Premier League Week 37 Standout Stats: Sunderland Make History at Old Trafford

Joe TanseyFeatured ColumnistMay 4, 2014

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 03:  Lee Cattermole of Sunderland celebrates following his team's 1-0 victory during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Sunderland at Old Trafford on May 3, 2014 in Manchester, England.  (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)
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Just like the 36 weeks before it, the penultimate weekend in the English Premier League season delivered some unexpected storylines and surprising statistics along with them. 

In nine fixtures this weekend, we saw Manchester City climb back to the top of the table, for now, and Manchester United once again stumble at home. 

Due to Sunderland's 1-0 win at Old Trafford, Fulham and Cardiff City were relegated from the Premier League.

Continue reading below to see the outstanding stats from the nine matches played across England and Wales in Week 37.


Sunderland Shock United 

Sunderland's bid for Premier League survival continued in spectacular fashion on Saturday with their 1-0 win at Manchester United.

The victory marked the first time since May 11, 1968 that the Black Cats took maximum points from Old Trafford: 

The loss for United was their seventh home defeat of the season, a total that tied the most in a season since the 1973-74 campaign that saw the Red Devils get relegated: 


The Title Plot Thickens Once Again

Manchester City took the top spot in the table away from Liverpool on Saturday with a dramatic 3-2 win at Goodison Park. 

The win pushed the Citizens ahead of the Reds on goal difference, and marked the 23rd time the league lead had changed hands this season: 


Edin Dzeko and Romelu Lukaku Strike Goal No. 14

Edin Dzeko scored twice in the win for Manchester City in the 43rd and 48th minutes to move his league goal total to 14, 10 of which he has scored on the road: 

Conversely, Romelu Lukaku has scored 10 of his 14 goals, including his 65th minute strike on Saturday, at home for Everton: 

Lukaku's goal total marks the most goals scored by an Everton player since Yakubu netted 15 during the 2007-08 season: 


Pair of 1,000th Goals Find the Back of the Net

History was made at St. James' Park and Villa Park on Saturday, as two milestone goals were scored by Loic Remy and Ashley Westwood. 

Remy's goal in the 87th minute of Newcastle's 3-0 win over Cardiff was the 1,000th goal scored this season: 

Westwood's first-minute strike for the Villains marked the 1,000th Premier League goal to be scored at Villa Park: 


Finally An English Flavour to Newcastle

Steven Taylor scored in the 90th minute of Newcastle's win over Cardiff to become the first English player to score for the Magpies since Boxing Day 2012: 

Loic Remy, a Frenchman, and Shola Ameobi of Nigeria were the two other goalscorers in the 3-0 victory. 


Cardiff and Fulham Relegated

Miserable seasons for Cardiff and Fulham were ended on Saturday, when both sides' respective demotions to the Championship were confirmed.

Cardiff's relegation marked the 28th time a team was sent down from the Premier League after just one season: 

Fulham, who have seen a few great escapes in their history, faced the drop after 13 successive seasons in the top flight: 


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