10 Interesting Stats from Premier League Matchday 9

2 – Sunderland recorded back-to-back wins in the Tyne-Wear derby for the first time in Premier League history. Fabio Borini struck late to secure Gus Poyet’s side victory in the Uruguayan’s second game in charge. Sunderland beat Newcastle 3-0 in their previous meeting which had been Paolo Di Canio’s second match in charge.

4 – Luis Suárez scored his fourth Premier League hat-trick in only his 81st appearance in English top flight football. He is the 21st player to score at least four Premier League hat-tricks. Alan Shearer leads the way with 11, whilst only Wayne Rooney (6), Dimitar Berbatov (5) and Robin van Persie (5) have more of players currently in the Premier League.

5 – Gareth Barry has won all 5 Premier League matches he has played this season. The England international had a good game in beating his former side Aston Villa 2-0 on Saturday. Barry is on a season-long loan from Manchester City after the Toffees sold Marouane Fellaini to Manchester United on deadline day. The Belgian is 0 wins in 5 Premier League starts this season.

6 – Southampton goalkeeper Artur Boruc kept his sixth clean sheet of the season on Saturday in a 2-0 win over Fulham. It was only the Polish goalkeeper’s ninth appearance. Already an improvement on the five clean sheets he kept in 20 Premier League matches last season.

7 – Robin van Persie has scored in his last 7 Premier League matches versus Stoke City. The Dutch striker scored Manchester United’s first equaliser during their 3-2 victory over Stoke City at Old Trafford, taking his tally to 9 goals in 8 Premier League matches versus the Potters.

27 – Southampton’s Victor Wanyama has committed the most fouls in the Premier League through 9 games. Following his summer move from Scottish Premier League side Celtic, the Kenyan is averaging 3 fouls per game. He has received 3 yellow cards this season.

34 – Luis Suárez scored the 34th hat-trick by a Liverpool player in Premier League history. Only Arsenal can match the Reds for the number of times one of their players has scored at least 3 goals in a single game.

65 – José Mourinho is undefeated in all 65 Premier League matches at Stamford Bridge. The Chelsea manager guided his team to a 2-1 victory at home to Manchester City on Sunday courtesy of a late Joe Hart blunder that gifted Fernando Torres an empty net to score the late winner.

127 – Robin van Persie has now scored 127 goals in the Premier League. He is tied with Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink as the highest-scoring Dutch players in the history of the league – they are equal 10th all-time. Teddy Sheringham’s is theplayer above the Manchester United striker on the list. The former England international scored 146 Premier League goals between 1992-2007.

360 – Arsenal have picked up more points in Premier League London derbies than any other side. The Gunners recorded their 102nd London derby victory since the start of the 1992-93 season with a 2-0 win at Crystal Palace. At the other end of the table, the Eagles are propping up the table with 30 points.

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