Premier League Week 25 Standout Stats: Liverpool's Historic Outburst at Anfield

Joe TanseyFeatured ColumnistFebruary 9, 2014

Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge celebrates after scoring past Arsenal's goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny, left, during their English Premier League soccer match at Anfield Stadium, Liverpool, England, Saturday Feb. 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Jon Super)
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Liverpool unleashed their attacking wrath on Arsenal to begin the weekend in the English Premier League as they won, 5-1, at Anfield on Saturday.

That thrashing by the Reds was quite historic, but it was not the only match to have its fair share of standout stats. 

From a broken goal drought to a title contender's sudden scoring problem, there were plenty of standout stats from Week 25 in the EPL. 


Liverpool Thump Arsenal 

Liverpool opened the eyes of many with their blowout victory over Arsenal, a win that closed the gap on Manchester City and Arsenal in the table. 

The five-goal outburst marked the first time since 1964 that the Reds scored five goals against the Gunners: 

Arsene Wenger's men also put up a historic mark as Saturday's loss marked just the fourth time in their EPL history in which they conceded five goals: 


Manchester City's Sudden Scoring Slump

In case you haven't noticed by now, the team that has scored 68 goals this campaign has been held to a clean sheet by Chelsea and Norwich City in consecutive weeks. 

The two blanks by the Citizens mark the first time since March 2012 that they have failed to score in consecutive matches: 


United's Crossing 

Manchester United were involved in a morale-deflating 2-2 draw at Old Trafford with Fulham on Sunday. 

In that match, the Red Devils attempted 81 crosses, a number that is 10 more than any team in the five top European leagues over the last four seasons attempted: 

Of those 81 crosses, only 18 were successful:


Crouch's Useful Noggin

In Stoke's 2-2 draw with Southampton on Saturday, Peter Crouch scored with his head in the 44th minute.

With his goal, Crouch inched closer to Alan Shearer and Dion Dublin on the all-time EPL list for most headed goals: 


Jelavic's Drought Ends

Nikica Jelavic broke his extensive scoring drought in Hull City's 2-0 win over Sunderland on Saturday.

His 62nd-minute strike stopped his scoreless streak at 1,018 minutes: 


Wes Brown Sees Red...Again

Wes Brown clearly doesn't like spending time on the pitch this season as he spent just four minutes on the pitch against Hull before being sent off. 

The sending-off marked the third time this season that the Sunderland defender saw red, which makes him the sixth player in EPL history to do so: 


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