Football Weekend in Numbers
Arsenal spot on, Spurs need a striker and an expensive window
4 – Number of years since Spurs last lost by four goals. Yesterday was the first time they have done so under Harry Redknapp
14 – Number of penalties awarded to Arsenal in all competitions this season
9 – Goals combined by Jermain Defoe, Peter Crouch, Roman Pavlyuchenko and Robbie Keane. Only six of these are league goals. A busy day for ‘Arry today?
2 – After just two rounds in which they have completed, there are just two Championship teams in the FA Cup. Five remained last season. Concentrating on the league?
11 – Lionel Messi scored more than one in a game for the eleventh time this season. It’s still January!
17 – Years since a non-league club reached the fifth round. Kidderminster Harriers in 1994
6 – Number of days Fernando Torres will have as a Chelsea player before facing Liverpool, if he completes his signing today
15 – Wins in a row by Barcelona, equalling a Spanish record
5 – Teams from outside the top division left in the FA Cup. The most at this stage since 1990
30 000 000 – Total spending by Premier League clubs in the January 2010 window, as advised by Deloitte. With one day to go, we are already over the £80 000 000 mark