The Premier League weekend in numbers

After another Premier League weekend bursting at the seams with incident and controversy, it's time once again to sift through the debris to find numbers and statistics worth talking about.

In the pick of the action on Saturday, title chasing duo Liverpool and Manchester City were both involved in gripping comeback wins over Aston Villa and Southampton respectively, while a 1-0 win was the fruit of the Cherries' labour against a disappointing Man Utd team on the south coast.

On Sunday, Leicester City put another three Premier League points at Crystal Palace's expense, while Everton and Tottenham shared the spoils in a contest overshadowed by a horrendous Andre Gomes injury.

Let's take a look back at the latest round of fixtures in our special feature: The Premier League Weekend in Numbers.

0 - The number of shots on target mustered by Norwich City during another dismal Premier League outing for the Canaries in their 0-2 reverse at Brighton. Norwich have now failed to score for five successive top-flight away matches.

3 - The number of assists notched by Sheffield United's Lys Mousset during his 65 minutes of action in the Blades' 3-0 win over Burnley. Mousset's haul was the highest number of assists made in a single Premier League fixture this season, and one short of the record (four) for an individual game.

6 - The number of attempts on goal hit by Sadio Mane in Liverpool's dramatic comeback win at Aston Villa. Mane's 6th attempt, which provided the Reds' match-winner, came via his head in the 93rd minute at Villa Park.

8 - The total number of key passes played by Leicester City's James Maddison in the Foxes' 2-0 win at Crystal Palace on Sunday. Maddison played more key passes than every other player combined at Selhurst Park, despite playing just 33 passes in total.

17 - The number of corners kicks Manchester City won against Southampton at the Etihad on Sunday. The Saints failed to win a single corner in a backs to the wall performance that they eventually took nothing from.

18 - The combined number of occasions that Brazilian pair Richarlison (nine) and Lucas Moura (nine) lost possession for their respective teams in Everton's 1-1 draw with Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday. Only Crystal Palace attacker Andrew Ayew (nine) matched the South American duo's carelessness on the ball over the weekend.

24 - The staggering number of shots conceded by Arsenal at home to Wolves on Saturday. After being peppered by Wanderers, the Gunners hold the Premier League's third worst record for shots conceded on average per game this term (16.2) behind Norwich and Aston Villa.

30 - The remarkable number of combined clearances completed by Newcastle United's central defensive trio of Ciaran Clark, Federico Fernández and Jamaal Lascelles in the Magpies crucial win at West Ham. The first two of the aforementioned three defenders also got on the scoresheet for Newcastle in their 3-2 triumph.

40.7 - The percentage of passes that were played backwards by Manchester United's players in their miserable 0-1 defeat at Bournemouth on Saturday. A total of 199 out of United's 498 passes were played back towards their own goal overall during another display devoid of creativity.

991 - The enormous number of touches racked up by Chelsea's players during their 2-1 win at Watford. No other Premier League team had more touches over the weekend. The Blues also had more shots on target (10) than any other club in the division over the weekend.

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