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In another enthralling weekend of Premier League action, Arsenal reasserted their top-four credentials by comfortably seeing over bitter local rivals Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 at the Emirates in the season's first North London derby.

Elsewhere, Liverpool and Manchester City picked up impressively routine victories over Southampton and Leicester City respectively, champions Chelsea routed West Bromwich Albion and Manchester United welcomed Paul Pogba back from injury, as the Frenchman starred at Old Trafford against Newcastle United.

Meanwhile, Crystal Palace and Everton continue to struggle, while Sean Dyche's Burnley continue to ride high in seventh place.

We've studied all the key statistics from the weekend's Premier League action to pick out the most interesting stats the games threw up, compiling them all here.

It's the weekend in stats.

Arsenal 2-0 Tottenham Hotspur

Arsenal may have finished below their neighbours for the first time in Premier League history last term, but they showed they can still get one over on Spurs on Saturday, maintaining their perfect home record this season with six wins from six in the process.

Davinson Sánchez won the ball 13 times in the defensive third against the Gunners, more than any player in a single Premier League game so far this season.

The defeat to Arsenal means that Spurs have now won just once in their last 17 away games against last season's Premier League top six under Mauricio Pochettino.

Manchester United 4-1 Newcastle United

Anthony Martial was finally allowed to start alongside Marcus Rashford and Romelu Lukaku in the Premier League as United hosted Newcastle, and the Frenchman, in addition to scoring, showed he is becoming ‘José Mourinho player' by winning possession four times in the attacking third –  no other player has managed more in a single game in the Premier League this season.

The Red Devils' victory means they maintain their perfect record at home in the Premier League this term, winning six from six, scoring 19 and conceding just once. Two more all-competitions games at Old Trafford without defeat will see them set a new club record, too.

Dwight Gayle's strike that put Newcastle into a shock first-half lead made him the first player to score a Premier League goal at Old Trafford in 2017/18.

Leicester City 0-2 Manchester City

Kevin De Bruyne's stunning strike to seal three points for the league leaders means he has now had a direct hand in 50 Premier League goals (16 goals, 34 assists).

Gabriel Jesus, scorer of City's first, has now been involved in 20 goals in 21 Premier League appearances (15 goals, five assists) since moving to the Etihad from Palmeiras in January.

West Bromwich Albion 0-4 Chelsea

West Brom have averaged less than a goal a game under Tony Pulis, and this spanking at the hands of Chelsea equalled their heaviest home defeat since the former Stoke City boss took charge – is he next for the chop?

Chelsea have won every Premier League game that Eden Hazard has scored in under Antonio Conte (16).

Chelsea only managed seven shots on target, but scored from four of them, so they were certainly efficient when it came to chances inside the final third.

Liverpool 3-0 Southampton

Philippe Coutinho's strike was his fourth goal against Southampton – more than he has scored against any other Premier League side.

The Reds' victory means they have now won three league games on the bounce for the first time in 2017.

Mohamed Salah's brace took his all-competitions tally for the season to 14, more than any other Premier League player. The Egyptian has got his Anfield career off to an absolute flyer, defying expectations of how many goals he would provide.

No Liverpool player has scored more than 14 in the league since Luis Suárez left for Barcelona in 2014. Salah has reached that tally and we're not yet halfway through the campaign.

Bournemouth 4-0 Huddersfield Town

David Wagner's Huddersfield side have certainly proven that they're not in the Premier League just to make up the numbers. They beat Manchester United and currently lie tenth, but they will most likely slide further down the table unless they can reverse their woes on the road.

After a thumping defeat to Bournemouth, the Terriers have now lost five in a row away from home after beating Crystal Palace 3-0 in August. During that time, they have managed 47 shots but failed to score.

Callum Wilson is certainly making up for lost time after rupturing his anterior cruciate ligament in February. In just his second start after returning, the Cherries striker's hat-trick was just the second time he has scored more than once in a Premier League game (the other was also a hat-trick, against West Ham in a thrilling 4-3 win back in August 2015).

Burnley 2-0 Swansea City

Swansea's goal-shy troubles on the road continue. They have now fired seven blanks in their last 11 games away from the Liberty Stadium. Speaking of barren runs, Ashley Barnes ended his at Turf Morr, grabbing his first Burnley goal at home since New Years Eve 2016.

The most interesting stat, though, surely has to be that only goal difference separates fifth-placed Liverpool from Burnley. Sean Dyche's Clarets are certainly keeping lofty company.

Crystal Palace 2-2 Everton

Leighton Baines' early penalty was the 20th he has netted in league action for the Toffees. The only defender in Premier League history with more successful spot-kicks to his name? Current Everton manager David Unsworth (22).

Interestingly, for a left-back with such an eye for goal, it's the first time Baines has scored in back-to-back Premier League games, after his spot-kick in the win over Watford.

James McArthur's opener after just 51 seconds is, perhaps somewhat unsurprisingly, the fastest goal scored in the league this season.

Oumar Niasse's fine season continues. The striker – exiled from the first-team by Ronald Koeman last year – now has five league goals to his name already, more than he managed in the previous two campaigns combined.

Watford 2-0 West Ham United

David Moyes' reign as West Ham manager got off to an inauspicious start as Watford ran out deserved 2-0 winners at Vicarage Road.

The opener came from Will Hughes and his goal brought up not one, but two interesting stats. Firstly, it was the former Derby County playmaker's first goal in the Premier League from his first-ever shot at this level.

Secondly, he becomes the 12th Watford player to find the back of the net in the league this season, more than any other team. It's always a bonus to have goals spread throughout the team and Marco Silva's Hornets certainly have that.

Much has been made about how West Ham feature very low on the average running stats. However, in this defeat, at least they expended some energy, running 116km in total, which is a tidy 10km above their season average. It couldn't produce a more positive result though.

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