4 - Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is the only player to score 4 goals in a @premierleague game after coming on as a sub (Feb 99 v N.Forest). Assassin 5 minutes ago

117 - @DannyDrinkwater has made more tackles than any other English player since the start of last season in the Premier League. Committed. 57 minutes ago

100% - Joe Hart completed all of his nine passes in the first half against Steaua Bucharest. Bravo. https://t.co/kcphZRv6bn 13 hours ago

4 - Accrington Stanley have never beaten Premier League opposition in any competition (D1 L3). Uphill. 14 hours ago

4 - Steaua Bucharest have lost their last four games against English sides, failing to score in the last three. Ominous. 14 hours ago

5 - Man City’s 5-0 advantage is the biggest first leg lead recorded since the introduction of the CL playoff round in 2009/10. Dominate. 14 hours ago

10 - No defender has assisted more goals in the Premier League than Daryl Janmaat since his debut in August 2014 (10). Hornet. 18 hours ago

Tickets are on sale for Revenge of the Nerds panel discussion featuring @OptaJoe @mcrfwf. Insightful. twitter.com/mcrfwf/status/… 19 hours ago

253 - Wilfried Bony has scored a Premier League goal every 253 mins for Man City, compared to one every 151 mins for Swansea. Dip. 22 hours ago

27 - There were 27 penalties scored in the shootout between Derby & Carlisle (14-13) last night; a joint-record in the @EFLCup. Seesaw. 23 hours ago

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On Tuesday (2nd August) Opta powered the Audi Player Index Pickup Match, which took place at Chelsea Piers Golf Club in New York City.

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Last weekend (29th - 31st July) saw Manchester City become the first football club to run a football analytics hackathon with the aim of ...

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