10 Interesting Stats from Premier League Matchday 38

1 – Fernando Torres scored his first Premier League goal of 2013, and Chelsea’s final goal of the season in a 2-1 victory over Everton.

2 – Norwich City recorded their second away win of the season, winning 3-2 at Manchester City. In the process, Manchester City conceded 3 goals at home for the second time this season and suffered only their second home defeat of the season. They had kept clean sheets in 7 of their last 9 Premier League games at the Etihad prior to the final game.

3 – West Bromwich Albion became only the second team in Premier League history to fight back from three goals behind to get a draw against Sir Alex Ferguson’s Manchester United. This was the final game in charge for the legendary manager.

3 – Romelu Lukaku became the third player in the Premier League era to score a hat-trick against Manchester United. The Belgian striker did it as a half-time substitute and follows David Bentley and Dirk Kuyt in achieving this feat.

5-5 – West Bromwich Albion and Manchester United played out the first 5-5 draw in Premier League history.

14 – Arsenal conceded the fewest goals away from home in the Premier League this season. Manchester City were second in the table with 19 goals conceded.

15 – Rickie Lambert scored his 15th Premier League goal of the season in Southampton’s 1-1 draw with Stoke City, tying him with Frank Lampard as the top English goalscorer this season, and with Dimitar Berbatov as the league’s equal 7th top scorers.

16 – Arsene Wenger has guided Arsenal to a 16th consecutive Champions League campaign. The Gunners will enter a playoff tie to reach the group stage.

72 – Tottenham are the first team during the 38-game Premier League era to finish outside top 4 having gained as many as 72 points.

90 – There are 90 days to go until the 2013-14 Premier League season starts (17 August 2013).

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