6 - Only Poland's Robert Lewandowski (8) has scored more Euro 2016 qualifying goals than Northern Ireland's Kyle Lafferty (6). Shining. 6 hours ago

3 - Gareth McAuley has bagged three goals in Northern Ireland's two Euro 2016 qualifiers against Faroe Islands. Thriving. 6 hours ago

5 - Robbie Keane has now scored five goals in total in the Republic of Ireland's two Euro 2016 qualifiers against Gibraltar. Mustard. 6 hours ago

5 - Northern Ireland are unbeaten in their five previous meetings with the Faroe Islands (W3 D2). Confident. 8 hours ago

13 - Scotland failed to find the back of the net for the first time in their last 13 internationals. Dud. 8 hours ago

0 - Against Georgia, Scotland failed to direct a single shot on target for the first time in a Euro 2016 qualifier, Blunt. 8 hours ago

21 - The highest scorers after four games of an English top-flight campaign are Preston North End with 21 in 1889-90. Victorian. 11 hours ago

3 - Man Utd have scored fewer than 3 goals in their opening 4 games only 3 times in the top-flight (70-71, 72-73 & 2007-08 - all 2). Scant. 11 hours ago

2 - Only in 1 previous top-flight campaign (2005-06, 1) have Liverpool scored fewer goals than they have after 4 games this season (2). Dry. 11 hours ago

2 - The other two players to concede 100+ fouls in a PL season since 2003/04 are Carew (07/08) and Fellaini (08/09). Whistle. 16 hours ago

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