Premier League Week 19 Standout Stats: Huddlestone and Hull Put on a Show

Joe TanseyFeatured ColumnistDecember 29, 2013

HULL, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 28: Tom Huddlestone of Hull City celebrates after scoring Hulls 4th goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Hull City and Fulham at KC stadium on December 28, 2013 in Hull, England. (Photo by Richard Sellers/Getty Images)
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The holiday fixture list in the English Premier League is always guaranteed to bring us some funky results, and that is exactly what happened in Week 19. 

The strangest result out of the 10 fixtures in the EPL this weekend came from the KC Stadium, as Hull thrashed Fulham, 6-0. 

In that game, Tom Huddlestone scored for the first time in 54 games, which means he can finally get a haircut.

Other startling results came from the Etihad Stadium, where Manchester City squeaked by Crystal Palace, 1-0, and Upton Park, where West Ham and West Brom combined for six goals in a 3-3 draw.

Continue reading below to check out the standout stats from across England in Week 19.


Hull Bombard the Cottagers' Back Four

In their 6-0 win over Fulham, Hull City challenged the Fulham defense in every aspect of the game in the second half.

By scoring all six goals in the second stanza, the Tigers became the first team to record such a feat since Arsenal put a six-pack up against Newcastle almost one year ago to the date of the Hull victory:

Steve Bruce's side also hit the target with 72 percent of their attempts, per Squawka: 


Nicolas Anelka Emerges from the Abyss

If you were having flashbacks during the West Ham-West Brom clash, you weren't the only one, as Joe Cole and Nicolas Anelka scored the first three goals of the match.

Anelka scored his first two goals of the season for the Baggies in the first half, and in the process, he became the ninth different player to score for six EPL clubs: 

Overall, the 34-year-old Frenchman has scored 125 EPL goals, with his time at Stamford Bridge being his most successful: 


Manchester City Set Another Record

Despite not having a stellar performance in the goalscoring department on Saturday, Manchester City still set a season record in their victory over Crystal Palace.

By completing 719 passes in 90 minutes, the Citizens earned the title of most pass-happy team in one single game: 


Merseyside Duo Hit Milestone Goals

On Sunday, Everton full-back Seamus Coleman and Liverpool center-back Martin Skrtel scored for their respective sides against Southampton and Chelsea.

Coleman's ninth-minute strike was the 500th goal of the 2013-14 season: 

Skrtel's strike for the Reds in the third minute was the 1,000th goal scored in the calendar year: 


The Post is Still Liverpool's Worst Enemy

Liverpool's relationship with the woodwork has been well-documented during the Brendan Rodgers era. 

As Mamadou Sakho's 52nd-minute header made contact with the post, it was the 16th time this season the Reds have been denied by their white, rectangular foe: 


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