EPL week 14

Match of the Day

Allardyce is beaming. Everton are close to top half of table and he has three long-term-injured players back soon: Boalsie, Barkley and Coleman

Rooney Rocket

I do not collect the number of goals scored from own-half but that final goal of his hat-trick was the 28th in his EPL career from outside of the area - good for 7th all-time

What is perhaps even more impressive is that after just over 900 minutes on the pitch he has already notched 7 goals In only one season has he started the year more quickly

This chart will update as the season progresses

At the time of writing, however, he had yet to record an assist

Raheem Sterling turns 23 on 8th September. He has 95 goals and assists (up to 2 per goal) equalling Ryan Giggs at the same age. Rooney leads with 142

Palace Patience

After the first seven games Palace were pointless, but twice as far into the season has seen them reach nine points - still bottom but now only fourth favourites for the drop

They recorded their first clean sheet and first away point at arch-rivals Brighton, but are now scoreless on their league travels for a club EPL record 826 minutes, almost 250 minutes longer than their previous record set in 1994: one ended by current England manager, Gareth Southgate

Giroud now has 16 goals as a sub, accounting for 23% of all his EPL strikes. Renowned super-sub, Solskjaer, only had 19% from the bench

Tweet of the Week

The answer is Viduka. Who - like Salah and a few others - managed 12 in 14. The missing player is Papiss Cisse who got 13 at the start of his career at Newcastle

Totally Football and Guardian Weekly Review Podcasts

Results and Table

Final Factoid

Man. Utd. have already scored precisely 4 goals in six league games and look well placed to obliterate the single-seaon record of seven which they currenly jointly hold with Chelsea and Tottenham

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