Premier League in numbers: Week 24

Sports Mole reviews the 24th round of Premier League encounters with a selection of facts and figures.

Newcastle United 0-3 Sunderland

Adam Johnson continued his recent positive form for Sunderland, taking his goals tally to six in eight Premier League fixtures in 2014.

Also, it was the England winger's 200th top-flight appearance, having also turned out for Middlesbrough and Manchester City.

As for Newcastle, they have lost three successive matches at St James' Park without scoring a goal.

Sunderland's English midfielder Adam Johnson celebrates after scoring his team's second goal during the English Premier League football match between Newcastle United and Sunderland at St James' Park in Newcastle upon Tyne on February 1, 2014© Getty Images


West Ham 2-0 Swansea

Of the last 11 assists that Andy Carroll has laid on, six of them have been for Kevin Nolan.

It was also Carroll's first red card in the Premier League in what was his 113th outing.

Meanwhile, Michael Laudrup's Swansea failed to force a save form West Ham goalkeeper Adrian from any of their 20 shots.

Kevin Nolan of West Ham United celebrates with James Collins as he scores their first goal during the Barclays Premier League match between West Ham United and Swansea City at Boleyn Ground on February 1, 2014© Getty Images


Cardiff City 2-1 Norwich City

Cardiff City's veteran attacker Craig Bellamy's goal means that he is the first player to have scored for seven different Premier League clubs.

He has also found the net for Coventry City, Newcastle United, Blackburn Rovers, West Ham United, Manchester City and Liverpool.

Norwich have not won away from home since December 7.

Craig Bellamy of Cardiff City celebrates as he scores their first goal during the Barclays Premier League match against Norwich City on February 1, 2014


Everton 2-1 Aston Villa

The Toffees have lost just won of their last 21 encounters at Goodison Park, winning 15 and drawing five.

The victory over Villa was also their 300th as a Premier League outfit.

Villa are without a win from their trips to the blue half of Merseyside since December 2008.

Steven Naismith of Everton celebrates after scoring the first goal during the Barclays Premier League match against Aston Villa on February 1, 2014© Getty Images


Fulham 0-3 Southampton

West Londoners Fulham slumped to the bottom of the Premier League table for the first time in their history following this defeat.

They have also gone nine encounters without keeping a clean sheet.

One of Southampton's scorers, Rickie Lambert, found the net for the 100th time in the league for the Saints.

Adam Lallana (R) of Southampton celebrates with team-mate Jay Rodriguez of Southampton after scoring the opening goal during the Barclays Premier League match against Fulham on February 1, 2014© Getty Images


Hull City 1-1 Tottenham Hotspur

Tim Sherwood has now been in charge of Spurs for eight matches, and they have scored at least one goal in each of those clashes.

Talking of goals, Paulinho now has three for Tottenham, all of which have been scored away from White Hart Lane.

As for Steve Bruce's Tigers, they have not won since December 28, a run that dates back five games.

Paulinho of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates scoring a goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Hull City and Tottenham Hotspur at KC Stadium on February 1, 2014 © Getty Images


Stoke City 2-1 Manchester United

David Moyes's United have now lost eight of their 24 league matches, something that the club had not done since the 1989-90 campaign.

On a slightly lighter note, Robin van Persie has scored in eight successive appearances against Stoke.

The Potters had not beaten United in a league fixture since December 1984.

Charlie Adam of Stoke City celebrates scoring the opening goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Stoke City and Manchester United at Britannia Stadium on February 1, 2014© Getty Images


West Bromwich Albion 1-1 Liverpool

The Reds have found keeping clean sheets difficult away from home, having not done so in their last 11 attempts.

Meanwhile, up the other end, Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge hit his 13th Premier League goal of the season.

The hosting Baggies have drawn 11 matches this term, which is more than any of their top-flight rivals.

West Bromwich Albion's Nigerian forward Victor Anichebe celebrates after scoring the equalising goal during the English Premier League football match between West Bromwich Albion and Liverpool at The Hawthorns in West Bromwich, central England, on Februar© Getty Images


Arsenal 2-0 Crystal Palace

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has scored five goals for the Gunners, all of which have come at the Emirates Stadium.

His goals ensured that Arsenal continued their recent positive record at home, winning 15 and losing one of their last 21 fixtures in front of their own supporters.

Palace, meanwhile, have scored just five goals away from Selhurst Park.

Arsenal's English midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain celebrates after scoring his second goal during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Crystal Palace at the Emirates Stadium in London on February 2, 2014© Getty Images


Manchester City 0-1 Chelsea

The Citizens had scored in every one of their last 61 home matches, but they have fallen five short of Man United's record.

They also had a 100% winning record from their previous 11 Premier League encounters at the Etihad Stadium.

Chelsea have not conceded an away goal since their trip to Stoke City on December 7.

Chelsea's Branislav Ivanovic celebrates after scoring the opening goal against Manchester City during their Premier League match on February 3, 2014© Getty Images


Arsenal's English midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain celebrates after scoring a goal during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Crystal Palace at the Emirates Stadium in London on February 2, 2014
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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City98103242825
2Manchester UnitedMan Utd96212241820
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs96211961320
4Chelsea95131710716
5Arsenal95131712516
6Watford94321517-215
7Newcastle UnitedNewcastle9423108214
8Burnley934289-113
9Liverpool93421416-213
10Southampton933389-112
11Huddersfield TownHuddersfield9333710-312
12Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton9324910-111
13West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom9243710-310
14Leicester CityLeicester92341214-29
15Swansea CitySwansea9225610-48
16West Ham UnitedWest Ham9225817-98
17Stoke CityStoke92251020-108
18Everton9225718-118
19Bournemouth9216613-77
20Crystal Palace9108219-173