So, the end of another Premier League season is here and now a summer of transfer rumours and speculation awaits every football fan.

The final day wasn't as dramatic this year as it was last term, with Sergio Aguero's 94th-minute title winner, but it has still been another sensational season for the Premier League.

Glory for Manchester United as they secured their 20th league title and heartbreak for Wigan Athletic, Reading and Queens Park Rangers as their Premier League stay comes to an end.

As for the final day, all eyes were on the race for the top four, and the two teams in the spotlight were Tottenham and Arsenal. It was the latter that secured the final Champions League spot as a Laurent Koscielny goal gave them the win over Newcastle United they needed to finish above Spurs.

So, what about the statistics of the 2012/13 season?

Who scored the most, who had the most shots, who made the most passes, kept the most clean sheets and so on?

Well, let's find out, with statistics provided by Sky Sports:

Top five goalscorers

It was another great season for Dutchman Robin van Persie, who tops the list for a second season running.

The Manchester United striker has carried on his impressive form from last season, bagging himself 26 Premier League goals and the Golden Boot award.

Special mentions to Aston Villa's Christian Benteke and Swansea's Michu as they were sensational in their debut seasons in England.

1. Robin Van Persie | 26 goals
2. Luis Suarez | 23 goals
3. Gareth Bale | 21 goals
4. Christian Benteke | 19 goals
5. Michu | 18 goals

Most shots on target

Tottenham winger Gareth Bale has had a sensational season, picking up individual awards left, right and centre - and he also had the most shots on target in the Premier League with 73 attempts, beating Liverpool's Luis Suarez by just one shot.

Of those 73 shots, 21 found the back of the net.

1. Gareth Bale | 73 shots on target
2. Luis Suarez | 72 shots on target
3. Robin Van Persie | 65 shots on target
4. Demba Ba | 54 shots on target
5. Romelu Lukaku | 47 shots on target

Most assists

It was Chelsea and Arsenal players that dominated the top five assists list this season, with Blues' duo Juan Mata and Eden Hazard coming in first and second and Arsenal's Theo Walcott and Santi Cazorla coming in third and fourth.

Mata provided Chelsea with 12 assists, whilst Hazard and Cazorla provided their team with 11.

1. Juan Mata | 12 assists
2. Eden Hazard | 11 assists
3. Santi Cazorla | 11 assists
4. Theo Walcott | 10 assists
5. Wayne Rooney | 10 assists

Most completed passes

Once again it was Arsenal that produced the most successful passes - and in particular their Spanish duo Mikel Arteta and Santi Cazorla, who both made the top five.

Arsenal's vice-captain made a whopping 2,517 successful passes during the 2012/13 campaign.

1. Mikel Arteta | 2,517 completed passes
2. Michael Carrick | 2,443 completed passes
3. Yaya Toure | 2,246 completed passes
4. Santi Cazorla | 2,145 completed passes
5. Steven Gerrard | 2,042 completed passes

Completed dribbles

It was Liverpool's controversial striker Luis Suarez that completed the most dribbles this season with an astonishing 291 dribbles completed during the campaign.

Second to Suarez is Queens Park Rangers' Adel Taarabt, with 159 successful dribbles.

1. Luis Suarez | 291 dribbles
2. Adel Taarabt | 159 dribbles
3. Hatem Ben Arfa | 155 dribbles
4. Gareth Bale | 154 dribbles
5. Mohamed Diame | 149 dribbles

Most tackles

Southampton's holding-midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin was, in fact, the busiest player this season when it came to tackling. The Saints star made 146 tackles during the whole campaign.

He made 23 more tackles than second-placed Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva.

1. Morgan Schneiderlin | 146 tackles
2. Lucas Leiva | 123 tackles
3. Mohamed Diame | 114 tackles
4. Pablo Zabaleta | 113 tackles

Most clean sheets

They may not have scored as many this season as they did last, but Manchester City managed to keep the most clean sheets this season and Joe Hart himself kept an impressive 18 clean sheets.

He topped the list just above Liverpool's Pepe Reina and Chelsea's Petr Cech, who both kept 14.

1. Joe Hart | 18 clean sheets
2. Pepe Reina | 14 clean sheets
3. Petr Cech | 14 clean sheets
4. Asmir Begovic | 12 clean sheets


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