10 Interesting Stats from Premier League Matchday 34

1 – David Moyes suffered his first defeat to Sunderland as Everton manager. The Scottish manager had previously been undefeated in 16 Premier League matches (12W 4D) versus the Black Cats before Stephane Sessegnon scored the only goal of the game on Saturday.

1 – Billy Jones’ goal for West Bromwich Albion in their 1-1 draw with Newcastle was the first time an English has scored for the Baggies in the league this season. All other 19 teams have had at least 1 goal scored by an Englishman this season.

2 – Steve Sidwell became only the second player to receive two red cards this season after he was shown a straight red card in the 12th minute during Fulham’s 1-0 home loss to Arsenal. The former Chelsea centre midfielder had only just returned from a 3-game ban following his straight red versus Queens Park Rangers on 1 April. Steven Pienaar is the only other player to receive two red cards this season and both were for two bookings.

3 – Manchester United won their 13th Premier League title on Monday with a 3-0 victory over Aston Villa. This was only the third time Sir Alex Ferguson’s side have won the title at Old Trafford.

5 – Olivier Giroud’s red card was the fifth time Arsenal have had a player sent off this season – more than any other club.

10 – Luis Suarez collected his tenth yellow card of the season – joint-most with Sunderland’s Craig Gardner. The Uruguayan snatched a stoppage time equaliser versus Chelsea on Sunday, but Liverpool have now only won one of these ten games in which Suarez has seen yellow.

12 – Juan Mata recorded his 12th assist of the season in setting up Oscar’s opening goal at Anfield from a corner – more than any other player in the Premier League this season.

16 – Robin van Persie’s hat-trick versus Aston Villa on Monday night means the Manchester United striker has now scored against 16 of the 19 opponents he has faced this season.  Only Queens Park Rangers and Norwich City have shut RvP out on two occasions this season, whilst Swansea City could become number 17 on 12 May.

500 – Mark Schwarzer became the ninth player and first outside of the United Kingdom to make 500 Premier League appearances during Fulham’s 1-0 home loss to Arsenal. The Australian goalkeeper made his Premier League debut with Middlesbrough back in March 1997 before joining the Cottagers in 2008.

519 – Luis Suarez’s dramatic stoppage time equaliser at home to Chelsea ended a run of 519 minutes without a goal for the forward. Suarez had been shut out against Southampton, Aston Villa, West Ham and Reading between scoring against Tottenham and Chelsea.

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