EPL week 12

Match of the Day

Following a defeat to North London rivals, Spurs now talking top 4, not title

Pulis is out

Stodgy football and a points-per-game average lower than Steve Clarke will do that for you. His spell at WBA ended with the lowest ppg average of any of his three clubs. The Welsh managership may come calling

See the premiersoccerstats.com site for a new chart showing any manager’s equivalent chart

Already equalling a season-best 7 assists, Azpilicueta has cracked the all-time Top 20 for defenders; but he still has 5 Chelsea players ahead of him

Flat Track Bullies

With Pogba back and against moderate opposition, United were once again big winners. Lukaku ended his EPL goal drought at 434 minutes - coincidentally the exact period before his final goal for Everton

Although they are not quite keeping pace with Man City at the head of the table, Man United have recorded more games with at least four goals- in their case exactly four.

Here is a chart showing their progress in comparison with other clubs that have started as strongly as them. Hover for details

The Liverpool side with the SSS strike-force of Suarez, Sterling and Sturridge backed up by Gerrard, Coutinho and Henderson ran up four goal tallies an amazing 11 times in a run of 24 games

With 12 assists to date, Kevin de Bruyne still leads the EPL table - three ahead of team-mante, David Silva - but has not registered one in last three outings

Tweet of the Week

Totally Football and Guardian Weekly Review Podcasts

Results and Table

Final Factoid

Man. Utd’s go-ahead goal came via a left footed cross from Ashley Young. He never scores with it though. All 43 of his EPL goals have been with right foot

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