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Premier League 2015-16 in numbers: Week 15

Sports Mole looks back over the 15th round of 2015-16 Premier League encounters with a selection of facts and figures from each of the 10 games.

Stoke City 2-0 Manchester City

Marko Arnautovic (2nd L) of Stoke City celebrates scoring his team's first goal with his team mates during the Barclays Premier League match between Stoke City and Manchester City at Britannia Stadium on December 5, 2015© Getty Images

The Potters have lost only one of their eight Premier League encounters against Man City at the Britannia Stadium.

Nevertheless, this was just the first time that Stoke had scored more than one goal in a Premier League game versus the Citizens.

Man City have now not scored in any of their last three away matches for the first time since April 2009.


Arsenal 3-1 Sunderland

Arsenal's French striker Olivier Giroud (L) celebrates scoring his team's second goal during of the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Sunderland at the Emirates Stadium in London on December 5, 2015© Getty Images

Arsenal's Olivier Giroud is the second player this season after Watford striker Troy Deeney to have scored at both ends in the same Premier League match.

As for Mesut Ozil, he took his assists tally for the campaign to 12.

Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce has now lost eight Premier League games on the bounce against the Gunners.


Manchester United 0-0 West Ham United

Manchester United's French striker Anthony Martial (L) vies with West Ham United's New Zealand defender Winston Reid during the English Premier League football match between Manchester United and West Ham United at Old Trafford in Manchester, north west E© Getty Images

The hosting Red Devils are unbeaten in their last 10 games in all competitions, yet only three of those have ended in victories.

However, they did maintain their positive recent record against West Ham, having lost none of the last 14 Premier League meetings between the two sides (W11 D3).

The travelling Hammers have collected 14 points on the road this season, just two fewer than they managed during the whole of last term.


Southampton 1-1 Aston Villa

Oriol Romeu of Southampton scores his team's first goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Southampton and Aston Villa at St Mary's Stadium on December 5, 2015© Getty Images

Villa collected their first point on the road since the opening day of the 2015-16 campaign.

Manager Remi Garde is still awaiting his first victory in charge of the club, though, having been at the helm for four games.

Of the 18 Premier League goals that Southampton have conceded this season, 11 have been shipped at the St Mary's Stadium.


Swansea City 0-3 Leicester City

Leicester City's Algerian midfielder Riyad Mahrez celebrates after he scored his second goal during the English Premier League football match between Swansea City and Leicester City at The Liberty Stadium in Swansea, south Wales on December 5, 2015© Getty Images

Leicester winger Riyad Mahrez became the first Algerian to ever score a hat-trick in the Premier League.

It was also just the third treble to have been scored in the Premier League by a Leicester player after Ian Marshall and Stan Collymore.

As for struggling Swansea, they have won just one of their last 11 Premier League games.


Watford 2-0 Norwich City

Odion Ighalo of Watford celebrates scoring his team's second goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Watford and Norwich City at Vicarage Road on December 5, 2015© Getty Images

Captain Troy Deeney became the first Watford player to have ever scored in four successive Premier League games.

Meanwhile, his strike partner Odion Ighalo has scored 25 goals in 2015, which is more than any other player in England's top four tiers.

The travelling Canaries have won only one of their previous 10 matches in all competitions.


West Bromwich Albion 1-1 Tottenham Hotspur

James McClean (L) of West Bromwich Albion celebrates scoring his team's first goal with his team mate Chris Brunt (R) during the Barclays Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Tottenham Hotspur at The Hawthorns on December 5, 2015© Getty Images

West Brom winger James McClean scored for the first time in the Premier League since January 2013, when he was a Sunderland player .

The assist for McClean's goal was provided by Darren Fletcher, which was the Scottish midfielder's first since September 2011.

Spurs have extended their unbeaten Premier League run to 14 matches, which is their best form in the top flight since March 1985.


Chelsea 0-1 Bournemouth

Bournemouth's English striker Glenn Murray (2L) celebrates after scoring during the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and Bournemouth at Stamford Bridge in London on December 5, 2015.© Getty Images

Glenn Murray's winner was the 18th Premier League goal that Bournemouth have scored this season, which is one more than Chelsea have managed.

Prior to Murray's goal, Chelsea's net had not been breached in all competitions for 388 minutes.

The Blues have 15 points to their name after 15 games - no side has finished higher in the table than eighth at the end of the campaign from that position.


Newcastle United 2-0 Liverpool

Georginio Wijnaldum of Newcastle United (L) celebrates with Moussa Sissoko as he scores their second goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Newcastle United and Liverpool at St James' Park on December 6, 2015© Getty Images

Match-winner Georginio Wijnaldum has scored seven Premier League goals, all of which have come at St James' Park.

The win was just the second that Newcastle have recorded at home in the Premier League this season.

Liverpool centre-back Martin Skrtel has now scored seven Premier League own goals - only Richard Dunne (10) has converted more.


Everton 1-1 Crystal Palace

Romelu Lukaku of Everton celebrates scoring the equalising goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Everton and Crystal Palace at Goodison Park on December 7, 2015© Getty Images

On what was his 100th appearance in an Everton shirt, Romelu Lukaku scored his 50th goal for the club.

The 22-year-old Belgian has also become the first Everton player to have scored in five successive Premier League games.

Visiting Palace have scored nine goals from set-piece situations this term, which is a division high.


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Romelu Lukaku (2nd L) of Everton celebrates scoring his team's second goal with his team mates during the Barclays Premier League match between Everton and Aston Villa at Goodison Park on November 21, 2015
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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City97202632323
2Liverpool97201631323
3Chelsea96302071321
4Arsenal970222111121
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs9702167921
6Bournemouth95221612417
7Watford95131312116
8Everton94321512315
9Wolverhampton WanderersWolves943298115
10Manchester UnitedMan Utd94231516-114
11Leicester CityLeicester94051515012
12Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton93241013-311
13Burnley92251017-78
14West Ham UnitedWest Ham9216814-67
15Crystal Palace9216511-67
16Southampton9135614-86
17Cardiff CityCardiff9126819-115
18Fulham91261125-145
19Huddersfield TownHuddersfield9036418-143
20Newcastle UnitedNewcastle9027614-82

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