10 Interesting Stats from Premier League Matchday 24

1 – Newcastle’s win at Villa Park was their first away win in the Premier League this season.  All 19 other teams in the league have already recorded at least 1 win on their travels.

6 – Adam Le Fondre’s brace from the bench for Reading on Wednesday means the former Rochdale striker has scored 6 times as a substitute in the Premier League this season.  He has scored 4 goals in his 8 Premier League starts for the Royals.

7 – West Ham have scored just 7 goals on their travels this season, the lowest in the Premier League.  The Hammers’ recent troubles continued with a 3-1 London derby defeat at Fulham on Wednesday.

8 – Olivier Giroud has scored 8 of his 9 Premier League goals at the Emirates Stadium.  The only goal the Arsenal striker has scored away from home also came in London, at Upton Park; his first Premier League goal in a 3-1 victory over West ham.

10 – Leighton Baines have converted all 10 spot kicks he has taken in the Premier League.

15 – Stoke City have conceded 15 goals in their last 5 Premier League games.  They conceded just 14 in their first 19 games this season.

22 – After blowing a 2-0 lead at Reading very late in the game to draw 2-2, Rafa Benitez has picked up 22 points from his 12 Premier League games as Chelsea manager, compared to the 24 in 12 games this season picked up by Roberto Di Matteo.

22 – Southampton have dropped 22 points from winning positions this season – the most in the Premier League.  After losing 2-1 at Old Trafford on Wednesday, the Saints have 23 points from their 24 games, keeping them 3 points above the relegation zone.

27 – Manchester United have now picked up 27 points from losing positions after coming from behind against Southampton to win 2-1.  Only Newcastle (34) in 2001/02 have picked up more points from a losing position in a single season.

300 – On Wednesday, Manchester United became the first team in Premier League history to have won 300 games.

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