1 – Stoke City’s defeat at home to Chelsea was their first loss at the Britannia Stadium this season. Every team has now lost at least 1 game at home this season.
3 – West Bromwich Albion are on the longest current losing streak in the Premier League. Steve Clarke’s team surrendered a 2-0 lead in the final 8 minutes to lose 3-2 at Reading, moving the Royals off the bottom of the league.
3 – Jonathan Walters became only the third player in Premier League history to score two own goals in the same match as he was at fault for Chelsea’s first two goals. The previous two players were Jamie Carragher and Michael Proctor.
4 – This weekend Chelsea became the first visiting side to the Britannia Stadium to score 4 goals in one game against Stoke City in the Premier League.
7 – Romelu Lukaku has now scored 7 goals in 8 Premier League starts from West Brom. The Belgian striker scored his first Premier League brace before the Baggies blew a 2-0 lead to lose 3-2 at Reading, playing 90 minutes for only the third time this season.
9 – Aston Villa were the only team in the current bottom 9 to lose this weekend. As a result, Paul Lambert’s side dropped into the relegation zone.
17 – Robin van Persie’s opener for Manchester United against Liverpool on Sunday now means the Premier League’s top scorer has as many goals as Aston Villa and Queens Park Rangers do as a team.
40 – Frank Lampard scored his 40th penalty in the Premier League on Saturday. Only Alan Shearer (56) has converted more.
42 – Aston Villa’s Matthew Lowton has been on the pitch for more goals conceded against his team than any other player. The Aston Villa right back has played every minute this season and is the only player to do so for the club. Reading have also conceded 42 goals this season but none of their players have been on the pitch when each of them went in.
258 – Daniel Sturridge’s consolation goal for Liverpool at Old Trafford was the first goal Manchester United had conceded in 258 minutes of Premier League football, since Papiss Cisse scored for Newcastle in their 4-3 loss at Old Trafford.