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4 - England have now gone four games without a clean sheet for the first time since August 2013. Leaky. 4 hours ago

1 - Wayne Rooney netted his 52nd goal for England, but his first ever as a substitute. Cameo. 5 hours ago

18 - At 18 years and 208 days old, Marcus Rashford is the youngest player ever to score on his England debut. Dreams. 6 hours ago

1 - Martin O’Neill has lost just one of his last 12 games in charge of the Republic of Ireland (W6 D5). Solid. 7 hours ago

10 - Michael O’Neill is unbeaten in his last 10 games as Northern Ireland manager (W5 D5). Momentum. 7 hours ago

2 - Marcus Rashford (18y 208d) is the 2nd youngest England debutant under Roy Hodgson, after R Sterling (17y 341d v Sweden, 2012). Fledged. 7 hours ago

2 – Jose Mourinho and Sir Alex Ferguson are the only two managers in Premier League history to earn more than 90 points in a season. Throne. 11 hours ago

50 - Can you name the top 50 English players with most Premier League appearances? Quiz. sporcle.com/games/Optajoe/… 12 hours ago

1 – Jose Mourinho is the first ex-Chelsea manager to take charge of Manchester United since Dave Sexton in 1981. Bridged. 16 hours ago

8 - Jose Mourinho has beaten Liverpool eight times in the Premier League; more than any other team. Special. 16 hours ago

Facts & content

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You can use our graphical analysis, comprehensive stats and sensational facts to support predictions or previews or to construct the best possible match reviews.

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Some examples of our factual content

Our editorial team can tailor our data to a specific project, or provide bite-size facts ideal for print media.

Opta's live data makes ideal content to enhance your match day content, whether via a big screen or match day programme.

Our editorial team's expertise can put a new spin on more traditional forms of sports data.

The official England sticker album uses Opta data for player profiles.

Sport magazine use some Opta tennis data in a piece on Andy Murray.

Opta facts provide engaging content in an easily digestable format. 

The Times used Opta Graphics for a preview of Wales v England

Opta facts provide engaging content in an easily digestable format.