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MIDWEEK STATS SPECIAL: Man City move to 1000, sacked Lambert's goal-shy Villa and Chelsea loving 'The Bridge'

Manchester City marked a milestone, Aston Villa sacked Paul Lambert after again failing to score and Chelsea win at home in the Premier League this week.

Stats compiled by Opta

PHILLIPS THE SUPPLIER

- Matt Phillips' two assists in QPR's 2-0 win at Sunderland on Tuesday were his first in the BPL since April 2011. He provided Leroy Fer and Bobby Zamora for the two goals in the R's first away win of the campaign making him the first player from the west London club to produce two BPL assists since Danny Dichio in April 1996.

OZIL BACK TO BEST

- Mesut Ozil's assist for Laurent Koscielny's 27th-minute opener in Arsenal's 2-1 home win over Leicester City took his recent tally to three goals and two assists in his past four matches in all competitions.

KANE CONTINUES TO SHINE

- Harry Kane's 26th-minute finish in Tottenham's 3-2 loss at Liverpool improved his recent run to 12 goals in his last 15 appearances in all competitions for Spurs. He has 23 goals this season, the most of any BPL player.

TOTTENHAM THE TERRIBLE TYRANTS

- The penalty conceded by Danny Rose in Tottenham's 3-2 loss to Liverpool at Anfield was the seventh in the BPL given away by the north Londoners this season - two more than any other club this term.

BAD BOY BARTON

- QPR's Joey Barton achieved an unenviable milestone on Tuesday when picking up his seventh booking in seven games to become the first player in BPL history to pick up so many successive cautions.

VILLA GOAL-SHY UNDER LAMBERT

- Paul Lambert's sacking at Aston Villa came after 101 BPL games in which his side scored just 98 goals.

MAN UTD WINNING DESPITE DEFENSIVE WOES

- Manchester United's 3-1 win over Burnley at Old Trafford was the ninth time in their past 12 matches that have failed to keep a clean sheet, however, they have won seven and drawn four matches during that time.

CROUCH ABOUT TO LEAP ABOVE THE PACK

- Peter Crouch's headed goal in the 38th minute of Stoke City's 4-1 home loss to Manchester City was his 45th in the BPL, equaling Dion Dublin's tally of headed goals, and placing just one behind all-time header leader Alan Shearer.

MILNER TAKES TWO

- James Milner's 55th-minmute goal in Man City's 4-1 in at Stoke was his second goal in two outings after his late leveler against Hull City on the weekend. It is the first time since April 2010 that he has netted twice in two matches.

MAN CITY QUARTET IS TELLING

- Man City's four goals in the 4-1 away win over Stoke was the 15th time they have netted four or more in a BPL game on the road. 13 of those have come since 2010.

CHELSEA RIGHT AT HOME AT 'THE BRIDGE'

- Chelsea's last-gasp 1-0 win over Everton at Stamford Bridge was their 11th win in 12 home outings this season. They have taken 34 of a possible 36 points at their home ground this season.

MAN CITY MAKE IT TO 1K

- Man City's victory took their total points tally in the BPL to 1000 points making them just the ninth team in history to do so.

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