Premier League Week 13 Standout Stats: Upset Win Makes History for Hull

Joe Tansey@JTansey90Featured ColumnistDecember 1, 2013

HULL, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 01:  David Meyler (L) of Hull City celebrates scoring his team's second goal with team mates during the Barclays Premier League match between Hull City and Liverpool at KC Stadium on December 1, 2013 in Hull, England.  (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images)
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 Week 13 in the Premier League saw most of the clubs at the top assert their dominance as Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester City all scored three times in their respective victories.

The lone top club that fell was Liverpool, who shockingly dropped three points at the KC Stadium against Hull City, who defeated the Reds for the first time.

In the big match of the weekend, Manchester United and Tottenham played to a 2-2 draw at White Hart Lane that saw Wayne Rooney make a bit of history.

Find out what standout stats joined Rooney and Hull's historic days below.

Rooney's Brace a Historic One

Wayne Rooney equalized twice for Manchester United in their 2-2 draw with Tottenham Hotspur in the early Sunday kickoff. 

With the brace at White Hart Lane, Rooney added to his total of Premier League goals he has scored for the Red Devils: 

By scoring goals 148 and 149 for United, Rooney jumped into second on the list of goals scored at a single club in the Premier League. 

The only other player to net more goals for one club is Thierry Henry, who scored 175 goals in his time at Arsenal: 

Hull City Defeat Liverpool For First Time

With their spirited 3-1 victory at home over Liverpool, Hull City earned their first victory over Liverpool in 17 attempts:

Jake Livermore and David Meyler scored for the Tigers while the third goal was an own goal from Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel.

The victory boosted Steve Bruce's side to 10th in the league table with 17 points.

Aaron Ramsey: Scoring Machine

Just like he has all season long, Aaron Ramsey found the back of the net for Arsenal in their 3-0 win over Cardiff City.

The victory had extra meaning for Ramsey, who started in the Cardiff system before moving to North London

With a pair of goals against his former club, Ramsey upped his season total in goals to 13, which is two more than he had in his first five years at Arsenal: 

Fulham's Woes Continue

Fulham manager Martin Jol did absolutely nothing to save his job as the Cottagers lost 3-0 to West Ham on Saturday. Jol was sacked after the defeat.

The loss kept the club in the bottom three for yet another week, in addition to leaving the Dutchman without a job.

Even more dreadful than their position in the table is the number of shots on target the Cottagers had at Upton Park:

French Contingent Carrying Le Toon

Last season, the transfer strategy of Newcastle United was highly publicized due to their propensity to dip into France for new signings. 

Because of that, the Tyneside club earned the nickname "Le Toon". 

Due to the massive amount of French players in their squad, the tradition of Le Toon lives on this season as 18 of the 19 goals scored by the club have been finished by Frenchmen: 

In the club's 2-1 win over West Brom, it was Yoan Gouffran and Moussa Sissoko who flew the flag high for Newcastle and France. 

Steven Gerrard Loves Playing Against the Tigers 

With his 27th-minute free kick goal against Hull City on Sunday, Steven Gerrard continued his excellent scoring form against the Tigers. 

In four Premier League games against Hull, Gerrard has scored four goals: 

The goal was the third of the season for the Liverpool captain.

Yet Another Early Goal

Southampton got ahead of Chelsea early on with a goal from Jay Rodriguez that occurred in the first 13 seconds of the match.

Although his team went on to lose the match, 3-1, Rodriguez found himself in this season's record book alongside Asmir Begovic and Jesus Navas.

All three of those players have scored at the 13-second mark this season:

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