10 Interesting Stats from Premier League Matchday 33

0 – Newcastle failed to score in a Tyne-Wear match for the first time in the Premier League era. The Magpies had scored in all 21 previous matches against their rivals.

1 – Liverpool became the first Premier League team to fail to score against Reading in 2013. The Royals held their former manager’s side to a 0-0 draw at the Madejski stadium, ending their 7-game losing streak and keeping their first clean sheet since their 1-0 win over West Ham on 29 December.

5 – Fulham benefited from their fifth own goal of the season when Aston Villa’s Fabian Delph headed into his own net during the Cottagers’ 1-1 draw at Villa Park. They and Manchester United have benefited from more own goals than any other team this season.

8 – Robin van Persie has now scored 8 goals in his last 6 Premier League matches versus Stoke City. The Manchester United striker scored a second half penalty in their 2-0 at the Britannia Stadium on Sunday, ending his run of five league games without a goal.

10 – Theo Walcott recorded his tenth assist in the Premier League this season in setting up Lukas Podolski in Arsenal’s 3-1 victory over Norwich City. He and Juan Mata now lead the league in this category.

10 – Reading’s goalkeeper and the home team’s man of the match, Alex McCarthy made 10 saves to preserve his side’s 0-0 draw at home to Liverpool – more saves than any other goalkeeper this weekend.

14 – Michael Carrick’s opener for Manchester United at Stoke City was the 14th goal Sir Alex Ferguson’s side have scored from a corner this season – more than any other side.

15th – Of the teams who played this weekend, Sunderland were the only team outside the top six to win.

35 – Everton’s 2-0 win over Queens Park Rangers means that manager David Moyes has now beaten all 35 teams he has faced in the Premier League.

102 – Leighton Baines has created more chances than any other player this season. The Everton full back went over the century mark on the season after creating five chances for team mates during Everton’s 2-0 victory over Queens Park Rangers.

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