126 - England completed 126 passes in the final third of the pitch, 42 more than Italy (84). Perspective. 3 hours ago

530 - England completed 530 passes in this match; 191 more than Italy managed to complete (339). Shift. 3 hours ago

3 - All three of Andros Townsend's goals for England have come from outside the box. Rocket. 3 hours ago

0 - No outfield player to have started the Italy v England game has had as few touches (14) or made as few passes (6) as Theo Walcott. Quiet 4 hours ago

4 - Giorgio Chiellini has either scored (2) or assisted (2) four of the last eight Italy's goals. Leader. #italyvsengland 4 hours ago

6 - Six of the last nine goals scored in international matches involving England have been headers. Leap. 4 hours ago

7 - England have won their last seven internationals; their best run since June 2006 (a run of eight wins). Target. 6 hours ago

9 - England have kept a clean sheet in nine of their 14 international matches since the start of 2014. Commanding. 6 hours ago

9 - Italy are unbeaten at home since August 2013 (defeat vs Argentina) - since then, five wins and four draws. Home. #ItaliaInghilterra 7 hours ago

8 - Italy have conceded just eight goals in their last 12 international matches. Robust. 9 hours ago

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