10 Interesting Stats from Premier League Matchday 18

1 – Liverpool have picked up just 1 point from the 4 games in which Luis Suárez has not scored this season. The Reds were beaten 2-1 at Manchester City on Boxing Day with the Uruguayan failing to score for only the fourth time in his 13 Premier League matches this season.

1 – Sunderland became the first visiting team to win at Goodison Park in 2013 on Boxing Day. Ki Sung-Yueng won and scored the penalty midway through the half that led to Black Cats’ victory. Tim Howard was sent off in the process and goalkeeper Vito Mannone produced a number of saves to preserve Sunderland’s victory.

3 – Only 3 points separate the top 4 sides in the Premier League after Boxing Day. In Spain’s La Liga the gap between the top 4 is 13 points, the gap in Germany’s Bundesliga is 12 points, the gap in Italy’s Serie A is 13 points, and the gap in France’s Ligue 1 is 13 points.

3 – Hull City had only conceded 3 goals in their first 8 Premier League matches at the KC Stadium this season before Manchester United scored 3 on Boxing Day to come from two goals down to win 3-2.

3 – The bottom three clubs at the start of the day all recorded victories away from home on Boxing Day. Sunderland were 1-0 winners at Everton, Fulham won 2-1 at Norwich City and Crystal Palace won 1-0 at Aston Villa.

10 – Manchester United’s 3-2 win at Hull City was the club’s 10th consecutive Boxing Day victory.

29 – Luis Suárez has scored 29 goals in 26 Premier League appearances in 2013. Liverpool end the calendar year with a trip to Chelsea on Sunday.

50 – Antonio Valencia’s late dismissal at the KC Stadium was the 50th red card for a Manchester United player in Premier League history. This ranks fifth out of the seven ever-present clubs (Everton 76, Arsenal 73, Chelsea 64, Tottenham Hotspur 51, Liverpool 47, Aston Villa 45).

150 – Wayne Rooney’s equaliser for Manchester United at Hull City on Boxing Day was his 150th for the club. Only Thierry Henry (176 for Arsenal) has scored more for one club in the Premier League.

1,208 – Papiss Cissé’s late penalty in Newcastle’s 5-1 thrashing of Stoke City was the first Premier League goal the Senegalese striker has scored in 20 hours and 8 minutes of football.