10 Interesting Stats from Premier League Matchday 6

1 – Wayne Rooney led the Manchester United team out as captain for the first time on Saturday.

2 – Goalkeepers Brad Guzan and Tim Howard both recorded assists this weekend. The Aston Villa shot stopper punter the ball up field to set up Andrea Weimann’s winner versus Manchester City whilst Howard did the same for Romelu Lukaku’s second in their 3-2 win over Newcastle.

3 – Wayne Rooney has now scored 3 Premier League goals from set pieces this season. The England star scored his first in a 4-1 win over Swansea City, his second in the 4-1 loss at Manchester City before equalising against West Brom on Saturday. Manchester United went on to lose the game 2-1.

8 – Arsenal have won their last 8 Premier League games away from home. Swansea City were the latest victims to the league leaders; beaten 2-1 at the Liberty Stadium. This run of Arsenal’s has seen them beat Swansea City (2-0), West Brom (2-1), Fulham (1-0), Queens Park Rangers (1-0), Newcastle (1-0), Fulham (3-1), Sunderland (3-1) and Swansea (2-1).

97 – Serge Gnabry became Arsenal’s 97th Premier League goalscorer on Saturday. The young German winger has stepped in for Theo Walcott in the past two games and looked a threat for the Gunners before opening the scoring with a well-taken finish.

315 – Southampton’s Nathanial Clyne has played 315 minutes in the Premier League this season and is yet to conceded a single goal. The right-back played a full 90 minutes in Saturday’s 2-0 win over former club Crystal Palace.

450 – Manchester United have gone 450 minutes without scoring a goal in open play in the Premier League. Robin van Persie has converted a penalty and Wayne Rooney two free kicks since Danny Welbeck scored from open play in the final minute of a 4-1 opening day victory at Swansea City.

500 – Gareth Barry became the 10th player to make 500 Premier League appearances during Everton’s Monday night game against Newcastle. The 9 players to have made more appearances than the England international are: Ryan Giggs (623), David James (572), Frank Lampard (559), Gary Speed (534), Emile Heskey (516), Jamie Carragher (509), Phil Neville (505), Mark Schwarzer (504) and Sol Campbell (503).

687 – Everton had gone 687 minutes in the Premier League without conceding a goal until Yohan Cabaye’s cracking strike early in the second half on Monday night.

1000 – Aston Villa have now conceded 1,000 goals in the Premier League. The Villans beat Manchester City 3-2 on Saturday but Edin Dzeko score the landmark goal against Paul Lambert’s side that had given the visitors a 2-1 lead at the time.

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