Football weekend in numbers
Scholesy’s mist, Alexander’s longevity, and some League One struggles
1 – Points gained by Sunderland in their last 9 Premier League games
2 – Arsenal’s defence has received criticism this season, but they have scored just two goals in their last four home games
1000 – Number of appearances made by Graham Alexander in his career. The Burnley player became only the second outfield player to reach this achievement
87 – Number of goals scored this season by Ronaldo and Messi combined. Both scored in Saturday’s El Classico
9 – Number of consecutive games lost by Notts County
7 – Penalties given away by Arsenal and by Liverpool this season, a joint high in the Premier League
9 – On Saturday Paul Scholes was given the 9th red card of his career
4 – Only the fourth time ever that Wigan have scored three or more away goals in the Premier League
4 – Points dropped by Porto this season (out of a possible 81). Manchester United have dropped 27
122 – Number of goals scored by the current bottom three. This is more than the number scored by the sides that finished in 9th, 10th and 11th in the whole of last season.
72 – Years since a side last won by 5 goals in an FA Cupsemi final
13 – Points taken by Chris Powell in his first five games in charge at Charlton. Since then, he has 7 from a possible 45.