Only Arsenal better Crystal Palace in this key area since Pardew's arrival

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We bring you the best Opta stats from Crystal Palace's 4-1 victory over Sunderland.

Crystal Palace recorded an emphatic 4-1 victory over relegation contenders Sunderland at the Stadium of Light on Saturday.

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

11 - Wilfried Zaha completed 11 take-ons against Sunderland - only Newcastle's Remy Cabella has completed more in a single Premier League game this season (12 versus Chelsea)

  PositionTeamMatchDribbles Completed
Rémy Cabella MF Newcastle Chelsea vs Newcastle 12
Alexis Sánchez FW Arsenal Arsenal vs QPR 11
Wilfried Zaha MF C. Palace Sunderland vs C. Palace 11
Santiago Cazorla MF Arsenal Man City vs Arsenal 10
Eden Hazard MF Chelsea Chelsea vs Southampton 10

25 - Since Alan Pardew took charge of the Eagles, only Arsenal (33) have won more Premier League points than them (25).

  WinsDrawsDefeatsPointsMatches Played
Arsenal 11 0 1 33 12
C. Palace 8 1 3 25 12
Liverpool 8 1 2 25 11
Man Utd 8 1 2 25 11
Chelsea 7 3 0 24 10

3 - Yannick Bolasie became the first player to score a Premier League hat-trick for Crystal Palace. He scored more league goals on Saturday than he had managed throughout the rest of the season combined (1). 

1 - Following Sunderland's late consolation strike, Palace have kept only one clean sheet under Alan Pardew in 12 Premier League games.

5 - Glenn Murray has now scored five goals in his last five Premier League games, with a chance conversion rate of 45.4%.

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