Numbers game

Our friends at Opta do what they do best in breaking down the Premier League into numbers with fascinating results. The statisticians amongst you will have a field day with this lot....

Last Updated: 24/05/11 9:08am

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20 - Jermain Defoe became the 20th player to score 100 Premier League goals; the only player to break in to this select group this season.

350 - David Moyes became only the fourth manager to take charge of 350 or more Premier League matches as manager after Sir Alex Ferguson, Arsene Wenger and Harry Redknapp.

573 - Ryan Giggs broke the record for the most Premier League appearances, overtaking David James (572) this season.

400 - Brad Friedel became only the third goalkeeper in Premier League history to make 400 appearances in the competition following his appearance on the final day against Liverpool.

500 - Paul Robinson has conceded 501 Premier League goals, becoming the fifth 'keeper to let in 500 goals in the competition.

25 - Manchester United won the league title this season despite picking up only 25 points away from home; the lowest total by any Premier League title winner.

2 - Only two sides have ever won a 20+ team English title with fewer away wins than Manchester United (5): Sheffield Wednesday in 1929/29 (3) and Newcastle United in 1906/07 (4).

19 - Manchester United lifted their 19th English league title; a new record, overtaking Liverpool's total of 18.

8 - Between January 1st - May 22nd 2011, Robin van Persie scored in nine consecutive Premier League matches away from home; a new record.

3 - John Pantsil scored three own goals for Fulham in the Premier League this season, equalling the record for the most scored in a single season by a player (Andreas Jakobsson, Wigan, 2003/04).

34 - West Bromwich Albion set a new Premier League record of 34 consecutive matches without keeping a clean sheet, between 29th August 2010 & 8th May 2011.

2 - West Bromwich Albion have kept only two clean sheets in the Premier League all season; a new record.

18 - Liverpool scored in 18 successive matches between January 1st - May 9th 2011; the longest such run in the Premier League this season.

43 - Carlos Tevez has scored 43 goals in the Premier League since he joined Manchester City on the eve of 2009/10; more than any other player.

3 - Dimitar Berbatov scored three hat-tricks in the Premier League this season, only Alan Shearer (five in 1995/96) has netted more in a single campaign.

1000 - DJ Campbell scored the 1000th goal of the 2010/11 Premier League season against Bolton on May 14th 2011.

Malouda: King of the assists against Birmingham

34 - Manchester City have secured a top three finish in the top-flight for the first time in 34 years, since 1976/77.

55 - No side have scored as many goals as Blackpool (55) did this campaign in a Premier League season and still been relegated.

41 - There were 41 goals scored on Saturday 5th February 2011, a record for a 38-game Premier League season & only second to 8th May 1993 (47 goals) overall.

7 - On that same day (Saturday 5th February 2011), seven goals were scored from the penalty spot; a new Premier League record.

90 - There were fewer away wins in the Premier League this season than ever before (90, previous worst was 91 in 2009/10).

1000 - Tottenham Hotspur became the sixth team to accrue 1000 points in Premier League history following their 2-1 away victory at Sunderland on February 12th 2011.

1500 - Following their 3-0 home win over West Ham on August 29th 2010, Manchester United became the first team to win 1500 points in the Premier League era.

41 - At the age of 41 years and 152 days, Jens Lehmann became the sixth oldest player to ever play in the Premier League following his appearance against Blackpool on April 10th 2011.

17 - There have been 17 hat-tricks scored in the Premier League this season; beating the previous record of 16 set in a 20-team season back in both 1995/96 & 1997/98.

8 - At the age of 20 years and 139 days old, Mario Balotelli became the eighth youngest player to score a hat-trick in the Premier League with his treble on 28th December 2010 against Aston Villa, and the youngest since Luke Moore in 2005/06.

11 - 2010/11 was the 11th consecutive season in which the golden boot was won by a foreign player, with the last Englishman to win it being Kevin Phillips in 1999/00.

41 - Edwin Van der Sar became the oldest player to win a Premier League title at the age of 40 years and 205 days (on Sunday May 22nd 2011)

55 - Manchester United equalled the highest points total at home in Premier League history (55), level with Chelsea in 2005/06.

71 - Everton picked up their 71st red card in the Premier League with Seamus Coleman's dismissal versus Chelsea on the final day, equalling Blackburn Rovers' all-time record.

123 - Kevin Davies committed 123 fouls in the Premier League this season; the most by a player since Opta began their analysis on the league back in 1996.

32 - Maxi Rodriquez's goal versus Fulham on 9th May 2011 was the fastest recorded in the Premier League this season at 32 seconds.

2.80 - There were 2.80 goals per game on average this season; the highest ratio in Premier League history

1968 - The last English top-flight season to see a higher goals-per-game rate than 2010-11 (2.80) was 1967-68 (3.03).

3.09 - On average, Premier League games in May produced the most goals per game (3.09) this season.

2.28 - In October, the Premier League goals per game ratio was only 2.28; the lowest of any month this season.

9 - Carlos Tevez scored the first goal of the game on nine occasions in the Premier League this season; more often than any other player.

3420 - Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel and Everton full-back Leighton Baines were the only two outfield players to play every single minute of the 2010/11 Premier League season.

18 - Robin van Persie equalled the Premier League record of 18 goals scored in a season from January 1 onwards held by Thierry Henry and Cristiano Ronaldo.

1 - Only one opposition side scored a first half goal at Old Trafford this season, that coming in Man Utd's final game - Charlie Adam for Blackpool.

20 - The top goalscorer award was shared by Carlos Tevez and Dimitar Berbatov, the first time it has been shared since 1998-99 (Owen/Hasselbaink/Yorke 18)

191 - There were fewer clean sheets in the Premier League this season than any other campaign.

4 - Blackburn would have finished fourth if only first halves counted in 2010-11.

23 - Newcastle's Nile Ranger was the most used substitute in the division, 23 times.

19 - Jerome Thomas, Andrey Arshavin and Jermaine Pennant were all substituted 19 times, more than any other player this season.

20 - Matthew Jarvis took part in more Premier League defeats than any other player this season.

6 - Tim Cahill, Andy Carroll and Kenwyne Jones all scored a season-high six headed goals.

5 - Carlos Tevez scored the most braces (two goals) this season, five times.

7 - Seven players played in the Premier League this season who were born after the competition started in August 1992.

1 - The youngest player to play in the Premier League in 2010-11 was Liverpool's Jack Robinson, born on September 1 1993.

8 - Charlie Adam took more penalties than 16 of the Premier League clubs in 2010-11.

9 - Manchester City won the most penalties, scoring with eight of them.

16.9% - Manchester United had the best conversion rate and bottom side West Ham the lowest (10.3%)

Giggs: Record breaker with 573 Premier League appearances

8 - Manchester City scored the most deflected goals this season (eight).

11 - Manchester United substitutes scored the most goals in 2010-11.

56% - Stoke had the lowest pass completion in the opposition half.

75% - Arsenal had the best pass completion in the attacking third.

15% - Manchester City were the least successful crossers in the top-flight in 2010-11, with only 15% of the wide deliveries reaching a team-mate.

570 - Stoke took 570 long throws in 2010-11, the next highest was Bolton with 288.

0 - Wigan remain the only team to have played in the English top-flight and not been relegated.

14 - Birmingham played just 14 defence-splitting through balls all season, fewer than any other side.

1104 - Arsenal made more touches in the opposition penalty area than any other side in 2010-11.

1 - Fulham only conceded one penalty all season, fewer than any other side.

120 - West Ham were caught offside more than any other team.

78 & 7 - Promoted teams Newcastle and WBA collected the most yellow and red cards respectively.

239 - Blackpool and West Ham both allowed the opposition 239 shots on target over the season, more than any other side.

9 - Arsenal saw nine opponents sent off, a 2010-11 high, all nine of them were straight red cards.

76.4% - Joe Hart had the best saves-to-shots ratio of any regular goalkeeper in 2010-11.

96 - Ashley Young was the most fouled player in the division, 96 times.

61% - Arsenal were the only team who averaged over 60% possession this season.

38% - Stoke averaged 38% possession in 2010-11, the only team to average under 40%.

67 - Darren Bent was caught offside 67 times, 20 more than any other top-flight player.

14 - Newcastle's Cheik Tiote received 14 yellow cards, two more than Chelsea's Branislav Ivanovic.

49 - The game with the most shots was Bolton v Blackpool which saw a total of 49.

48 - West Ham v Blackpool saw 48 shots but ended goalless.

15 - The game with the fewest shots was Newcastle v Blackburn with just 15.

11 - Florent Malouda created 11 goalscoring chances in Chelsea's 1-0 defeat at Birmingham, the highest amount by a player in a single game this season.

Campbell: Goal against Bolton was 1000th in Premier League

3 - Didier Drogba recorded a hat-trick of assists in Chelsea's away game at Wigan.

108 - Chelsea's John Obi Mikel recorded the most successful passes in a single game this season (v Stoke at home).

142 - Denilson made the most touches in a single game, 142 for Arsenal away at Wigan.

10 - Three players managed 10 shots in a single game this season. Samir Nasri for Arsenal at home to WBA, Andy Carroll for Newcastle at home to Man City and Daniel Sturridge for Bolton at home to West Ham.

18 - Manchester United scored more headed goals than any other team in the Premier League this season (18).

3 - Wigan Athletic netted only three headed goals in the Premier League this season; fewer than any other side. However, one of these; from Hugo Rodellega at Stoke on the final day, was the goal that kept the Latics in the Premier League.

6 - Chelsea conceded fewer headed goals than any other side in the Premier League team this season.

15 - Bottom of the league side West Ham let in the most goals from headers in the Premier League this season (15).

15 - Tottenham Hotspur netted 15 goals from outside the box this season in the league; four more than any other side (inc. set pieces).

14 - West Bromwich Albion conceded 14 of their goals from outside the area this season, 11 of which came from open play; both Premier League highs.

15 - No other side scored more goals in the opening 15 minute period of the first half (13) or second half (14) than Arsenal in the Premier League this season.

55 - 55% of Manchester City's goals this season arrived in the first half of matches; a Premier League high.

66 - West Bromwich Albion scored a Premier League high 66% of their goals in the second half of games this term.

36 - Manchester United were the most clinical side from the 60th minute onwards in the Premier League this season; netting 36 goals in this period.

24 - Manchester City scored the most goals in the opening half an hour of matches in the Premier League this campaign (24).

73 - A whopping 73% of the goals than Blackburn Rovers conceded in the Premier League this term arrived in the second half of matches; a league-high.

63 - Fulham conceded the highest proportion of goals in the first half of matches this season in the Premier League (63%).

23 - Relegated Blackpool conceded the most goals in the Premier League from the 75th minute onwards this season (23).

0 - Birmingham City were the only team not to benefit from the opposition scoring an own goal in the Premier League this season.

22 - 22% of Stoke City's Premier League goals this season arrived from a defender; more than any other side.

11 - Aston Villa conceded 11 goals from opposition defenders in the Premier League this term; more than any other side.

12 - Blackpool scored a league-high 12 goals from corner kicks this season.

5 - Wigan Athletic scored five goals from direct-free kicks this season, more than any other Premier League team.

10 - Birmingham City netted 10 goals following indirect free kicks in the Premier League this term; the most in the competition.

4 - Stoke City scored the most goals from throw-ins in the Premier League this season.

53.5% - Arsenal conceded the highest proportion of the goals from set-piece situations this season in the Premier League.

23.3% - Mark Hughes' Fulham side conceded the lowest proportion of their goals from set-pieces in the top-flight this term.

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