3 - Victor Wanyama has become the first player since Wes Brown in 2013/14 to be sent off three times in the same season. Ejected. 15 hours ago

2 - Newcastle United have won back-to-back home games in the Premier League for the first time since December 2014. Relief. 16 hours ago

6 - Jermain Defoe has scored six goals in his last six Premier League appearances for Sunderland. Leveller. 16 hours ago

7 - Roberto Firmino has been involved in seven goals in his last five Premier League games for @LFC (five goals, two assists). Busy. 17 hours ago

7 - Gabriel Agbonlahor has now had a hand in seven goals in seven Premier League apps versus Norwich City (four goals, three assists). Thorn 17 hours ago

8 - Crystal Palace has scored a league-high eight goals this season from defenders in the Premier League. Threat. 17 hours ago

0 - Norwich City are the only team yet to keep a clean sheet away from home in the Premier League this season. Leak. 18 hours ago

2 - Aston Villa have scored just 2 first half goals in their last 11 Premier League games & Joleon Lescott has scored both of them. Surprise 18 hours ago

3 - Aaron Lennon has scored in three successive competitive appearances for the first time in his career. Glee. 18 hours ago

2 - Jonjo Shelvey has as many assists in 4 Premier League apps for Newcastle this season as he did in 16 apps for Swansea (2). Revitalised. 18 hours ago

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In the last 12 months, Opta has collected

  • 139,297

    Football goals scored

  • 79,466

    Yellow cards given

  • 5,589

    Red cards given

  • 18,827

    Wickets taken

  • 7,324

    Rugby Union tries scored

  • 3,549

    Rugby League tries scored

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