10 Interesting Stats from Premier League Matchday 13

3 – After Sunday’s 0-0 draw at the Liberty Stadium, Liverpool have now failed to score in all 3 meetings against Swansea City in the Premier League. The Swans won this fixture 1-0 last season having drawn 0-0 at Anfield earlier.

4 – West Brom’s 4-2 victory at Sunderland was the first time the Baggies have won four consecutive games in the Premier League.

5 – Stoke City kept their 5th clean sheet in 6 home games this season in a 1-0 victory over Fulham. Manchester City’s Javi Garcia is the only player to score versus Stoke at the Britannia Stadium in the league this season. In contrast, Stoke have kept just 1 clean sheet in their 7 away games.

6 – Manchester United have now fallen behind in 9 of their 13 Premier League games this season. Their victory over Queens Park Rangers at Old Trafford on Saturday was the 6th time they’ve won from behind in the league this season. Only QPR have conceded the first goal as many times this season. Manchester United have won all 4 games they have scored first in this season.

13 – Arsenal forward Lukas Podolski has started all 13 Premier League games this season. The German has also been substituted in all 13 Premier League games for the Gunners this season.

21 – Sunderland have now gone 21 Premier League games since they have beaten an opponent with their full team on the pitch. Sunderland’s last 3 wins in the league have all come against 10 men.

90 – Kieron Dyer completed a full 90 minutes in the Premier League on Saturday for the first time since 10 November 2010. The former England international played a part in Queens Park Rangers taking a surprise lead at Old Trafford.

255 – Jordi Gomez became the first midfielder to score a hat-trick in the Premier League this season. It was the 3rd of the season (after Robin van Persie and Luis Suarez) and the 255th overall. Steven Gerrard was the last midfielder to score a hat trick, in a 3-0 victory over Everton on 13 March 2012.

344 – Steve Naismith’s goal for Everton in the twelfth minute at Goodison Park on Saturday was the first goal Norwich City had conceded in 344 minutes of top flight football. The Canaries are now unbeaten in 6 and conceding just 2 goals during that spell.

557 – Fernando Torres has now gone 557 minutes without a goal in the Premier League. The Spaniard played the full 90 minutes on Rafa Benitez’s first game in charge against Manchester City but failed to test Joe Hart all game. Chelsea have won just 1 of their last 6 in the league since Torres scored in a 4-1 victory over Norwich City at the start of October.

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