Premier League - Matchday 28 facts: Stoke see red

Eurosport - Sun, 28 Feb 18:56:00 2010

All the key facts and stats from the weekend's Premier League fixtures, Ryan Shawcross's red card equalling a record.

Stoke City's Ryan Shawcross is visibly upset after being shown a red card for a foul whicn caused a serious injury to Arsenal's Aaron Ramsey (not in picture). - 0

Stoke City 1-3 Arsenal

Ryan Shawcross's red card meant that Stoke have had players sent off in their last three league games, equalling a Premier League record held by five other clubs, the last of which was Birmingham City in 2005.

Thomas Vermaelen's goal was his seventh of the season, extending his run as the highest scoring defender in the league this season. The Belgian is level in the Arsenal scoring charts with Andrey Arshavin and Robin van Persie.

Chelsea 2-4 Manchester City

City claimed a league win at Stamford Bridge for the first time in 17 years, and completed the double over Chelsea for the first time in 52 years.

Carlos Tevez has now scored five league goals against Chelsea. Only Louis Saha has scored as many against the Blues since Tevez arrived in England in August 2006.

Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 Everton

Yakubu's second goal of the season was his 74th Premier League strike in total. The Nigerian and Didier Drogba share the honour of being the highest-scoring African players in Premier League history.

Tottenham recorded their 18th Premier League win over Everton. It equals the club record number of victories in the competition that they achieved by beating Manchester City earlier in the season.

Liverpool 2-1 Blackburn Rovers

Blackburn have not won a league match at Anfield since Mike Newell scored the only goal on September 12, 1993.

Liverpool have not lost in the league to any of their North-West rivals in their last 26 matches against them, since losing 3-0 at Manchester United in March 2008.

Sunderland 0-0 Fulham

Sunderland are the only top-flight side without a win in 2010, and have not won any of their last 14 league matches since beating Arsenal on November 21.

Fulham's only ever Premier League win at the Stadium of Light was their first trip there, a 3-0 victory in September 2002.

Burnley 1-2 Portsmouth

Burnley goalkeeper Brian Jensen saved his third penalty in the league this season - only fellow Dane Thomas Sorensen has stopped as many spot-kicks this term.

Martin Paterson's first goal at home this season continues the Clarets' run of scoring in every league game at Turf Moor this season.

Bolton Wanderers 1-0 Wolverhampton Wanderers

Bolton claimed their first league win in six matches. Zat Knight's winning goal was Bolton's first in nine hours and 10 minutes of playing time.

Wolves have not won in their last five matches on the road in the league, since winning 10 at Tottenham on December 12.

Birmingham City 1-0 Wigan Athletic

Birmingham recorded a 1-0 win in the league for the seventh time this season - no other side has won by that scoreline as often in the top flight during this campaign.

Wigan failed to score for a third-straight game, and have not won any of their last seven league games. This is their longest run without a victory in 10 months.


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