Premier League in numbers: Week 5

Sports Mole reflects on the fifth weekend of Premier League action with a selection of statistics from each encounter.

Queens Park Rangers 2-2 Stoke City

Niko Kranjcar of QPR celebrates scoring with a free kick during the Barclays Premier League match between Queens Park Rangers and Stoke City at Loftus Road on September 20, 2014 © Getty Images

Visiting Stoke extended their unbeaten away run to five matches courtesy of this draw at Loftus Road.

What's more, the Potters also ended in a five-encounter losing sequence in London.

As for QPR, their goalscorer Nico Kranjcar found the net in the Premier League for the first time since February 2012.


Aston Villa 0-3 Arsenal

Arsenal's German midfielder Mesut Ozil shoots to score the opening goal during the English Premier League football match between Aston Villa and Arsenal at Villa Park in Birmingham, central England on September 20, 2014© Getty Images

Danny Welbeck's first goal in an Arsenal shirt was also his fourth in his last three starts against Villa.

Staying with the Gunners, Mesut Ozil scored and assisted a goal in the space of one minute and 20 seconds at Villa Park.

Villa have not beaten the North Londoners in front of their own supporters since December 1998.


Burnley 0-0 Sunderland

Vito Mannone of Sunderland dives to make a save at the feet of George Boyd of Burnley during the Barclays Premier League match between Burnley and Sunderland at Turf Moor on September 20, 2014© Getty Images

No team has scored fewer goals in the Premier League this season after five matches than Burnley, who have found the net just once.

Sean Dyche's side have now drawn their last three matches 0-0. The last Premier League side to do that was Blackburn Rovers in 2009.

The clean sheet was the first that Gus Poyet's Sunderland have kept all season.


Newcastle United 2-2 Hull City

Papiss Cisse of Newcastle United shows his siupport to team mate Jonas Gutierrez after scoring his second goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Newcastle United and Hull City at St James' Park on September 20, 2014© Getty Images

Visiting Hull are now unbeaten from five of their previous six trips to St James' Park in all competitions.

Meanwhile, Newcastle have scored just 19 Premier League home goals in 2014 - less than any other ever-present outfit.

In terms of this fixture, the home side have failed to win any of the last seven meetings.


Swansea City 0-1 Southampton

Southampton player Victor Wanyama celebrates with team mates after scoring the first goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Swansea City and Southampton at Liberty Stadium on September 20, 2014© Getty Images

The visiting Saints extended their unbeaten run of form against Swansea to six matches, having won three of them.

Prior to this encounter, the Swans, along with Chelsea, were the only Premier League side to have won both of their home matches this season.

Garry Monk's team are now without a goal against Southampton in 377 minutes of football against them.


West Ham United 3-1 Liverpool

West Ham United's New Zealand defender Winston Reid celebrates scoring the opening goal as Liverpool's English midfielder Steven Gerrard (L) look son during the English Premier League football match between West Ham United and Liverpool at The Boleyn Grou© Getty Images

Stewart Downing's assist for Morgan Amalfitano's goal was his third of the campaign. During the whole of last season, he laid on just two goals for his West Ham teammates.

The victory was only the home side's second against their Merseyside counterparts in 12 attempts.

Visiting Liverpool have now lost three Premier League games this term - a number they did not reach until December 1 during the 2013-14 campaign.


Leicester City 5-3 Manchester United

Jamie Vardy of Leicester City celebrates after scoring his team's fourth goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Leicester City and Manchester United at The King Power Stadium on September 21, 2014© Getty Images

Before this meeting, Leicester had scored just one goal in their last eight Premier League meetings with United.

The defeat means that Louis van Gaal's side have now gone five away Premier League matches without securing a victory. It's the first time that they have been on such a run since September 2001.

Also, United lost a game in which they had held a two-goal winning margin for the first time since an encounter with Nottingham Forest in 1984.


Tottenham Hotspur 0-1 West Bromwich Albion

West Bromwich Albion's English-born Scottish midfielder James Morrison celebrates scoring a goal during the English Premier League football match between Tottenham Hotspur and West Bromwich Albion at White Hart Lane in London on September 21, 2014© Getty Images

James Morrison became just the second West Brom player to score in the Premier League this season after Saido Berahino.

The victory for the Baggies also ended a run of 13 matches without a win on a Sunday, which dated back to April 2012 when Roy Hodgson was at the helm.

Spurs, meanwhile, lost at White Hart Lane to West Brom for the first time since 1984.


Everton 2-3 Crystal Palace

Yannick Bolasie of Crystal Palace celebrates after scoring his team's third goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Everton and Crystal Palace at Goodison Park on September 21, 2014© Getty Images

Everton have conceded 13 goals in five Premier League matches this term - no team has shipped more.

On the flip side, the 11 goals that Roberto Martinez's team have scored up the other end is only bettered by league leaders Chelsea (16).

One of Palace's goalscorers was Yannick Bolasie, who found the net in the Premier League for the first time ever in 34 appearances.


Manchester City 1-1 Chelsea

Manchester City's English midfielder Frank Lampard acknowledges the crowd after scoring his goal during the English Premier League football match between Manchester City and Chelsea at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester on September 21, 2014© Getty Images

Frank Lampard's goal against his former club Chelsea means that he has now scored against 39 Premier League teams, which is a record.

Up the other end, Andre Schurrle scored his 10th Premier League goal, eight of which have been scored away from home.

There had not been a drawn encounter between these two sides since April 1994.


Jamie Vardy of Leicester City celebrates after scoring his team's fourth goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Leicester City and Manchester United at The King Power Stadium on September 21, 2014
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