10 Interesting Stats from Premier League Matchday 31

0 – Manchester United are the only team not to concede a penalty this season. Queens Park Rangers became the 19th side to concede a spot kick after Chris Samba tripped Fulham’s Ashkan Dejagah over the bank holiday weekend.

1 – Fulham have trailed at half-time in fewer home games than any other Premier League team. The only visitors to Craven Cottage to lead at half-time this season have been Swansea City, who went on to win the game 2-1 in December. Fulham lead Queens Park Rangers 3-1 at home on Monday night.

3 – Queens Park Rangers have seen all three of their penalties saved this season. Loic Remy was the latest failure, having his spot kick saved early in the second half at Fulham.

4 – Robin van Persie has now gone 4 Premier League games in a row without scoring for the first time in his Manchester United career. The Dutch striker who missed a one-on-one at the end of their 1-0 victory at Sunderland on Saturday went four games without a Premier League goal for Arsenal last season. That came during a similar time last year, where he scored just once in seven games between 21 March and 21 April 2012.

5 – Philippe Coutinho has been involved in 5 goals in 5 Premier League starts for Liverpool (2 goals, 3 assists) since his January move from Internazionale. The Brazilian has looked very good in his early days under Brendan Rodgers despite completing just one full match so far. Liverpool have won 4 of these 5 games Coutinho has started.

5 – Clint Hill’s own goal for Queens Park Rangers on Monday means the side joint-bottom of the Premier League table have scored five own goals this season. Southampton have the same number and no side has put the ball in their own net more often this season.

7 – Gareth Bale scored his seventh goal from outside the penalty area on Saturday during Tottenham’s 2-1 victory at Swansea. The Welsh forward has scored more from outside the box than any other player this season.

12 – Aston Villa have dropped more points in the second half than any other team this season. Paul Lambert’s side have collected 30 points from their 31 games this season, ending the Easter weekend in the relegation zone. They are in sixth position on 42 points based on results from half-time.

44% – Christian Benteke has scored a higher percentage of goals for one team than any other player in the Premier League. The Aston Villa striker scored their only goal in a 2-1 home loss to Liverpool on Sunday, taking his tally up for 14 in his debut season; 44% of the Villans’ goals.

44 – Christian Benteke and Nikica Jelavic have been caught offside more times than any other players. The Aston Villa striker added a further two to his collection versus Liverpool on Sunday, whilst a day earlier the Everton striker was flagged offside once during Everton’s 1-0 victory over Stoke.

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