10 Interesting Stats from Premier League Matchday 16

2 – Only Manchester City (1) have lost fewer games in the Premier League than Everton so far this season. The Toffees scored twice from the 90th minute onwards to turn around a 1-0 deficit against Tottenham at Goodison Park on Sunday, recording only their second league victory in 10 games.

6 – Manchester United have won all 6 Premier League games in which they have scored the first goal this season. The Red Devils had raced out to a 2-0 lead at the Etihad Stadium before being pegged back. Robin van Persie scored a dramatic winner in stoppage time to maintain Manchester United’s 100% win record when scoring first this season.

7 – Wayne Rooney tied Eric Cantona’s record for the most goals scored in Manchester derbies in the Premier League. His brace meant the England international now has 7 against their city rivals. Unlike Rooney, Cantona famously went throughout his career without losing a single game to their blue neighbours.

9 – Norwich City set a club record of 9 games without defeat in the Premier League after they won 4-3 at Swansea City on Saturday. Chris Hughton’s side are up to 11th in the table after Matchday 16. This run for the Canaries started on 20 October with a 1-0 victory over Arsenal and has included 1-0 wins over both Manchester United and Stoke City, as well as drawing 1-1 at Everton.

12 – Swansea City’s £2 million summer signing Michu took his tally up to 12 goals for the season as he scored a brace in a 3-4 home defeat by Norwich City. The Spanish forward is now the leading goalscorer in the Premier League.

16 – Queens Park Rangers set an unwanted record this weekend after a 2-2 draw at Wigan, they are the first side to fail to win any of their first 16 fixtures of a Premier League season. Harry Redknapp has drawn all 3 games since taking over from Mark Hughes and welcomes Fulham to Loftus Road next weekend as they look to win their first game.

27 – Wayne Rooney is the youngest player to reach 150 Premier League goals. The England international is noe sixth on the all-time top scorers list, 3 goals behind Frank Lampard above him and 110 behind Alan Shearer who leads the way.

49 – Chelsea recorded their first Premier League win in 49 days, ending their winless run of 7 games with a 3-1 victory at the Stadium of Light, sending Sunderland into the relegation zone in the process. Fernando Torres scored twice, his first league goals in 8 games, ending a run of 747 minutes without a goal in the Premier League.

747 – Fernando Torres ended his goal droubt of 747 minutes without a goal in the Premier League when the Spaniard opened the scoring for Chelsea in the 11th minute during a 3-1 victory at Sunderland. Chelsea recorded just 1 victory in the 8 league games in between during this run that Torres failed to find the back of the net.

1,001 – Everton’s two goals in stoppage time against Tottenham means the Toffees became the 7th team to score 1,000 goals in the Premier League. Steven Pienaar scored the landmark goal for Everton. They have also conceded 999 goals since the English top flight was rebranded.