16 - Newcastle have won 16 PL points in 2015, fewer than relegated Burnley (17) and Hull City (19). Sorrow. 3 hours ago

3 - Since August 2013, only Martin Skrtel (4) has scored more Premier League own goals than Harry Kane (3). Miscalibrated. 4 hours ago

110 - @Ibra_official has now become PSG's all-time leading goalscorer all comps. Idol. 18 hours ago

51.6 - Brendan Rodgers has the second best win percentage of any PL manager for Liverpool (after Benitez, 55.3%). Departed. 20 hours ago

8 - Arsenal have ended a run of eight Premier League games without a victory over the Red Devils (D3 L5). Relief. 21 hours ago

5 - Alexis Sanchez has scored more goals in his last two Premier League games (5) than he had in his previous 21 (4). Rejuvenated. 21 hours ago

6 - Since his Premier League debut in Sept 2013, Christian Eriksen has scored more direct free-kicks than any other player. Whipped. 21 hours ago

3-0 - Man United are one of two PL teams to be 3-0 down at HT (v Spurs in 2001) and comeback to win (also Wolves v Leicester in 2003). Hope? 22 hours ago

3 - Christian Eriksen’s last three Premier League goals have been direct free-kicks. Pinpoint. 22 hours ago

3 - Manchester United have conceded three goals in the first 20 minutes of a PL game for the first time. Shellshocked. 22 hours ago

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