Football weekend in numbers

Posted by - February 22, 2011 - Championship, Conclusions, FA Cup, Premier League, Statistics

Birmingham in the Cup, goals at London Road and a tight Premier League

3 – Patrick Vieira scored more than one goal in a game for only the third time in his career on Sunday against Notts County

26 – In 26 FA Cup ties against lower league opposition Arsene Wenger has never lost. But he will have to replay at the Emirates to ensure his side makes it 27

7 – Chelsea have now lost seven out of their last eight penalty shootouts. The exception to the rule was the 2009 Community Shield

5 – The last time West Ham scored five goals in a game was also at home, against…. Burnley.In November 2009. The last time they scored five against a team that wasn’t Burnley was 10th November 2007 against Derby
2 – Saturday was only the second time in any competition since their return to the Premier League that Stoke have been three goals up in a game at half time

6 – Saturday was the sixth time this season that Birmingham have scored three or more goals. All six have been in cup competitions. The last time they scored three in the league was 5th December 2009

4 – Crawley became only the 4th domestic team since January 2010 to concede just one goal at Old Trafford. The other three? Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool

29 – Difference in points from this stage last season for Swindon Town. Selling your best strikers is apparently not a policy for success

80 – Number of goals scored at Peterborough United’s London Road this season, easily the highest in the Football League

25 – Whereas at Vale Park, a full 55 less goals have been seen

17 – Saturday’s defeat of Cardiff marked 17 months without a home league defeat for Nottingham Forest

77 – Number of points gained in total by the bottom three in the Premier League. Last season the bottom three only had 79 points combined at the end of the season. They still have eleven games left each

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