10 Interesting Stats from Premier League Matchday 4

3 – Craig Gardner and Jonjo Shelvey are the first players to reach three yellow cards in the Premier League this season, achieved in their opening four games.

4 – Aston Villa are unbeaten in their last four trips to Anfield. Paul Lambert’s side came away 1-0 winners against Liverpool in Saturday’s evening game this weekend.

4 – Diego Costa became only the second player to score in his first four Premier League matches when scoring a hat-trick versus Swansea City this weekend. Coventry City’s Micky Quinn holds the record of scoring in his first six Premier League matches.

7 – Diego Costa has scored as many goals as defending Premier League champions Manchester City through four games. The Citizens were the league’s top scorers with 102 goals last season. The Spanish international is the first player to score seven goals in his first four Premier League appearances.

8 – Juan Mata has scored eight goals in his last 10 Premier League appearances for Manchester United.

10% – Crystal Palace have now only ever won two of their 20 Premier League games in September and none at home. They were held 0-0 by Burnley on Saturday; only the third time the Clarets have avoided defeat on the road in their 21 Premier League away games.

12 – Manchester City have already collected 12 yellow cards in their opening four games – two more than any other side.

20 – Arsenal extended their run to 20 games unbeaten at the Emirates Stadium in the Premier League after holding Manchester City to a 2-2 draw in Saturday’s lunch time kick off.

26% – Aston Villa have now collected 26% of their 2013-14 points tally (10 of 38).

175 – Wayne Rooney’s goal against Queens Park Rangers was his 175th in the Premier League which takes him on par with Thierry Henry as the joint-third highest scorer in history.