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Aguero puts Balotelli woes into focus

Sergio Aguero's scoring record, Mario Balotelli's continuing bad form and Man Utd's leaky defence feature in our review of the weekend stats.

We look at the statistics from a Premier League weekend which saw top three Chelsea, Manchester City and Southampton win, the latter convincingly so as they thrashed Sunderland 8-0.

Manchester United could only draw 2-2 at West Brom on Monday evening, with West Ham now in fourth spot after their victory at Burnley.

The Clarets remain ahead of QPR at the other end after Liverpool's dramatic win at Loftus Road, while Newcastle also remain in the relegation zone despite a 1-0 win over Leicester.

Manchester City 4 Tottenham Hotspur 1

Sergio Agüero has netted nine goals in six Premier League appearances against Tottenham, more than against any other team.

Agüero (61) has gone clear of Carlos Tévez (58) as Manchester City's leading Premier League scorer.

Aguero has scored 61 goals in only 95 Premier League appearances. The next highest scoring player with fewer than 100 PL apps is Demba Ba (43).

Agüero became the second player after Edin Dzeko to score four goals in a Premier League game for Manchester City - both did so against Spurs.

Frank Lampard has 102 Premier League assists. Only Ryan Giggs (162) has more.

Tottenham have conceded the most Premier League penalties in 2014 (nine).

Spurs have scored three times in the opening 15 minutes of Premier League games this season - they did so only once in 2013-14.

Manchester City have conceded in four consecutive Premier League home games for the first time since May - September 2012.

Spurs had 10 shots at goal in the first half (including blocks), the most by any team against Manchester City in the Premier League this season - no team had more than 10 last season (Southampton, 07/12/2013).

Aguero's third goal was the 200th goal of the 2014-15 Premier League season.

Four penalties were awarded in a Premier League game for only the second time (Bradford v Derby, April 2000).

Federico Fazio became the first player to be sent off on his Premier League debut since Samba Diakite for QPR in February 2012.

Jon Moss has given 28 penalties in the Premier League, eight of them (29%) to Manchester City (next highest, QPR: 3).

Arsenal 2 Hull City 2

Five of Alexis Sanchez's six goals for Arsenal in all competitions have come at home.

The Chilean also collected his first Premier League assist since the opening day (v Crystal Palace) for Welbeck's equaliser. Indeed he is the first Arsenal player to assist two Premier League goals this term.

Per Mertesacker assisted Sanchez's opener; it was his first PL assist in his 97th appearance in the competition.

Arsenal have led at half-time in just four of their last 17 Premier League games.

Mohamed Diame has scored four goals in five Premier League games for Hull City. He has never scored more than four in a single PL season (also four in 35 games in 2013/14).

The Gunners have only kept one clean sheet in their last eight league games and have gone four without one at the Emirates.

Danny Welbeck scored his first Premier League goal at home since January (Man Utd v Swansea); he has scored four in his last two at the Emirates in all competitions.

The Gunners have won just one of their last seven Premier League matches (W1 D5 L1); this after winning their previous six in a row.

The Tigers have won just one of their last 13 Premier League trips to London (W1 D3 L9).

Eleven points from eight games is Arsenal's second-worst start to a PL season under Arsene Wenger (10 from eight in 2011/12).

Burnley 1 West Ham United 3

West Ham's match against Burnley was their 700th in the Premier League - they are the ninth team to reach this milestone.

Mark Noble made his 200th Premier League appearance for West Ham in this match - only Steve Potts (203) has made more.

Diafra Sakho has scored in all six starts he has made for West Ham in all competitions, with five of these in the Premier League.

Sakho is only the second West Ham player to score in five consecutive Premier League games, after Carlton Cole.

Aaron Cresswell collected his first Premier League assist; the left-back assisted 12 in the Championship last season.

West Ham have now scored six headed goals this season, a league-high. Sahko, meanwhile, has scored a league-high three headers.

Burnley scored a home goal for the first time since August 18 against Chelsea. George Boyd's strike ended a run of 406 minutes without a goal for them at Turf Moor in all comps.

West Ham became the first team to score three headed goals in a PL game since Norwich v Newcastle in December 2011.

West Ham have won four of their first eight Premier League games of 2014-15 - they won just four of their opening 23 PL matches last season.

Crystal Palace 1 Chelsea 2

Chelsea are now unbeaten in 11 Premier League matches, winning nine and drawing two.

Chelsea have lost just one of their last 16 Premier League London derbies (W11 D4 L1).

This was only the second Premier League game to see two red cards this season (after West Ham v Tottenham).

Cesc Fabregas has been involved in eight goals (one goal, seven assists) in eight Premier League games for Chelsea.

Oscar's two Premier League goals this season have come in the opening seven minutes of games.

This was only the 12th time in Premier League history that both teams were reduced to 10 men before half-time.

Loic Remy only hit one shot in 91 minutes of play.

Chelsea had 72% possession in this game, their highest figure this season and the fifth highest recorded in the division in 2014-15.

Everton 3 Aston Villa 0

Everton have lost only one of their last 12 Premier League meetings with Aston Villa (W4 D7).

Villa have lost four successive Premier League matches without scoring a single goal.

Villa had two shots on target in this game, taking their total to 12 for the season.

Aston Villa have failed to score in four successive Premier League games for the first time since November 2013.

Paul Lambert has never won a Premier League game against a side managed by Roberto Martinez (D3 L4).

With two assists in this game, Leighton Baines has surpassed his total in the Premier League in the whole of 2013-14 (had four last season, has five so far in 2014-15).

Seamus Coleman has scored eight goals since the start of last season, more than any other defender in the Premier League.

Romelu Lukaku has scored three goals in his last five Premier League games.

Newcastle United 1 Leicester City 0

Gabriel Obertan scored his first Premier League goal for Newcastle since Feb 1, 2012 - ending a run of 24 PL apps without one.

It was Obertan's first goal in 21 Premier League appearances at St James' Park.

Newcastle netted the opening goal in a Premier League game for the first time this season.

Papiss Demba Cissé has had a hand in five goals in his last four Premier League appearances for the Magpies (four goals, one assist).

Newcastle United ended a run of eight successive Premier League games without a win (D4 L4) with this victory.

Leicester City have scored just one goal in their four Premier League away games this season - only QPR have scored as few on the road this term.

Southampton 8 Sunderland 0

Sunderland have scored eight own goals in the Premier League since the start of 2013-14, more than any other side.

Graziano Pellè has been involved in seven goals in his last six Premier League appearances (six goals, one assist).

Pellè has scored in three successive Premier League home games for Southampton; he is the first player to do so since Peter Crouch in February 2005.

Dusan Tadic has assisted a goal in three successive Premier League appearances at St Mary's Stadium (six assists in total).

Southampton scored 5+ goals in a Premier League game for the first time since their famous 6-3 win over Manchester United in October 1996.

Tadic has been involved in 65 goals (29 goals, 36 assists) in 74 league appearances (Dutch Eredivisie and Premier League combined) since the start of 2012-13.

Tadic became the first player to get four assists in a single Premier League appearance since Santi Cazorla (4) versus Wigan for Arsenal in May 2013.

Tadic was the sixth player to assist four Premier League goals in a game (after Bergkamp, Reyes, Fabregas, Adebayor and Cazorla).

Southampton have only conceded five league goals all season, three fewer than any other side in the top four tiers of English football.

Southampton's 8-0 win was their biggest margin of victory in a league match since December 1921 (8-0 versus Northampton Town).

Sunderland suffered their biggest defeat in league football since a 8-0 defeat at Watford in September 1982.

QPR 2 v Liverpool 3

Harry Redknapp has won just five of his 33 Premier League games in charge of QPR (D10 L18).

Under Redknapp, QPR have lost seven and won none (D2) of their nine PL games on a Sunday, losing each of their last six.

Liverpool have gone 48 Premier League games without a goalless draw, the longest current run of any side.

Richard Dunne has now scored 10 own goals in the Premier League, making him the first to reach double figures.

Leroy Fer has struck the woodwork three times so far this season, the most in the Premier League.

QPR have yet to score in the opening 30 minutes this season, a joint Premier-League-low with Newcastle United.

Liverpool have kept just one clean sheet in their last 14 Premier League matches.

Five of QPR's six Premier League goals have come via set pieces this season.

Mario Balotelli has scored just one goal in his last 22 Premier League appearances, despite attempting 73 shots (inc. blocked) in these games.

This is the first time in Premier League history that Liverpool have benefited from two own goals in the same game.

Stoke City 2 Swansea City 1

Stoke City have won seven of their last 10 Premier League matches at the Britannia Stadium (L3).

There were as many goals scored on Sunday (3) as there were in the previous three PL games at the Britannia this season.

Swansea City have won only one of their last 13 Premier League games played on a Sunday (L8 D4).

The Swans are winless in five Premier League games (L3 D2), this after winning their previous four in a row.

No player has conceded more penalties since the start of the 2008/09 season than Ryan Shawcross (7).

Both of Charlie Adam's goals from the penalty spot for Stoke City have come against Swansea City.

The Swans have kept just one clean sheet in their last 20 away Premier League games.

Wilfried Bony has scored three goals against Stoke City, against no other PL side has he bagged more.

Oussama Assaidi provided his first Premier League assist in 27 appearances for Stoke and Liverpool combined.

West Bromwich Albion 2 Manchester United 2

Manchester United have kept only two clean sheets in nine competitive games under Louis Van Gaal - these came against two newly promoted sides (Burnley and QPR).

Stephane Sessegnon scored only his fourth goal in 19 Premier League appearances in 2014 - three of which have come at the Hawthorns.

Marouane Fellaini's goal came just two minutes and 35 seconds after coming on for Manchester United at half-time; the second fastest goal by a sub in the Premier League this season.

Fellaini's goal was his first in 24 competitive appearances for Manchester United.

Fellaini failed to score with any of his 18 shots for Manchester United in the whole of 2013-14 (all comps), but he scored with his first in 2014-15.

Angel Di Maria has assisted a goal in four of his last five Premier League appearances for Man Utd.

Overall, Di Maria has been involved in seven goals in six Premier League appearances for the club (three goals, four assists).

Saido Berahino has scored seven goals in 10 competitive apps for WBA this season, with six of these coming at the Hawthorns.

Berahino is the top scoring English player in the Premier League this season (six goals).

Manchester United have not won any of the 11 Premier League games that they have been losing at half-time in 2014 (L8 D3).

West Brom have not won any of their last 11 home league meetings with Manchester United (L9 D2).


Headlines for Swansea City this week

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  • Rumours in the Press: Koeman keen on Kuyt


  • Southampton boss Ronald Koeman wants to sign Dirk Kuyt, while Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has told Lukas Podolski he is not leaving the club.

  • Regional Rumours in the Press: Reid Hammer blow


  • Arsenal & Liverpool have suffered a blow in the race for Winston Reid, Manolo Gabbiadini may join Spurs & Nottingham Forest want Jack Grealish.

  • Rumours in the Press: Arsenal target £10m Moore


  • Arsenal and Man City are chasing Leicester's £10m defender Liam Moore, Man United could sign Fredy Guarin, and Schalke want Fernando Torres.

  • Aguero puts Balotelli woes into focus


  • Sergio Aguero's scoring record, Mario Balotelli's continuing bad form and Man Utd's leaky defence feature in our review of the weekend stats.

  • Premier League: Swansea manager Garry Monk has written to refs' chief Mike Riley


  • The Premier League has confirmed that referees chief Mike Riley will speak to Garry Monk about the Swansea manager’s concerns over officiating standards.

  • Premier League: Rangel adamant over penalty decision at Stoke


  • Swansea defender Angel Rangel is adamant his challenge on Victor Moses in Sunday’s 2-1 defeat at Stoke did not warrant a penalty.

  • Monday Moan: Only one pen wrong at Brit


  • Mark Holmes says only one of the two penalties at Stoke was incorrectly awarded - and blasts Liverpool's shambolic defensive display at QPR.

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