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                                        anchester United extended                take a look at some of the stats of the      Chelsea (fourth)                              Kelly and Christian Poulsen with comple-
                                        their lead at the top of the             top teams, courtesy of the folks at foot-    * Chelsea have the tightest defence (19       tion rates of 57%.
                                        English Premier League over              ball365.com. It should make for some         conceded) in the Premier League this          * Fernando Torres has averaged a league
                                        Arsenal to five points with               fascinating bar conversations.               season.                                       goal every 1.55 games in a Liverpool
                            their defeat of Blackpool earlier mid-                                                            * Chelsea have recorded back-to-back PL       shirt.
                            week, but the title is still far from being          Arsenal (second)                             wins for the first time since October.
                            won. The season so far has been full of              * Arsenal have picked up 32 of a possible    * Against Bolton, Didier Drogba and           Manchester City (third)
                            high drama, with holders Chelsea’s spec-             39 points against opposition currently in    Nicolas Anelka scored in the same PL          * City have won only one game (v
                            tacular implosion perhaps the most no-               the bottom half of the table.                game for the first time since May.             Wolves) this season when the opposition
                            table example.                                       * Laurent Koscielny had the best pass                                                      have scored first.
                               The Blues are unlikely to win the title,          completion rate (94%) of any Arsenal         Liverpool (eleventh)                          * Despite enjoying 69% of possession
                            but they are still in the running for the            player against Wigan this past Saturday.     * Liverpool managed a pass completion         and 13 corners at Villa Park on Satur-
                            lucrative fourth spot that guarantees                * Cesc Fabregas has created 3.49 chances     rate of just 67% against Wolves on Sat-       day, City forced Brad Friedel into just
                            Champions League action. With the sea-               per 90 minutes of football this season.      urday. Wolves’ record was 69%.                two saves.
                            son barely past the halfway mark, let’s              Samir Nasri’s figure is 2.25.                 * The most wasteful players were Martin       * David Silva was the only outfield City
                                                                                                                                                                            player not to attempt a single shot at
                                                                                                                                                                            Villa.

                              Weekend sport on TV - Highlights                                                                                                              Manchester United (first)
                                                                                                                                                                            * United’s record at Old Trafford since
                                                                                 Rugby                                       Meeting – 15:50 – SS7                          drawing 2-2 with West Brom in October:
                                                                                 Southern Kings v Blue Bulls – 18:45                                                        P8, W8, F23, A3.
                              Friday – 28 Jan                                    – SS1                                       Sunday – 30 Jan                                * Dimitar Berbatov has drawn a blank in
                              Tennis                                                                                         Tennis                                         15 of his last 20 games for Manchester
                              Australian Open - Men’s Sgl 2nd SF                 Cricket                                     Australian Open – Men’s Sgl Final –            United.
                              – 10:00 – SS1                                      NZ v Pakistan 3rd ODI – 2:30 – SS2          10:00 – SS1                                    * Only Nani and Chris Brunt have been
                                                                                 Horseracing                                                                                credited with more PL assists this season
                              Cricket                                            J&B Met – 15:00 – SS2                       Cricket                                        than Wayne Rooney (nine).
                              Pro 20 Cobras v Titans – 17:45 – SS2                                                           Australia v England 5th ODI – 5:10
                                                                                 Soccer                                      – SS2                                          Tottenham Hotspur (fifth)
                              Soccer                                              Free State Stars v Orlando Pirates                                                        * Over the last 38 PL games, Totten-
                              Vasco v Golden Arrows – 17:30 – SS4                – 15:00 – SS4                               Soccer                                         ham’s strikers have scored 19 goals. Ten
      David Ferrer            Ajax Ajax CT v Moroka Swallows– 20:30              FA Cup: 4th Round: Everton v Chelsea        FA Cup: 4th Round: Arsenal v Hudder-           of those were scored by Roman Pavly-
                              – SS4                                              – 16:30 – SS3                               sfield – 13:30 – SS3                            uchenko.
      will face Andy                                                             FA Cup: 4th Round: Southampton v            FA Cup: 4th Round: Notts County v              * Spurs have gained an impressive 17
      Murray in the 2nd       Saturday – 29 Jan                                  Man Utd – 19:00 – SS3                       Man City – 15:55 – SS3                         points from losing positions this season.
      men’s semi-final         Tennis                                                                                         FA Cup: 4th Round: Fulham v Totten-            * Tottenham have conceded eight goals
      of the Australian       Australian Open – Womens Sgl Final                 Athletics                                   ham Hotspur – 18:00 – SS3                      to opposition defenders this season -
      Open on Friday          – 10:00 – SS1                                      Iaaf Indoor Grand Prix Five Nations                                                        more than any other PL club.



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