Premier League in numbers: Week 31

Sports Mole looks back on the 31st weekend of Premier League action with a selection of facts and figures.

Chelsea 6-0 Arsenal

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has now gone 76 Premier League matches without defeat at Stamford Bridge.

What's more, the Portuguese coach remains unbeaten from his encounters with Arsene Wenger, winning six and drawing five.

Staying with Wenger, who took charge of Arsenal for the 1000th time, this was his joint-heaviest defeat in terms of margin since he arrived in England in 1996.

Andre Schurrle of Chelsea celebrates scoring with teammates against Arsenal on March 22, 2014© Getty Images


Cardiff City 3-6 Liverpool

The hat-trick that Luis Suarez scored took his goals tally to 28 from 25 appearances.

Also among the goals was Martin Skrtel, who has now scored six this season, making him the joint-leading goalscoring defender along with Seamus Coleman.

Meanwhile, the Bluebirds have won just five of their 16 matches at the Cardiff City Stadium.

Luis Suarez of Liverpool scores a goal to level the scores at 1-1 during the Barclays Premier League match against Cardiff City on March 22, 2014© Getty Images


Everton 3-2 Swansea City

Leighton Baines has taken 12 Premier League penalties for Everton and scored all of them.

The left-back's goal helped the Toffees in their way to victory, having lost just one of their last 24 fixtures at Goodison Park and winning 18 of them.

As for the visiting Swans, they have managed to win just two of their previous 16 outings.

Leighton Baines of Everton scores from the penalty spot during the Barclays Premier League match between Everton and Swansea City at Goodison Park on March 22, 2014© Getty Images


Hull City 2-0 West Bromwich Albion

West Brom had not lost any of the previous seven meetings between the two clubs prior to this clash at the KC Stadium.

Among the goals for Hull was Liam Rosenior, who found the net for the first time since 2009.

Shane Long also scored on what was his first appearance against the Baggies since he left them for Hull in January.

Liam Rosenior of Hull City celebrates scoring the first goal during the Barclays Premier League match against West Bromwich Albion© Getty Images


Manchester City 5-0 Fulham

Yaya Toure's hat-trick was the eighth that has been scored in the Premier League this season.

Both of the penalties that he scored were conceded by Fulham defender Fernando Amorebieta, who became the first player to give away two penalties in one match since 2010.

Basement side Fulham have now let in 70 goals from 31 matches.

Yaya Toure of Manchester City celebrates scoring their second goal with Fernandinho of Manchester City during the Barclays Premier League match against Fulham on March 22, 2014© Getty Images


Newcastle United 1-0 Crystal Palace

Five of Papiss Cisse's last 11 goals for Newcastle have been scored in the 90th minute or later.

This latest defeat means that Palace have lost 11 of their 15 away matches, scoring 11 goals in the process.

Tony Pulis's team attempted just one shot on target at St James' Park.

Newcastle United's Senegalese striker Papis Cisse scores a final minute winner during the English Premier League football match against Crystal Palace on March 22, 2014© Getty Images


Norwich City 2-0 Sunderland

Alexander Tettey's volley from distance was his first ever goal in the Premier League in what was his 43rd outing for the Canaries.

Norwich have now gone six home matches without defeat, winning three of those.

As for Sunderland, Marcos Alonso became the seventh Sunderland player to be sent off this season.

Robert Snodgrass of Norwich City celebrates scoring the opening goal as a dejected John O'Shea of Sunderland reacts during the Barclays Premier League match on March 22, 2014© Getty Images


West Ham United 0-2 Manchester United

Wayne Rooney's brace of goals took his tally for United to 212 - making him the club's third highest goalscorer of all time.

It also meant that he has scored 10 Premier League goals against the Hammers.

Staying with West Ham, they have lost three consecutive games for the first time under Sam Allardyce's management.

Wayne Rooney of Manchester United is congratulated by teammate Marouane Fellaini of Manchester United after scoring the opening goal against West Ham United on March 22, 2014© Getty Images


Tottenham Hotspur 3-2 Southampton

Having trailed 2-0, Spurs claimed points for the first time from a losing position at home this season.

Their match-winner, Gylfi Sigurdsson, scored his first goal in the Premier League since September.

The last five meetings between these clubs have ended with one-goal winning margins.

Tottenham Hotspur's Danish midfielder Christian Eriksen (L) scores his team's second goal during the English Premier League football match against Southampton on March 23, 2014© Getty Images


Aston Villa 1-4 Stoke City

All four of Stoke's goals involved Peter Crouch, who scored two and assisted the others.

Also, the Potters had just five shots on target over the course of the 90 minutes.

Villa's poor form at home continued, with Paul Lambert's side now having lost nine of their 16 matches at Villa Park.

Peter Crouch (C) of Stoke celebrates with teammates after scoring his team's second goal during the Barclays Premier League match against Aston Villa on March 23, 2014© Getty Images


Wayne Rooney of Manchester United scores the opening goal with a long range shot during the Barclays Premier League match between West Ham United and Manchester United at Boleyn Ground on March 22, 2014
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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City24212170185265
2Manchester UnitedMan Utd24165349163353
3Chelsea24155445162950
4Liverpool24138354292547
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs24136547222545
6Arsenal24126645311442
7Leicester CityLeicester249783632434
8Burnley249781921-234
9Everton2477102639-1328
10Watford2475123344-1126
11West Ham UnitedWest Ham2468103042-1226
12Bournemouth2467112536-1125
13Crystal Palace2467112237-1525
14Huddersfield TownHuddersfield2466121941-2224
15Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2465132234-1223
16Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2458111733-1623
17Stoke CityStoke2465132550-2523
18Southampton24410102435-1122
19West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom24311101931-1220
20Swansea CitySwansea2455141535-2020
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