6 - Most goals in Euro 2016 qualifiers so far: Welbeck 6 Damari 5 Rooney 4 Novakovic 4 Sigurdsson 4 Müller 4 Lewandowski 4 10 hours ago

25.4 - England have averaged more dribbles per game than any other side in Euro 2016 qualifying so far (25.4). Freestyle. 10 hours ago

24 - England are now unbeaten in 24 qualifying games, winning 17 and drawing seven. Powerhouse. 11 hours ago

79 - Harry Kane scored just 1 minute and 19 seconds into his international debut. Golden. 11 hours ago

60 - Jordan Henderson had 60 ball touches in the first-half tonight; no player had more (Carrick 37). Control. 12 hours ago

6 - Danny Welbeck has scored six goals in five Euro 2016 qualification matches. Vindicated. 12 hours ago

2 - Wayne Rooney is the first England player to hit the woodwork twice in a game since Lampard v Germany at the 2010 World Cup. Technology. 13 hours ago

6 - Wayne Rooney's goal was England's quickest home goal since Jermain Defoe's 3rd minute strike v Bulgaria in September 2010. Rampant. 13 hours ago

5 - Wayne Rooney has scored in five successive England appearances for the second time (also October 2012 - March 2013). Streak. 13 hours ago

13 - Only 13 of England's 36 home goals under Roy Hodgson have arrived in the first-half (36%). Sluggish. 13 hours ago

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    Rugby League tries scored

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