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Premier League 2015-16 in numbers: Week 4

Sports Mole looks back on the fourth round of Premier League fixtures by picking out some facts and figures from each of the 10 games.

Newcastle United 0-1 Arsenal

Arsenal's English midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain takes the shot which deflects off Newcastle United's Argentinian defender Fabricio Coloccini (not pictured) for Arsenal's opening goal in the English Premier League football match between Newcastle Unit© Getty Images

The visiting Gunners have won all of their last eight meetings against Newcastle.

What's more, Arsene Wenger's side have not tasted defeat from any of their trips to St James' Park since 2005.

As for the Magpies, they have won only three of their 23 Premier League matches in 2015.


Aston Villa 2-2 Sunderland

Scott Sinclair of Aston Villa celebrates scoring his team's second goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Aston Villa and Sunderland at Villa Park on August 29, 2015© Getty Images

Of their last 13 away matches, Sunderland have triumphed on just one occasion.

As for hosting Villa, they have kept only one clean sheet in their last 11 outings at Villa Park.

Scott Sinclair's brace of goals took his tally for the campaign in all competitions to five in four outings.


Bournemouth 1-1 Leicester City

Jamie Vardy of Leicester City celebrates scoring his team's first goal with his team mate Shinji Okazaki during the Barclays Premier League match between A.F.C. Bournemouth and Leicester City at Vitality Stadium on August 29, 2015© Getty Images

Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson scored his fourth goal of the season, which in turn has made him the Premier League's joint leading goalscorer this term.

As for Leicester's Jamie Vardy, he found the net for the second time in the top flight this season.

His equalising goal helped Leicester to extend their unbeaten run away from home in the Premier League to five matches, which is a club record.


Chelsea 1-2 Crystal Palace

Joel Ward of Crystal Palace celebrates scoring his team's second goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge on August 29, 2015© Getty Images

On what was his 100th Premier League home match in charge of Chelsea, Jose Mourinho suffered defeat for just the second time.

The champions have conceded nine goals in their opening four games - it took them nine matches to ship the same amount last term.

Joel Ward has now scored two goals for Palace this term, having scored just one time in his previous three campaigns with the Eagles.


Liverpool 0-3 West Ham United

Mark Noble of West Ham United celebrates scoring his team's second goal from the penalty spot during the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and West Ham United at Anfield on August 29, 2015 © Getty Images

West Ham recorded their first victory at Anfield since goals from Sir Geoff Hurst and Martin Peters secured a 2-1 win back in 1963.

Despite all the positivity, Mark Noble's red card was the sixth that West Ham have received in 10 matches in all competitions this season.

Meanwhile, hosting Liverpool mustered only one shot on target over the course of the 90 minutes.


Manchester City 2-0 Watford

Raheem Sterling of Manchester City celebrates scoring his team's first goal with his team mates during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester City and Watford at Etihad Stadium on August 29, 2015© Getty Images

The victory was a club-record 10th in a row in the Premier League for the hosting Citizens.

The deadlock at the Etihad Stadium was broken by Raheem Sterling, who found the net for the first time following his £49m summer switch from Liverpool.

As for visiting Watford, they have now gone 180 minutes of Premier League football without having had a single shot on target.


Stoke City 0-1 West Bromwich Albion

Salomon Rondon of West Bromwich Albion celebrates scoring his team's first goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Stoke City and West Bromwich Albion at Britannia Stadium on August 29, 2015© Getty Images

Hosting Stoke were reduced to nine men before the break and in doing so they became the 10th Premier League side to have suffered that fate.

The victory marked a positive first return to the Britannia Stadium for West Brom boss Tony Pulis, who had 10 years in charge of Stoke over two spells.

West Brom's club-record signing Salomon Rondon became only the second Venezuelan to score in the Premier League after Fernando Amorebieta.


Tottenham Hotspur 0-0 Everton

John Stones (1st L) and Romelu Lukaku (2nd L) of Everton face off with Jan Vertonghen (3rd L), Eric Dier (2nd R) and Toby Alderweireld (1st R) of Tottenham Hotspur during the Barclays Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Everton at White Har© Getty Images

Spurs have not won any of their opening four fixtures of a new campaign for the first time since 2008-09.

Striker Harry Kane found the net 31 times in all competitions last term, but he has now scored just two goals in his last 12 Premier League outings.

Visiting Everton have lost only one of their last six Premier League matches on the road.


Southampton 3-0 Norwich City

Southampton's Serbian midfielder Dusan Tadic celebrates with Southampton's Italian striker Graziano Pelle (L) after scoring their third goal during the English Premier League football match between Southampton and Norwich City at St Mary's Stadium in Sout© Getty Images

Serbian winger Dusan Tadic scored twice in one Premier League game for the first time.

The victory was just the second that the Saints have recorded in their last 10 Premier League encounters.

Meanwhile, the defeat was the first that Alex Neil had suffered in 15 away matches in charge of Norwich.


Swansea City 2-1 Manchester United

Swansea striker Bafetimbi Gomis celebrates after scoring the second swansea goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Swansea City and Manchester United on August 30, 2015© Getty Images

Swansea have won four of their last five meetings against United in all competitions, all by a 2-1 scoreline.

The defeat was suffered on what was Louis van Gaal's 50th game in charge of the Red Devils.

Despite scoring a hat-trick in the Champions League, captain Wayne Rooney has gone 10 Premier League games without a goal for the first time since 2003 when he was on the books of boyhood club Everton.


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· Team GB trio Vicky Holland, Georgia Taylor-Brown and Jess Learmonth all have realistic medal hopes in the women's event (10.30pm-1am)

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· After an impressive opening day, Great Britain play their final group game against a Fiji side level with them at the top of the pool, but also yet to hit their brilliant best (1.30am)

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· Eden Cheng and Lois Toulson will look to emulate Tom Daley and Matty Lee's success in the women's 10m synchro final (7am-8am)

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