10 - @wwfcofficial are the first team in the top four tiers to record 10 away wins in the league this season. Adventurous. 4 hours ago

8 - Aston Villa had more shots on target today (8) than any Premier League game since May 2014 (9 v Hull City). Motivated. 5 hours ago

1 - Aston Villa have been awarded and scored their first penalty since January 29th 2014, which also came against West Brom. Parallels. 5 hours ago

387 - Sadio Mane's goal was Southampton's first in the league at St Mary's in 387 minutes. Relief. 5 hours ago

4 - Leighton Baines (8) and Daryl Janmaat (6) are the only defenders with more PL assists this season than Patrick van Aanholt (4). Flyers. 5 hours ago

2011 - Joleon Lescott has recorded his first PL assist since October 2011 (for Man City v Man Utd). Unexpected. 5 hours ago

4 - Lee Cattermole is the second player in PL history to be booked 10+ times in four different seasons; the other is @RobbieSavage8. Duo. 5 hours ago

4 - Four of Hull City's last five PL goals have seen the direct involvement of Dame N'Doye (three goals and one assist). Integral. 6 hours ago

1 - West Brom only managed one shot in total in the first-half tonight and none on target. Barrier. 6 hours ago

440 - Agbonlahor's goal was the first to be conceded by West Brom in 440 minutes (all competitions). Breached. 6 hours ago

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