Stat of the Day

Thursday, March 10th: Manchester United have already conceded more Premier League goals this season (28) than they have during an entire season since 2005-06 (30).

Wednesday, March 9th: Ever since 1992/93, only one out of 16 teams have failed to qualify for the next round of the Champions League after winning the first leg of a knock-out tie 1-0 away from home. Tottenham continued that trend by advancing courtesy of a 0-0 draw against AC Milan at White Hart Lane.

Tuesday, March 8th: Barcelona attempted more shots on their own goal than Arsenal managed themselves (0) in the side’s Champions League meeting at the Nou Camp.

Monday, March 7th: Chelsea’s 3-1 win over Blackpool saw Fernando Torres stretch his goal scoring drought to five appearances for the third different time this season.The Spaniard had only gone five games without a goal on one other occasion during the past three seasons in the Premier League.

Sunday, March 6th: Dirk Kuyt has tallied seven braces in the Premier League but his hat-trick in Liverpool’s 3-1 win over Manchester United was his first. He also became just the thrid player to ever score a hat-trick against United.

Saturday, March 5th: Everton’s 2-1 win over Newcastle earned Tim Howard his 100th Premier League victory.

Friday, March 4th: No team in the Premier League has ever finished in the top four with less than 42 points after 28 matches.

Thursday, March 3rd: The only Premier League rivalry to have seen more red cards than Manchester United vs. Liverpool (13) is Everton vs. Liverpool. The Merseyside Derby has seen 19.

Wednesday, March 2nd: Leyton Orient completed 499 passes in its 5-0 loss against Arsenal in the fifth round of the FA Cup. The tally is more than what 13 out of 14 EPL away teams have managed at the Emirates Stadium this season.

Tuesday, March 1st: Ryan Giggs made history in Manchester United’s 2-1 loss to Chelsea by equalling Bobby Charlton’s record of 606 league appearances for United.

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