3 - Man City v Aston Villa was the first game in PL history to have goalscorers from three different South American countries. Exotic. 4 hours ago

1 - Tom Cleverley has scored his first Premier League goal since scoring v Villa in December 2013. Rarity. 4 hours ago

7 - Graziano Pellè is the 7th Italian player to score 10+ goals in a PL term after Ravanelli, Baiano, Di Canio, Vialli, Zola, Balotelli. Top 5 hours ago

1 - The last time Aston Villa came from behind at HT to win in the Premier League was v Man City in September 2013. Hope. 5 hours ago

4 - Sergio Aguero has scored four goals in his last three Premier League games after going five without scoring. Refreshed. 5 hours ago

4 - Leicester City have won four successive games within a single top-flight season for the first time since 1966. Outfoxing. 6 hours ago

7 - Newcastle United have lost seven successive league games for only the second time in their history (10, Aug-Oct 1977). Dire. 6 hours ago

26 - No Premier League team has conceded more home goals than Newcastle United this season. Struggles. 6 hours ago

2 - Matthew Taylor had scored seven of his eight Premier League penalties before today, missing for Bolton v Reading in 2008. Return. 7 hours ago

2 - Gylfi Sigurdsson has scored and assisted in the same Premier League game for the first time since the opening day v Man Utd. Cool. 7 hours ago

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