Stats from Saturday’s Barclays Premier League

​Here's a round up of some stats from Saturday's Premier League...  Hull City 2-1 Leicester City Leicester City were the first reigning top-flight champions to lose their opening game of the following league season since Arsenal in 1989/90 - the Gunners lost 1-4 away at Manchester United on August 19, 1989. This was

Premier League: Hull 1-3 Arsenal

An Alexis Sanchez brace helped to all but guarantee Arsenal’s Champions League qualification next season as the Gunners cruised to a 3-1 victory at relegation threatened Hull. The visitors showcased their superiority in a blistering first half performance, striking twice in a devastating spell after the half hour mark through Sanchez

James Milner rescue point for Manchester City

Substitute James Milner fired a fantastic equaliser two minutes into injury time to spare Manchester City’s blushes and save a point against relegation strugglers Hull. Until then it looked as though the Tigers were going to celebrate their first away win at City since February 1930 after David Meyler had fired

Ben Arfa completes Nice move

Newcastle outcast Hatem Ben Arfa has signed for Ligue 1 side Nice following his release from the Magpies. The playmaker fell out of favour with both Newcastle and Hull, who ended his loan spell early after coach Steve Bruce was unimpressed with the player's attitude - and his contract at St

Arsenal begin FA Cup title defence with victory

Arsenal got their FA Cup title defence underway in fine style with a routine third round victory over Hull City at the Emirates Stadium. In a repeat of last season’s final, where the Gunners ended their long hunt for silverware, Arsene Wenger’s men dominated proceedings against the much-changed Tigers, with goals

Pardew on the brink of Palace move

Crystal Palace and Newcastle are in "advanced talks" over a compensation deal which would see boss Alan Pardew move to south London. Palace are seeking to replace Neil Warnock - sacked on 27 December - and Pardew, a former Palace player, is their first choice to become their new manager. Pardew has

Michael Dawson out until after New Year

Hull defender Michael Dawson is only expected to return to action after the New Year due to the hamstring injury he sustained against Chelsea on Saturday. The 31-year-old limped off after just 10 minutes of the Tigers' 2-0 defeat at Stamford Bridge, having already missed a month of the campaign with