Premier League in numbers: Week 3

Sports Mole looks back over the third round of Premier League matches with a selection of facts and figures.

Burnley 0-0 Manchester United

Angel di Maria of Manchester United runs with the ball during the Barclays Premier League match between Burnley and Manchester United at Turf Moor on August 30, 2014© Getty Images

Prior to this encounter, Burnley had gone 29 Premier League matches without having kept a clean sheet.

What's more, the Clarets have never previously drawn a Premier League fixture 0-0 - this was their 41st outing.

As for visiting United, Louis van Gaal is still searching for his first competitive victory in charge of the Red Devils.


Manchester City 0-1 Stoke City

Mame Biram Diouf of Stoke City celebrates scoring the opening goal with team mates during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester City and Stoke City at Etihad Stadium on August 30, 2014 © Getty Images

The defeat was only the second that Man City manager Manuel Pellegrini has suffered in the Premier League at the Etihad Stadium.

It was also only the second time in 71 home encounters that City had failed to find the net.

Before this fixture, Stoke had played 12 Premier League matches in Manchester against City and United and had lost all of them.


Newcastle United 3-3 Crystal Palace

Dwight Gayle of Crystal Palace scores the opening goal past Tim Krul of Newcastle United during the Barclays Premier League match between Newcastle United and Crystal Palace at St James' Park on August 30, 2014© Getty Images

Dwight Gayle's goal for Crystal Palace after 29 seconds was the quickest that has been scored in the Premier League this season.

Meanwhile, up the other end, Palace have conceded two or more goals in their last six matches.

After Patrick Kluivert and Vurnon Anita, Daryl Janmaat is the third Dutchman to have scored in the Premier League for Newcastle.


Queens Park Rangers 1-0 Sunderland

Charlie Austin of Queens Park Rangers celebrates scoring the opening goal for Queens Park Rangers during the Barclays Premier League match between Queens Park Rangers and Sunderland at Loftus Road on August 30, 2014© Getty Images

Charlie Austin's goal was the first scored by QPR in the Premier League this season.

His goal meant that visiting Sunderland have kept just one clean sheet in their previous 13 away encounters.

The Black Cats have now lost their last two matches against the R's. Prior to that, they had not been beaten by the West Londoners since 1991.


Swansea City 3-0 West Bromwich Albion

Swansea player Nathan Dyer celebrates after opening the scoring during the Barclays Premier League match between Swansea City and West Bromwich Albion at Liberty Stadium on August 30, 2014 © Getty Images

Swansea winger Wayne Routledge has scored his last eight goals for the club at the Liberty Stadium.

Meanwhile, Routledge's teammate Nathan Dyer found the net twice in a game for the first time since the opening day of the 2012-13 season.

Talking of goals - they have been hard to come by on the road for West Bromwich Albion, who have failed to find the net in their last four away matches.


West Ham United 1-3 Southampton

Morgan Schneiderlin of Southampton celebrates scoring the equalising goal during the Barclays Premier League match between West Ham United and Southampton at Boleyn Ground on August 30, 2014© Getty Images

Mark Noble has now scored at least one goal in the last eight campaigns that West Ham have played in the Premier League.

However, the defeat means that West Ham have lost their first two home matches of the new term.

Two of Southampton's goals were scored by Morgan Schneiderlin, which is the same tally that the French midfielder managed during the whole of last season.


Everton 3-6 Chelsea

Diego Costa of Chelsea celebrates scoring his team's sixth goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Everton and Chelsea at Goodison Park on August 30, 2014© Getty Images

Diego Costa is the first Chelsea player to score in the season's opening three matches since Adrian Mutu in 2003.

Up the other end, former Chelsea striker Samuel Eto'o scored his first goal for Everton and his 10th in the Premier League. However, it was his first away from Stamford Bridge.

His teammate Steven Naismith, meanwhile, has scored in all three of Everton's Premier League matches this season.


Aston Villa 2-1 Hull City

Hull City goalkeeper Allan McGregor looks on as Aston Villa scorer Gabriel Agbonlahor celebrates during the Barclays Premier League match on August 31, 2014© Getty Images

Hull may have lost, but they have now scored in their five Premier League away matches.

As for Villa, Austrian winger Andreas Weimann has scored three times in his last two outings against the Tigers.

He has also been involved in all three of Villa's goal this season - two goals and an assist.


Tottenham Hotspur 0-3 Liverpool

Liverpool's English midfielder Steven Gerrard (R) celebrates scoring a penalty against Tottenham on August 31, 2014© Getty Images

Liverpool have now won their last three matches against Tottenham, with an aggregate score of 12-0.

The defeat was the first that Mauricio Pochettino had suffered since taking charge of the North Londoners in the summer.

Over the course of the 90 minutes, the hosts recorded just one shot on target.


Leicester City 1-1 Arsenal

Leonardo Ulloa (R) of Leicester City celebrates scoring his team's opening goal with team mates during the Barclays Premier League match against Arsenal on August 2014, 2014© Getty Images

Excluding own goals, Alexis Sanchez became the 100th player to score a Premier League goal for Arsenal.

However, the draw means that Arsene Wenger's side have won only three of their previous 10 away fixtures.

As for the Foxes, they have not got the better of Arsenal since a 2-1 victory at Filbert Street in 1994.


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Liverpool's English midfielder Raheem Sterling celebrates scoring the opening goal during the English Premier League football match between Liverpool and Southampton at Anfield stadium in Liverpool, northwest England, on August 17, 2014
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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City27233179205972
2Manchester UnitedMan Utd27175551193256
3Liverpool27159361313054
4Chelsea27165649232653
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs27157552242852
6Arsenal27136851361545
7Burnley279992124-336
8Leicester CityLeicester2798103940-135
9Everton2797113246-1434
10Bournemouth2787123141-1031
11Watford2786133747-1030
12West Ham UnitedWest Ham2779113446-1230
13Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2777132536-1128
14Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton27610112236-1428
15Crystal Palace2769122542-1727
16Swansea CitySwansea2776142037-1727
17Huddersfield TownHuddersfield2776142347-2427
18Southampton27511112840-1226
19Stoke CityStoke2767142753-2625
20West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom27311132140-1920
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