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Bony and Di Maria are 2014 stat leaders

We look back at the weekend's statistics, including details of Wilfried Bony and Angel Di Maria's Premier League and European records for 2014.

Chelsea continued their seemingly relentless march towards the Premier League title with another routine, this time over West Brom, over the weekend...but Manchester City at least ensured the gap was not stretched as they beat Swansea, while Villa held Southampton at Villa Park.

Manchester United are up to fourth after winning at Arsenal, while Burnley are off the bottom after making it back-to-back victories with a 2-1 success at Stoke City.

We take a look at the key Opta statistics from the 12th round of fixtures.

Chelsea 2 West Bromwich Albion 0

Chelsea are unbeaten in their last 15 Premier League matches (W12 D3 L0).

Cesc Fabregas has reached 10 assists in just 12 PL games this season, faster than any other player in a single PL campaign.

Diego Costa has scored 11 goals in 10 Premier League matches this season.

Eden Hazard's last nine Premier League goals have all been scored at Stamford Bridge.

Only one team has ever had more points after 12 games of a Premier League season than Chelsea currently have (Man City 2011-12 with 34 points).

West Brom have won just three of their last 15 Premier League games (W3 D4 L8).

The Baggies have yet to win away at Chelsea in the Premier League, losing eight (D1).

Everton 2 West Ham United 1

Romelu Lukaku has found the back of the net in each of his last three Premier League games West Ham United.

Mauro Zarate has scored in both of his Premier League clashes with Everton, with his previous goal against the Toffees coming back in April 2008 for Birmingham City (that game ended 1-1).

West Ham have now shipped 1000 Premier League goals.

Leon Osman has scored two in his last three games (all competitions) for Everton after failing to find the back of the net in his previous 17 appearances for the Toffees.

This was Everton's 200th home win in the Premier League.

The Merseysiders are unbeaten in their last 13 Premier League games against West Ham United (W9 D4 L0).

Leicester City 0 Sunderland 0

Sunderland have won just two of their last 13 Premier League matches (W2 D7 L4).

The Black Cats have never won away at Leicester in the Premier League losing three and drawing two of their five visits.

The Foxes 0-0 with Sunderland ended a run of 55 league games without a goalless draw. Only Fulham (68) were on a longer run in the top four tiers.

Leicester City have won none of their last seven Premier League matches (W0 D2 L5), failing to score in six of those games.

Gus Poyet's charges have failed to score in five of their last eight Premier League games.

The Black Cats have won four and lost none of the last six league meetings with Leicester City.

Manchester City 2 Swansea City 1

Wilfried Bony has netted three goals in his two Premier League meetings with Manchester City.

Courtesy of his 17 goals, Bony is the top scorer in the Premier League in 2014.

Man City have kept just one clean sheet in their last six home league games.

Eight of Stevan Jovetic's nine goals for Manchester City in all competitions have come at the Etihad.

The Citizens have scored in 12 of their last 13 Premier League games at the Etihad.

Yaya Toure has scored in each of his last two Premier League games against Swansea.

Swansea have thrown away a league-high 11 points from leading positions this season.

Manchester City have won five and lost just one of the seven Premier League meetings with Swansea City.

Newcastle United 1 Queens Park Rangers 0

Newcastle United have won five consecutive Premier League games for the first time since April 2012.

Newcastle United have won their last seven Premier League games in November.

The Magpies have won six and lost none of the last seven Premier League meetings with QPR.

QPR have the worst away record in the Premier League with no points, just two goals scored and 15 conceded in six games.

QPR have picked up just one point from their last 11 PL games on the road (D1 L10).

Moussa Sissoko scored his first Premier League goal in 19 games.

Alan Pardew's side have scored the highest proportion of second-half goals of any team in the Premier League this season (79%).

Newcastle United have scored fewer first half goals than any other PL side this season (3).

Ryan Taylor's last Premier League start came against Sunderland in March 2012 - 993 days ago.

Stoke City 0 Burnley 2

Burnley's recorded their first away win in the Premier League since April 2010 v Hull, ending a run of seven without a victory.

Burnley have won six and lost just two of their last 10 away matches against Stoke City.

The Clarets have won back to back Premier League games for the first time since August 2009.

Jonathan Walters is Stoke's leading scorer in Premier League history with 29 goals, two more than any other player.

After failing to score in his first five PL games, Danny Ings has bagged three in his last four.

Stoke have gone six games without a PL clean sheet.

Burnley have conceded more headed goals than any other team in the Premier League this season (9).

Arsenal 1 Manchester United 2

Wayne Rooney has scored more goals against Arsenal than any other player in Premier League history (11).

This is Arsenal's worst start to a Premier League campaign after 12 games (17 points), beating their previous worst in 1994-95 (18 points)

Manchester United have lost just one of their last 15 matches against Arsenal in all competitions (W11 D3 L1).

Angel Di Maria has now recorded 20 league assists in 2014, more than any other player in the top five European leagues.

Olivier Giroud has scored four in his last five Premier League games at the Emirates.

Arsenal have lost their first home games in 24 Premier League matches, the longest run since 2008 when they went 25 without defeat.

This was Louis Van Gaal's first away league win as Manchester United boss (D3 L2).

Crystal Palace 3 Liverpool 1

Dwight Gayle became the first Crystal Palace player to score four Premier League goals against a single opponent.

Four of Gayle's nine Premier League goals have come against Liverpool. He has hit three of his four home PL goals against the Reds.

Adam Lallana provided his first Premier League assist for Liverpool, for a player he has now laid on five PL goals for (Rickie Lambert).

Liverpool have only had fewer points at this stage of a Premier League campaign on one occasion,1992-93, when they had 13.

Mile Jedinak played 34 Premier League games without scoring; he has five goals in his last 15 appearances.

Liverpool have failed to win in four Premier League games (single PL campaign) for the first time since September 2012 (five matches without a win) - that winless run was in Brendan Rogers' first five games as manager.

Palace scored more than one goal in a game against Liverpool once in their first nine Premier League games against the Reds - they have hit three in both of the two most recent meetings.

Liverpool have conceded 21 goals in their last 10 Premier League away matches, keeping just one clean sheet in that run.

Hull City 1 Tottenham Hotspur 2

Hull have received five red cards in the Premier League in 2014 - only Tottenham (six) have received more.

Hull have scored exactly one goal in five of their seven Premier League games against Spurs.

Spurs have won their last two Premier League away games 2-1 after trailing to a team that was reduced to 10 men when ahead (also Aston Villa).

Tottenham's last four Premier League games have ended in a 2-1 scoreline (won two, lost two); none of their preceding 26 matches finished with this score.

Hull lost a Premier League game when leading at half-time for the first time - they had won 12 and drawn 12 before this 2-1 reverse.

Spurs had 14 shots at goal in this game, the most they have managed in a Premier League match this season.

Tottenham's 73.3% share of possession in this match was their highest in a Premier league game this term, the fifth highest of any team.

Aston Villa 1 Southampton 1

Five of the six goals Villa have scored in the Premier League this term have been netted in the first half and they have not netted after the 50th minute at all.

Gabriel Agbonlahor's goal ended a run of 439 minutes without conceding in the PL for Southampton.

Nathaniel Clyne has scored two goals in 12 PL apps this season, after managing only one in 59 PL apps before 2014-15.

Eleven of Darren Bent's last 12 Premier League appearances for Villa have come as a substitute.

Southampton's first shot of the second half came in the 67th minute.

Villa only hit one shot on target in this game (but scored with it). They have managed only 24 all season.

Villa have conceded two goals both scored & assisted by full-backs in the Premier League this season (Baines for Coleman vs Everton and Bertrand for Clyne tonight).

Only two players have scored for Villa all season in the Premier League (Weimann & Agbonlahor).

Graziano Pellè managed only one shot for Southampton.

This game saw Villa's lowest home attendance (25,311) in the Premier League since December 1999.


Headlines for Swansea City this week

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  • Bony and Di Maria are 2014 stat leaders


  • We look back at the weekend's statistics, including details of Wilfried Bony and Angel Di Maria's Premier League and European records for 2014.

  • Regional Rumours in the Press: Burn cools move talk


  • Fulham starlet Dan Burn has cooled talk of a January move to West Ham and keeper Petr Cech could stay put at Chelsea until the summer.

  • Regional Rumours in the Press: Kramaric to cost £8m


  • Chelsea will have to pay £8millon to land Rijeka striker Andrej Kramaric, while Erik Lamela is being linked with an Italy return with Roma.

  • Rumours in the Press: PSG to make Di Maria swoop


  • PSG remain keen on Angel Di Maria, Ilkay Gundogan wants to move to the Premier League, while Real Madrid are chasing a Liverpool prospect.

  • Rumours in the Press: Klopp to mop up Kop mess


  • Liverpool have lined up Jurgen Klopp to replace under-fire boss Brendan Rodgers, while Man United will swap Ander Herrera for Xherdan Shaqiri.

  • Rumours in the Press: Liverpool target Redmond


  • Liverpool want to sign £10m-rated Norwich winger Nathan Redmond and Chelsea are lining up a move for Everton right-back Seamus Coleman.

  • Premier League: Yaya Toure inspires Manchester City to comeback win over Swansea


  • Manchester City came from behind to grab only their second win in seven games thanks to Yaya Toure’s second-half winner.

  • Premier League: Monk praises Swansea for going close in loss to Manchester City


  • Garry Monk has praised his Swansea players for a performance against Manchester City which came close to claiming a draw at the Etihad Stadium.

  • Rumours in the Press: Gunners target Moutinho move


  • Arsenal are to make a £30m bid for Joao Moutinho and could make Thierry Henry a coach, while Liverpool want Saido Berahino and Nathaniel Clyne.

  • Transfer news: Michu will not be recalled to Swansea this season, says Garry Monk


  • Swansea boss Garry Monk will not recall striker Michu to the club when Wilfried Bony goes to play in the Africa Cup of Nations.

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