1 – Queens Park Rangers failed to win a single away game in 2012. They won their first of 2013 on Wednesday.
1 – Tim Krul became the first goalkeeper to record an assist in the Premier League this season when his punt up field bounced over John Heitinga and was converted by Papiss Cisse’s header.
2 – Robin van Persie’s brace at Wigan on Tuesday was only the second time he has scored more than 1 goal in a game for Manchester United. The Dutch star leads the Premier League in scoring with 16 goals.
3 – Southampton have scored 3 own goals combined in their two meetings with Arsenal this season. No team in the history of the division has scored as many own goals versus the same opponent in the same season.
3 – Queens Park Rangers have kept 3 clean sheets in 4 Premier League meetings with their West London rivals Chelsea since winning the Championship two seasons ago. The exception was when the Blues thrashed the Hoops 6-1 at the end of last season.
5 – Romelu Lukaku has scored 5 goals in 7 Premier League starts for West Bromwich Albion, on loan from Chelsea. With his goal against Fulham at the weekend, the Belgian striker now has as many goals (7) as Fernando Torres this season, with the Spaniard playing significantly more time. Steve Clarke remains confident Lukaku will remain at the Hawthorns until the end of the season despite Chelsea having an option to recall him in January.
6 – Stoke City have now conceded 6 goals in their last 2 Premier League games after conceding only 14 in their first 19 fixtures. The first 3 came at home to Southampton and this weekend they were beaten 3-0 at Manchester City.
13 – Manchester United have won all 13 Premier League games in which Robin van Persie has scored in this season.
17 – Aston Villa conceded 17 consecutive goals in the Premier League without scoring until Andreas Weimann equalised for Paul Lambert’s side at Swansea City. The visitors ended up drawing 2-2, ending a 3-game losing streak.
969 – Shaun Wright-Phillips had gone 969 days and 53 matches since scoring his last Premier League goal before his winner for Queens Park Rangers at former club Chelsea on Wednesday night, pulling off the biggest shock of the season so far.