9 - Crystal Palace went nine Premier League games without scoring in 1994/95, a PL record run. Drought #OptaAdvent 2 hours ago

0.82 - Of players to play 10+ PL games in December, no player has a better goals/game ratio than Roque Santa Cruz (… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 2 hours ago

1 - Hapoel Be'er Sheva scored with their first shot on target of the match. Clinical. 15 hours ago

1107- Manchester United have won their first European away game (excl. qualifiers) since November 27 2013, 1107 days ago. Overdue. 17 hours ago

7 - Zlatan Ibrahimovic has scored seven goals in his last six games for Manchester United. Form. 17 hours ago

1 - Henrikh Mkhitaryan has scored his first Manchester United goal on his 11th appearance for the club. Duck. 17 hours ago

8 - Manchester United have lost eight of their last nine away games in Europe, drawing the other (excluding qualifiers). Struggles. 19 hours ago

149 – Les Ferdinand scored the most goals without a single one coming from the penalty spot in Premier League histo… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 8 Dec

8 - Richard Dunne, Duncan Ferguson and Patrick Vieira have all received a PL-high eight red cards. Mist #OptaAdvent 8 Dec

3 - @TheGeoffHurst is still the only player to score a hat-trick in a World Cup final. Iconic. twitter.com/England/status… 8 Dec

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  • 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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