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7 - @mattjpsmith has scored seven goals in three appearances for @bcfctweets against @TheGillsFC Magnificent. 12 hours ago

138 - Shola Ameobi has made more substitute appearances in Premier League history than any other player. Return. 18 hours ago

7 – Sergio Aguero has scored seven goals in his last seven Premier League games in London. Capitalist. 21 hours ago

5 - The five teams, other than Leicester, to score five goals against Man Utd in a PL game can be found here: instagram.com/p/yb8wU6ub3s Answer. 21 hours ago

5 - Can you name the 5 teams, other than Leicester City, to score 5 goals against @ManUtd in a single PL game? instagram.com/optajoe Quiz. 21 hours ago

1 - It is exactly one year since Aston Villa were last awarded a penalty in any competition (Benteke v West Brom). Spotless. 21 hours ago

21 - The 2015 Capital One Cup Final will be the 21st major final that Tottenham Hotspur have played in. Glory. 28 Jan

3 - Sheffield United have not scored three goals in a League Cup game since August 2008. Target. 28 Jan

12 - Tottenham have not kept a clean sheet in any of their last 12 games away from home in all competitions. Susceptible. 28 Jan

3 - Fernando Torres has scored with all three of his shots on target since returning to Atletico Madrid. Resurrected. 28 Jan

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

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

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

Opta facts provide engaging content in an easily digestable format.