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10 interesting stats heading into final game of the Premier League season

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Sunderland, Manchester United, Manchester City, Manchester United, West Brom and Cardiff City all feature.

2 – On Wednesday Sunderland became the second team in Premier League history to avoid relegation after being bottom at Christmas. Gus Poyet’s side have picked up 13 points from a possible 15 since mid-April to pull off an amazing escape.

7 – Should West Brom and Cardiff City both fail to win on Sunday, West Brom will avoid relegation with the joint-fewest wins in the league. Both sides have only won seven games this season. Coventry City avoided relegation in 1995-96 with the joint-fewest wins (eight) as did West Brom in 2004-05 with six wins – the lowest number of wins any side has managed to avoid Premier League relegation with.

15 – Manchester City will have been top of the Premier League for 15 days this season heading into Sunday’s end of season fixtures. Manuel Pellegrini’s side relied on a couple of slip ups from Liverpool and Chelsea to steal a march on their opponents. They have had games in hand over their title rivals for a lot of the season too.

21 – The Premier League leaders going into the final game of the season have won the title for each of the 21 seasons. Manchester City have a two-point lead over Liverpool as they host West Ham in a game they’re expected to win the title.

25 – The lead at the top of the Premier League has changed a remarkable 25 times this season, with Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City and Manchester United all spending time in first position throughout the course of the season.

46 – There has been a 46-point swing between Liverpool and Manchester United since the end of last season. Sir Alex Ferguson’s side finished 28 points ahead of Brendan Rodgers’ at the end of 2012-13 and heading into the final weekend of this season they find themselves 18 points behind. This is only the second time Manchester United have finished below Liverpool in the Premier League.

49 – Manchester City have picked up 49 points from a possible 54 at the Etihad Stadium this season. Three more on Sunday would guarantee them the Premier League title and the best home record in the 2013-14 season.

31 – Luis Suárez needs three more goals to match Andy Cole and Alan Shearer’s record of 34 goals in a Premier League season. The Uruguayan has already matched Alan Shearer and Cristiano Ronaldo’s record of 31 goals in a 38-game season.

71% – 22 of Luis Suárez’s 31 goals this season have come against sides in the bottom half.

84 – A win for Liverpool against Newcastle will give the Reds their second highest points tally in the Premier League, two short of their performance in 2008-09. A victory would also guarantee their third runners-up spot in the 22 seasons since the league got a makeover.

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