Fellaini equals Mata's league record; Wayne Rooney afternoon's best in two key areas

Michael Carrick 2012

We bring you the best Opta stats from Manchester United's emphatic 3-0 victory over Tottenham Hotspur.

Manchester United boosted their hopes of a top-four finish in the Premier League on Sunday with a comfortable 3-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford. 

Each of the Red Devils' goals came during a dominant first-half display as Marouane Fellaini, Michael Carrick and Wayne Rooney all found the net. The result ensures that Louis van Gaal's side remain in fourth place in the table, while Spurs have slipped down to seventh.

Here are the top five statistics from Sunday's encounter:

4 - This game was only the fourth occasion that Michael Carrick has scored and assisted in the same Premier League game (in 2000, 2007, 2009 and 2015).

8 - Wayne Rooney has now scored eight goals in his last nine Premier League starts against Spurs, and 14 in his last 14 league appearances at Old Trafford.

3 - Manchester United scored with all three of their shots on target in the first half, while Spurs didn't manage a single attempt on David de Gea's goal. The visitors’ first attempt on target of the game came in the 89th minute.

  Total ShotsShots on TargetShot Accuracy (%)
Man Utd 11 3 27
Tottenham 5 1 20

6 - Wayne Rooney ended the day as the game's most creative player, having fashioned a match-best five shots at goal and a joint-highest two key passes.

  PositionTeamTotal ShotsKey PassesMinutes Played
Wayne Rooney FW Man Utd 5 2 90
Marouane Fellaini MF Man Utd 2 1 83
Ander Herrera MF Man Utd 2 0 90
Daley Blind MF Man Utd 1 0 90
Michael Carrick MF Man Utd 1 1 87

32 - Andreas Pereira is the 32nd player to feature for Manchester United in the Premier League this season, more than any other club.

Bonus: Marouane Fellaini has now scored as many Premier League goals as Juan Mata (29 each).

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