EPL Number Cruncher: From Man Utd's loss to Liverpool's win, all the opening week stats

Chelsea and Burnley are yet to play, but 18 Premier League teams kicked off their campaigns on 16 and 17 August -- with Swansea shocking Manchester United in the first match and champions Manchester City seeing off Newcastle in the last weekend fixture.

 EPL Number Cruncher: From Man Utds loss to Liverpools win, all the opening week stats

City won their opening fixture 2-0. Getty Images

Here are all the stats from all the matches:

Liverpool 2-1 Southampton

- Liverpool have found the back of the net in 28 of their last 29 Premier League matches.
- Raheem Sterling has scored in both of his last two games against Southampton.
- Since the start of last season, Daniel Sturridge’s goals have earned Liverpool 22 points in the Premier League.
- At the final whistle at Anfield, Southampton were the only Premier League away side this weekend not to take the lead in a game.
- Southampton have won just one of their last eight opening games in the Premier League.



Newcastle United 0-2 Manchester City

- City have scored in each of their last 14 Premier League matches.
- No defending Premier League champions have lost their opening match of the following season (W20 D3).
- City have won five and lost none of their last six opening-weekend league fixtures, keeping five clean sheets in the process.



Manchester Utd 1-2 Swansea City

- It is the first time Manchester United have lost on the opening weekend at Old Trafford in the Premier League (W8 D3).
- It is the first time in the league Swansea have won away at Old Trafford (D2 L9).
- Ki’s goal had more passes in the build-up than any Premier League goal last season (29, most last season was also Swansea, Bony v Arsenal, 24).


- United have lost 10 of their last 24 Premier League home matches (W11 D3).
- Wayne Rooney scored his 174th Premier League goal, going one behind Thierry Henry, who is the third top-scoring - player in Premier League history. He has scored as many Premier League goals for Man Utd as Cantona, Beckham and Roy Keane combined.
- On three occasions the team to win the Premier League title has lost their first game - all three were Manchester United.

Leicester City 2-2 Everton

- Leonardo Ulloa has scored on the opening day of the last two campaigns (scored for Brighton v Leeds last season). He is only the fifth player with a name beginning with “U” to score in the Premier League (Ullathorne, Utaka, Upson, Unsworth).
- There were only 100 seconds between McGeady and Ulloa’s goals.
- Leicester have won none of their last six fixtures on the opening weekend of the Premier League (D4 L2).
- Not since the opening game of the 2009/10 Premier League season has Roberto Martinez enjoyed a victory on the first weekend, drawing three and losing two since then with Everton & Wigan.
- Twelve of the 17 BPL clashes between these sides have ended level, giving it the highest draw percentage of any Premier League fixture (10+ games, 71%).

Queens Park Rangers 0-1 Hull City

- Queens Park Rangers conceded a joint-Championship-high 11 goals from corners last season. James Chester’s winner was also from a corner.
- Qpr have taken just one point from seven opening weekend matches in the Premier League (D1 L6).
- QPR have won just four of their last 40 Premier League matches.
- Joey Barton created six chances today, twice as many as any other Premier League player.


Stoke City 0-1 Aston Villa

- Stoke City have conceded exactly once in each of their last five Premier League matches and have managed three clean sheets in their last 23 league outings.
- Stoke have won just one of their seven Premier League openers (D2 L4).
- Aston Villa ended a run of nine away league matches without a win (D2 L7) after ending last term with six consecutive away defeats.

West Bromwich Albion 2-2 Sunderland

- Gus Poyet became the fourth different manager Sunderland have had on the opening weekend in the last four seasons and the fifth in the last seven.
- Sunderland scored on the opening day for the first time since 2011/12.
- Saido Berahino scored the same number of goals today as he had in his last 18 Premier League appearances (two).

West Ham United 0-1 Tottenham Hotspur

- This was Sam Allardyce’s 400th Premier League game as a manager.
- Mark Noble had scored his last 10 Premier League penalties before his miss against Spurs. His last two penalty misses have both been in London derbies (v Chelsea and Spurs).


- After 35 Premier League meetings without being shown a red card against West Ham, Spurs have received two in the last two clashes (Younes Kaboul in May 2013 and Kyle Naughton in this match).
- West Ham had 18 attempts at goal in this game, of which four were on target.

Arsenal 2-1 Crystal Palace

- Arsenal have won their opening Premier League match for the first time since winning 6-1 at Everton in 2009.
- Arsenal have now won 100 Premier League matches at Emirates Stadium.
- Laurent Koscielny has one goal and two red cards in opening-day matches for Arsenal.


- Aaron Ramsey (106) and Mikel Arteta (105) each made over 100 passes in this game, more than anyone in the Premier League on Saturday.
- After going three entire Premier League seasons ( and 97 matches) without a goal, Brede Hangeland scored on his debut for Crystal Palace.

Stats courtesy premierleague.com, Infostrada and Opta

Updated Date: Aug 18, 2014 11:04:34 IST