Premier League Week 30 Standout Stats: Rapid Rosicky and Mourinho's Villa Misery

Joe TanseyFeatured ColumnistMarch 16, 2014

Arsenal's Tomas Rosicky, right, celebrates scoring with teammate Olivier Giroud during the English Premier League soccer match between Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal at White Hart Lane stadium in London, Sunday, March 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
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A full slate of English Premier League games brought us a bevy of excitement this weekend from start to finish. 

The most shocking results of the weekend involved a few clubs in the title race as Chelsea fell to Aston Villa on Saturday, and Liverpool went into Old Trafford and took down Manchester United on Sunday. 

Another big result in the EPL this weekend came from White Hart Lane, where Arsenal took down Spurs, 1-0. 

Here is a look at the stats that stood out the most from Week 30. 


Rosicky Rapidly Rifles a Rocket

Tomas Rosicky opened the North London derby in style as he beat Hugo Lloris in the second minute to hand the Gunners an early lead. 

The goal was scored exactly 72 seconds into the match, which was good enough to earn the title of fastest goal in a North London derby match in the EPL: 


Jose Just Can't Win at Villa Park

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho left Villa Park on Saturday wondering what went wrong as the Blues were down to nine men by the time the match ended. 

The 1-0 loss extended Mourinho's winless streak at Villa Park to five matches: 

The two reds earned by Ramires and Willian also upped the total of red cards in the last two fixtures between the two sides to three: 


Seamus Strikes Again

Seamus Coleman rescued Everton from the depths of a draw on Saturday with his game-winner in the 90th minute against Cardiff City. 

Coleman's strike marked the sixth time he found the back of the net this season.

The Toffees defender has now scored more goals than any defender in the English top flight this season: 


Liverpool Love Penalties

Liverpool were awarded three penalties in their triumph at Old Trafford, two of which were converted by Steven Gerrard

With his second goal from the spot, Gerrard moved into third place past Matt Le Tissier on the all-time penalties scored list: 

The three penalties also added to the total number of penalties that the Reds have earned in the EPL: 


Better Late Than Never

Southampton's Sam Gallagher scored deep into extra time in the Saints' 4-2 win over Norwich on Saturday. 

Gallagher's strike came 96 minutes and 34 seconds into the match, which marked the latest time a goal has been scored in the league this year: 


Manchester City Make History at Hull

Manchester City opened the weekend with a 2-0 win at the KC Stadium thanks to goals from David Silva and Edin Dzeko.

The 10-man Citizens recorded their first win away at Hull since 1909: 


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