12 - Harry Kane has scored 12 goals in his last 12 appearances for Tottenham Hotspur and England combined. Able. 4 hours ago

47 - @WayneRooney needs only two more goals for @england to reach Bobby Charlton's record of 49 goals. Close. http://t.co/D5Gcfy1vuA 7 hours ago

1 - The Republic of Ireland have conceded exactly once in five of their last six games. Setback. 23 hours ago

1 - Martin O’Neill has lost just one of his previous six internationals in charge of the Republic of Ireland (W4 D1). Guidance. 29 Mar

6 - Scotland have scored six goals in an international for the first time since September 2006 (v Faroe Islands). Hit. 29 Mar

5 - Only Danny Welbeck (6) has more scored goals in Euro 2016 qualifiers than Northern Ireland's Kyle Lafferty. Flurry. 29 Mar

4 - Kyle Lafferty has scored in four of his five appearances in qualifying so far. Update. 29 Mar

1 - Steven Fletcher has scored his first international goal since April 2009 against Iceland. Relief. 29 Mar

1 - Lee Casciaro has scored Gibraltar's first ever competitive goal, ending a run of 379 minutes without one. Historic. 29 Mar

3 - Kyle Lafferty has scored in three of his four appearances in qualifying so far, and netted in his last two games v Finland. Finisher. 29 Mar

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