Premier League in numbers: Week 4

Sports Mole looks back on the most recent round of Premier League fixtures with a selection of statistics from each encounter.

Arsenal 2-2 Manchester City

Arsenal's English midfielder Jack Wilshere celebrates scoring an equalising goal bringing the score to 1-1 with teammate English striker Danny Welbeck during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Manchester City at the Emirates Sta© Getty Images

Jack Wilshere's equaliser for Arsenal was only the second Premier League goal that the England midfielder has scored at the Emirates Stadium.

Meanwhile, up the other end, Man City centre-back Martin Demichelis's goal meant that Arsenal have conceded a headed goal in each of their first four outings of the new season.

Champions City kept up their record of having lost just one of the 44 games that Sergio Aguero has scored in


Chelsea 4-2 Swansea City

Diego Costa of Chelsea celebrates alongside Branislav Ivanovic as he scores their second goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Swansea City at Stamford Bridge on September 13, 2014© Getty Images

Diego Costa's hat-trick took his tally for the season to seven goals in just four appearances. It took Fernando Torres 43 matches to reach that number of goals for the Blues.

The striker became the fourth Spaniard to hit three goals in one Premier League game after Torres, Jordi Gomez and Santi Cazorla had previously achieved that feat.

The Swans have not beaten Chelsea in a league encounter since 1981.


Crystal Palace 0-0 Burnley

Lukas Jutkiewicz of Burnley is challenged by Scott Dann of Crystal Palace during the Barclays Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Burnley at Selhurst Park on September 13, 2014© Getty Images

In nine attempts, Palace are still seeking a first Premier League victory in the month of September, having drawn four and lost five matches.

The shutout meant that Burnley have kept a clean sheet away from home in the Premier League for the first time in their history.

However, they are without a victory at Selhurst Park from their last 10 meetings with the Eagles.


Southampton 4-0 Newcastle United

Jack Cork of Southampton celebrates as he scores their third goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Southampton and Newcastle United at St Mary's Stadium on September 13, 2014© Getty Images

Graziano Pelle's brace of goals took his tally for Southampton to four, but those were the first that he had scored at the St Mary's Stadium.

One of Southampton's other goalscorers - Jack Cork - found the net for the first time ever in the Premier League.

As for visiting Newcastle, they have collected just five points from the last 36 on offer.


Stoke City 0-1 Leicester City

Leonardo Ulloa of Leicester City celebrates scoring the first goal with David Nugent and Jeffrey Schlupp of Leicester City during the Barclays Premier League match between Stoke City and Leicester City at Britannia Stadium on September 13, 2014© Getty Images

The clean sheet was Leicester's first of the campaign and it also ended a run of 12 Premier League matches without conceding a goal.

In terms of scoring goals, summer signing Leonardo Ulloa scored his third for Leicester in four outings.

Stoke have failed to score in either of their home matches this season, having lost both 1-0.


Sunderland 2-2 Tottenham Hotspur

Tottenham Hotspur's Danish midfielder Christian Eriksen celebrates scoring their second goal during the English Premier League football match between Sunderland and Tottenham Hotspur at the Stadium of Light in Sunderland on September 13, 2014© Getty Images

Sunderland's poor home form continued with the visit of Spurs. The Black Cats have now won only three of their last 15 matches at the Stadium of Light.

Adam Johnson's goal for the Black Cats was his first in the Premier League since the end of March.

As for Spurs, Christian Eriksen has made two appearances against Sunderland and has scored in both of them.


West Bromwich Albion 0-2 Everton

Romelu Lukaku of Everton celebrates scoring the opening goal with team mates during the Barclays Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Everton at The Hawthorns on September 13, 2014© Getty Images

Romelu Lukaku's previous 32 Premier League goals had been scored while on loan. This was his first scored for a club that owns him outright.

His teammate, Steven Naismith, failed to score in the Premier League for the first time this season.

West Brom, meanwhile, have only won one of their last 11 fixtures in front of their own supporters.


Liverpool 0-1 Aston Villa

Gabriel Agbonlahor of Aston Villa celebrates scoring the opening goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and Aston Villa at Anfield on September 13, 2014© Getty Images

Villa are now unbeaten from their last four trips to Anfield, while their manager Paul Lambert has also never tasted defeated away at the red half of Merseyside with either Norwich City or his current club.

The goalscorer, Gabriel Agbonlahor, has been involved in four goals in as many appearances against Liverpool.

The two sides could only muster up two shots on target between them - one each.


Manchester United 4-0 Queens Park Rangers

Manchester United's Spanish midfielder Ander Herrera celebrates scoring their second goal during the English Premier League football match between Manchester United and Queens Park Rangers at Old Trafford in Manchester, north west England on September 14,© Getty Images

Man United's Ander Herrera became the 50th Spaniard to score in the Premier League, while Angel di Maria is the 31st Argentine to have found the net in England's top flight.

Another goalscorer - Wayne Rooney - has now fired in 175 Premier League goals, which takes him level with Thierry Henry in joint third.

Visiting QPR are still searching for their first clean sheet at Old Trafford since 1992 when they recorded a 0-0 draw.


Hull City 2-2 West Ham United

Mohamed Diame of Hull City celebrates with Andrew Robertson and Nikica Jelevic as he scores their second goal during Barclays Premier League match between Hull City and West Ham United at KC Stadium on September 15, 2014© Getty Images

Mohamed Diame, who left West Ham for Hull last month, scored with his first ever shot on target for his new club.

Meanwhile, four of West Ham's five goals this season have been scored from outside of the penalty area.

The draw was the first that the away side had played out in 18 Premier League encounters.


Diego Costa of Chelsea celebrates alongside Branislav Ivanovic as he scores their second goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Swansea City at Stamford Bridge on September 13, 2014
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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City54101621413
2Manchester UnitedMan Utd54101621413
3Chelsea531185310
4Newcastle UnitedNewcastle53026429
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs52217348
6Huddersfield TownHuddersfield52215328
7Burnley52216518
8Liverpool52219908
9Southampton52214408
10West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom52214408
11Watford522179-28
12Arsenal521278-17
13Stoke CityStoke512256-15
14Swansea CitySwansea512225-35
15Leicester CityLeicester511379-24
16Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton511347-34
17West Ham UnitedWest Ham5113410-64
18Everton5113210-84
19Bournemouth510439-63
20Crystal Palace500508-80
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