10 Interesting Stats from Premier League Matchday 18

0 – Following their 3-0 loss at Tottenham, Norwich City are still without a Premier League win on Boxing Day (D1, L5).

1 – Leicester City failed to score for the first time this season as they went down 1-0 at Liverpool.

2 – Manchester United’s 2-0 loss at Stoke City was only the second time they have lost a Boxing Day game in the Premier League after their 1-3 defeat at Middlesbrough in 2002 (W18, D2).

17 – Aston Villa are now winless in 17 Premier League games – only four teams have ever had a longer run in since the rebranding in 1992 (Derby County (32), Sunderland (26), Norwich City (21) and Nottingham Forest (19)).

29 – Watford have already won more points this season than in any of their previous two Premier League campaigns.  The Hornets end the year on the same number of points as Manchester United and three points off the top four.

33 – Sunderland have conceded a league-high 33 goals after 18 matches following their thrashing at Manchester City.

64% – Leicester City suffered their seventh Boxing Day loss in Premier League history (W1, D3).

73% – For only the fourth time in his 15th Premier League game in charge of Chelsea, Guus Hiddink failed to win.  The Blues’ 2-2 draw at home to Watford means the Dutch manager remains on only one defeat (W11, D3, L1).

80% – Manchester City won 16 of their 20 Premier League matches at the Etihad in 2015 (D1, L3).  Manuel Pellegrini’s side thrashed Sunderland 4-1 on Boxing Day.

1999 – Arsenal lost a fixture on Boxing Day for the first time since 1999.  They were handed a 4-0 hammering at Southampton this evening.

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