1 – Asmir Begović is Stoke City’s joint-top Premier League goalscorer after 10 goals this season. The Potters goalkeeper scored after just 13 seconds on Saturday with a wind assisted long punt up field that caught out Southampton stopper Artur Boruc.
2 – Only Manchester United (3) and Southampton (1) scored goals away from home in the 10 Premier League matches this weekend. Chelsea, Aston Villa, Crystal Palace, Sunderland, Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspur and Swansea City were all shut out.
3 – There were only 3 Welshmen who started the first-ever Premier League Welsh derby on Sunday. Craig Bellamy was Cardiff’s sole Welsh starter whilst Swansea City had Ashley Williams and Neil Taylor in their starting XI. Neither subs benched include a player from Wales.
3 – Carlos Cuéllar became the 3rd Sunderland player to score an own goal this season. The Black Cats have now scored 50% of the own goals in the league this season.
5 – Sergio Agüero has scored in each of his last 5 Premier League appearances. The Argentinian scored 1 of Manchester City’s 7 goals in their thrashing of Norwich City on Saturday. He had scored in their four previous league games, against Chelsea, West Ham, Everton and Manchester United.
7 – Lee Cattermole received the 7th red card of his Premier League career when he was dismissed in Sunderland’s 1-0 defeat at Hull City. Cattermole’s foul on Ahmed Elmohamady was his third straight red card in the league. He is now one behind Richard Dunne, Duncan Ferguson and Patrick Vieira who share the Premier League record of 8 red cards in their career.
11 – Newly-promoted Hull City have taken 11 points from a possible 15 to start life in the Premier League at the KC Stadium. Steve Bruce’s side beat Sunderland 1-0 on Saturday and are one of five remaining sides yet to lose at home this season.
12 – There have been 12 0-0 draws in the 100 Premier League fixtures this season. This weekend West Ham-Aston Villa and Everton-Tottenham Hotspur added to the list of fixtures that have finished without a single goal this season.
13 – Asmir Begović’s goal after 13 seconds for Stoke City in their 1-1 draw with Southampton was the joint-fourth fastest goal in Premier League history. Only Ledley King (10), Alan Shearer (10) and Mark Viduka (11) have scored in quicker time. The Bosnia and Herzegovina number 1 is on par with Chris Sutton and Dwight Yorke who have scored goals recorded on 13 seconds.
20 – Manchester City have scored 20 goals in their 5 Premier League games at the Etihad Stadium this season. Only Arsenal (22) have more goals in their 10 games combined than Manuel Pellegrini’s side have scored at home alone.