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The week in numbers: w/e 22/8/10

Graeme Swann

23Graeme Swann took his 100th Test wicket in last week’s defeat to Pakistan, his 23rd match. He is tied with Derek Underwood as the fastest post-war English spinner to 100 wickets. Shane Warne also took 23 Tests to complete his first century.

110 – Runs scored by opener Alastair Cook in England’s second innings, four more than he had scored in total in his previous eight Test innings this summer.

3 – Goals conceded by Tottenham in the first 28 minutes of the away leg of their Champions League qualifier against Swiss side Young Boys. Spurs recovered to 3-2 to give them a good chance of progressing to the group stage, which starts in mid-September.

14New Zealand‘s late comeback against South Africa in Saturday’s 29-22 victory was their 14th consecutive win and clinched the 2010 Tri-Nations title.

18 – Number of gold medals won by Great Britain‘s disabled swimming team at the IPC World Swimming Championships. Eleanor Simmonds added four golds to her two from the Beijing Paralympics.

David Rudisha

1:41.09 – New world record time for the 800 metres set by Kenya’s David Rudisha in Berlin on Sunday afternoon. He beat the previous record by 0.02s, which had been held by Denmark’s Kenyan-born Wilson Kipketer since 1997.

28 – Years that David Moorcroft‘s British 5,000 metres record of 13:00.41 had stood before Mo Farah recorded a time of 12:57.94 at Thursday’s Diamond League meeting in Zurich.

18 – Number of games for which the French Football Federation has banned Nicolas Anelka over his conduct at the World Cup, from which he was sent home after a row with former national coach Raymond Domenech.

1 – The first yellow card of the German Bundesliga season was shown to Mark van Bommel. Old habits die hard.

The Premier League week in numbers

James Milner

126,000,000 – Estimated amount spent by Man City so far in the summer transfer window, following the signing of James Milner from Aston Villa (with Stephen Ireland going the other way in part exchange).

99,750,000 – Estimated total value of kit sponsorship deals which will be earned by the 20 Premier League clubs this year alone, according to Sporting Intelligence research. This compares with a total of £71.8m for last season.

5Theo Walcott became the fifth Arsenal player to score a hat-trick in a competitive match at the Emirates Stadium. The other four are Jay Simpson (who joined Hull City last week), Emmanuel Adebayor, Carlos Vela and Nicklas Bendtner.

1971 – The last time Arsenal played a league game against Blackpool was in their first Double-winning season of 1970/71. (They won both games that season with identical 1-0 scorelines.)

16 – By beating Blackburn 2-1, Birmingham extended their run of unbeaten home games to 16.

25 – in taking charge of the Birmingham vs Blackburn match, Michael Oliver became the youngest referee in Premier League history, aged 25 years 182 days.

Kieron Dyer - sick-note

77Kieron Dyer played 77 minutes in West Ham‘s 3-1 loss to Bolton. It is the first time he has completed over 75 minutes in a Premier League match since 25th August 2007 (vs Wigan).

2 – Bolton are unbeaten in their opening two league fixtures for the first time since 2006.

0 – There were no corners in the Wigan v Chelsea game.

20-0 – Aggregate score in Chelsea’s last three Premier League games, including the final weekend of last season (8-0 vs Wigan, 6-0 vs West Brom, 6-0 vs Wigan).

0-18 – Aggregate score in Wigan’s last three Premier League games, including the final weekend of last season (0-8 vs Chelsea, 0-4 vs Blackpool, 0-6 vs Chelsea). Next week they travel to Spurs, where they lost 9-1 last season.

70 – Chelsea have scored 70 league goals in 20 Premier League games in 2010, at an average of 3.5 goals per game.

13Newcastle‘s 6-0 win over Aston Villa was the 13th time they have scored five or more goals in a single Premier League game.

150Paul Scholes scored his 150th goal for Man Utd in the 2-2 draw at Fulham.

2 – Prior to tonight’s match between Man City and Liverpool, only two teams have yet to score this season: Man City and Wigan.

2 – Prior to tonight’s match, only two teams have yet to conceded a goal this season: Man City and Chelsea.

4 – There were only been 16 6-0 scorelines in the first 18 seasons of the Premier League, an average of 0.89 per season. There have already been four this season, three of them this weekend.

6 – After 19 games of the 2010/11 season, 6-0 is the most common score (four times), ahead of 2-1 (three times).

(Some statistics courtesy of @OptaJoe, @optajim, @OptaJean and @StatManJon.)

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4 Responses to The week in numbers: w/e 22/8/10

  1. aardvarkian says:

    *grumble* ….missed penalty…*grumble*

  2. Tim says:

    According to Opta, there have been seven penalties so far in the Premier League – and only three have been converted. Not much of a deterrent at the moment, is it?

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