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Manchester City came back from 1-0 down in a tense game at the Etihad Stadium. Chelsea, rather fortunately, took the lead as Gary Cahill’s shot took a deflection and wrong footed Joe Hart. Manchester City were then awarded a penalty as Essien was ajudged to have handballed in the area. Sergio Aguero dispatched the penalty which set up an exciting finish to the game.

Our preview brought the following stat to light yesterday:

Manchester City have a 100% win record when Aguero or Dzeko have scored in a Premier League game.

Manchester City continued the incredible statistic above as Carlos Tevez came off of the bench to play a peach of a pass to play through Samir Nasri who finished superbly to get Manchester City three vital points in the title run in.

Manchester City also set a record with 20 league wins in a row at home. Here are some player passing stats from the game:

Manchester City passing stats Vs Chelsea

Carlos Tevez and Yaya Toure topped the passing charts yesterday as both were 95% accurate with their passes. Yaya also managed the most passes with 92 however only managed 27% forward. You can see that it was actually Gareth Barry that made a higher percentage of passes forward in yesterday’s game as he achieved 45% of them forwards whilst also managing an 88% completion.

David Silva was accurate with 40% of his crosses whilst match winner Samir Nasri didn’t find a team mate with any of his 12 crosses!

Chelsea Passing Stats Vs Manchester City

For Chelsea John Obi Mikel was accurate with 98% of his passes with 37% of them going forward. Juan Mata couldn’t find any team mates with his 6 crosses as Chelsea found themselves on the back foot for the majority of the game.

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Queens Park Rangers got the result of the night with a 3-2 victory over Liverpool. Liverpool will be wondering how they’ve managed to lose this game as they were coasting at 2-0 and should have been ahead by a larger margin than that.

Liverpool outpassed, out shot and even won more duels than their hosts but somehow found themselves on the losing side. The chance conversion statistic in the table above is the most telling – QPR took their chances.

Queens Park Rangers levelled the game with two crosses into the area that were met by Derry and Cisse to head home the goals. This seems to be a problem for Liverpool as they’ve conceded many headed goals, in recent weeks alone they’ve conceded four now to Van Persie, Crouch, Derry and Cisse. A defensive mix up allowed Mackie in to snatch a victory and all credit to QPR for coming back into the game and taking their chances in the last fifteen minutes. A superb turnaround for them and their fans. Can they now kick on and survive?

Here are some passing stats from the game:

QPR Passing Stats vs LFC

LFC Passing Stats Vs QPR

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The first half from this game was a total domination by Arsenal but in the end they had to hold on for the Victory with Everton having a goal disallowed (incorrectly too) and then pushing to equalise. However Arsenal defended well and held onto their lead, a lead which should have been more than just the one goal judging the first half display. In the first half Arsenal’s accurate passes were more than double the TOTAL passes of Everton such was the dominance. However as you can see from above Everton improved slightly in the second half as Arsenal had more than 70% possession in the first half and Everton managed to knock off 10% off of that in the second.

Arsenal now have six wins out of six and are at the top of the form guide (which can be found in our sidebar) and have also moved into third place in the Premier League table, leap-frogging North London rivals, Spurs.

Here are some of the Passing stats from the game:

Everton Passing Vs Arsenal

Arsenal Passing Stats Vs Everton

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Spurs struggled to break down a rugged Stoke City defence despite having the majority of the possession and shots. Van der Vaart was their saviour in the end getting onto the end of a Gareth Bale cross. The shot stats above only show the on target and off target shots but Stoke were resilient and blocked many attempts from Spurs (as the stats below will show).

Stoke City took the lead when Cameron Jerome prodded home to send White Hart Lane into shock and give Stoke a chance of a league double over Spurs. As you can see from the stats above Stoke City fought hard yesterday and won the majority of ground and aerial duels.

Shooting stats from the game are below:

Spurs Shooting Stats Vs Stoke City

Stoke City Shooting Stats Vs Spurs

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