etihad Stadium last December.
  • There have been just four goals scored in the last five meetings in all competitions between Arsenal and City at Emirates Stadium.
  • Victory at Emirates Stadium last season ended a run of 27 league matches without a win for City away against Arsenal (D8 L19).
  • Arsenal have won just three of their last nine Barclays Premier League matches (W3 D3 L3), this after a run of five successive victories.
  • City have converted the highest percentage of shots into goals of any team in the Barclays Premier League (20%).
  • Olivier Giroud has scored five goals in his last three matches at Emirates Stadium in all competitions.
  • City have kept five consecutive clean sheets in the top flight for the first time since 1915. They have never kept six in a row in the top flight.

Sunday 30 March

1.30pm Fulham v Everton | #FULEVE | Follow on the Live Match Centre >>

  • Fulham have won just four of their last 19 Barclays Premier League matches at Craven Cottage (W4 D1 L14).
  • Everton have won six and lost none of the last eight Barclays Premier League matches against Fulham.
  • The Toffees have won just one of their last eight Barclays Premier League matches in London (W1 D4 L3) and lost in London in both domestic cup competitions this season.
  • Fulham forward Darren Bent has scored four goals in his last six appearances in all competitions against Everton.
  • Everton have won four Barclays Premier League matches in a row for the first time since March 2008.
  • Romelu Lukaku has scored in three of his last four Barclays Premier League matches.
  • Fulham have allowed their opponents more shots on target against them than any other team in the top flight (205) and kept the fewest clean sheets (four).
  • Everton have scored the highest percentage of second-half goals in the Barclays Premier League this season (70%).
  • The Toffees have scored 12 goals through their defenders this season, more than any other side.

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4pm Liverpool v Tottenham Hotspur | #LIVTOT | Follow on the Live Match Centre >>

  • Liverpool v Spurs has had more own goals than any other fixture in Barclays Premier League history (eight).
  • Spurs have not lost three Barclays Premier League away matches in a row since January 2009.
  • This fixture has had the joint-most penalties in Barclays Premier League history (17 along with Everton v Newcastle), with 11 coming at Anfield.
  • Liverpool have won 11 and lost none of their last 12 Barclays Premier League matches at Anfield.
  • Daniel Sturridge has scored 11 goals in 11 Barclays Premier League appearances at Anfield this season.
  • Liverpool have only failed to score in one of their last 16 Premier League matches at Anfield.
  • Daniel Sturridge and Luis Suarez are only the third pair to both score 20+ goals in a single season each (Andrew Cole and Peter Beardsley in 1993/94;Didier Drogba and Frank Lampard in 2009/10).
  • Steven Gerrard has scored a league-high 10 goals from dead-ball situations this season (eight penalties, two free-kicks), while he also has the most assists from set pieces (seven).
  • Liverpool have scored before half-time in their last 21 Premier League matches, an all-time record.

Monday 31 March

8pm Sunderland v West Ham United | #NEWEVE | Follow on the Live Match Centre >>

  • Sunderland have won three and lost none of their last five Barclays Premier League matches against West Ham.
  • Kevin Nolan has scored five goals in his last four Premier League matches against Sunderland.
  • The Black Cats have kept four clean sheets in their last five Barclays Premier League matches against the Hammers, conceding just one goal in the other encounter.
  • West Ham have won just four of their last 29 Barclays Premier League away matches (W4 D7 L18).
  • Sam Allardyce’s team have fired in fewer shots on target than any other team in the top flight (98).
  • Sunderland have netted a higher percentage of goals from set-pieces than any other team in the Barclays Premier League (48%).
  • Only Everton (40%) have conceded a higher proportion of goals from set plays than West Ham (39%).
  • The Black Cats have scored the most own goals (five) and picked up the most red cards (seven) this season.

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