Football weekend in numbers

Posted by - February 7, 2011 - Conclusions, Premier League, Statistics

Fortress City Ground, managers tumbling, and goals goals goals

40 – Number of goals in all competitions scored by Lionel Messi this season

43 – Number of goals in the Premier League weekend. A record since the league was reduced to 20 teams

1 – Newcastle United were the first ever side to come from four goals down to get anything in a Premier League game

1 – Louis Saha scored his first ever PL hattrick, ending his reign as the player with the most doubles without a trio

3 – Own goals by John Pantsil this season, equalling the PL record

7 – Years since a Liverpool player had scored at Stamford Bridge in the league. (Note 2008 goal was a Bosingwa own goal)

5- With Roberto Di Matteo’s sacking, a quarter of PL clubs have lost a manager this season. And that’s an incredible 34 managerial changes in the top four divisions

7 – Penalties awarded on Saturday in the PL. Another PL record

34 – games unbeaten at home for Nottingham Forest

143 – And if you thought was impressive, then Jose Mourinho extended his unbeaten league home record to 143 games and nearly nine years