The week in numbers: w/e 21/11/10

Ian Poulter (image courtesy of Sean Ryan)

60Ian Poulter shot a career-best 60 in the second round at the Hong Kong Open. He finished one stroke ahead of fellow Englishman Simon Dyson to win the tournament for the second year running.

90,000 – Price paid (in pounds) by Gareth Jones to play a round of golf with Lee Westwood. The money raised goes towards the BBC charity fund-raiser Children In Need.

6 – The Welsh rugby union team’s 16-16 draw with Fiji was the sixth game in a row without a win for a side which just two years ago completed the Six Nations grand slam.

21Dan Parks scored all of Scotland‘s points in their 21-16 win over South Africa at Murrayfield. The fly-half kicked six penalties and a drop goal.

Lionel Messi (image courtesy of Wikipedia)

8 – Barcelona won 8-0 at Almeria, equalling the biggest ever away victory in La Liga history (set by Barcelona themselves in an 8-0 triumph at Las Palmas in 1959).

18 Lionel Messi scored a hat-trick in the match against Almeria, taking his total league tally this season to 18 goals in just 12 appearances.

192 – Runs scored by Ian Bell in England’s first innings as the tourists defeated Australia A by ten wickets in their final Ashes warm-up match.

278AB de Villiers hit a South Africa record score of 278 to put his side on top against Pakistan in the second Test in Abu Dhabi.

400 – In reaching the ladies’ final of the Wheelchair Masters in Amsterdam, Dutch tennis star Esther Vergeer won her 400th consecutive match. Her career record is an astonishing 609-25.

0 – Number of Scottish league fixtures which will take place next weekend after top-level referees voted to strike in the face of an avalanche of criticism and questions about their integrity this season.

The Premier League week in numbers

0 – Since taking over at Portsmouth on November 26th 2009 (and subsequently at West Ham), Avram Grant has not spent a single day outside of the Premier League relegation zone.

43,000,000Blackburn Rovers were bought by the Rao family in a £43m deal to become the first Indian-owned Premier League club.

Patrice Evra

1,452Patrice Evra scored the opening goal in Manchester United‘s 2-0 win over Wigan, 1,452 days after his previous Premier League goal (vs Everton on 29th November 2006).

2Arsenal were 2-0 up at home to Tottenham, but lost 3-2. The last time this happened to them was on the opening weekend of the Premier League in 1992, against Norwich City (2-4).

68 – Tottenham’s win ended a run of 68 Premier League games away from home without a victory at one of the traditional ‘Big Four’ (Arsenal, Liverpool, Chelsea, Manchester United).

3 – Chelsea’s 1-0 defeat at Birmingham was their first Premier League defeat against the Blues, in their 13th meeting.

32 – Chelsea had more shots yesterday than any side has managed in a Premier League game this season. Birmingham had just 3 shots.

7 – Chelsea have scored just seven goals in their last nine league matches, the joint-fewest in the division.

47 – Number of years since West Ham United last won at Anfield in the league. Liverpool beat them 3-0 on Saturday.

25 – In winning 4-1 at Fulham, Manchester City have now accumulated 25 points from 14 games this season under Roberto Mancini – the same number of points they had at this stage last season when current Fulham boss Mark Hughes was in charge.

The NFL week in numbers

0 – In losing 21-0 to Tampa Bay, the San Francisco 49ers were shut out at home for the first time since a 7-0 defeat to Atlanta in 1977.

40 – Tampa Bay’s Ronde Barber recorded his 40th career interception, becoming the only player in NFL history with 25 sacks and 40 interceptions.

Ray Lewis (image courtesy of

30 – In the Baltimore Ravens‘ 37-13 win over the Carolina Panthers, Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis recorded his 30th career interception, making him only the second player in NFL history with 30 sacks and 30 interceptions.

26 – The Detroit Lions extended their own NFL record with their 26th consecutive road loss, as they fell 35-19 to the Dallas Cowboys.

7 – Atlanta’s 34-17 victory over the St Louis Rams improved their record in domed stadia to 7-0 this season. They are 1-2 playing outdoors.

25New England‘s Tom Brady won his 25th consecutive home start to tie Brett Favre for the longest recorded consecutive home win streak, as the Patriots held off a late rally by the Indianapolis Colts to win 31-28.

(Some statistics courtesy of Opta Sports, The Times@StatManJon and


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2 Responses to The week in numbers: w/e 21/11/10

  1. aardvarkian says:

    Who needs the Monday newspaper while you’re around, Tim!

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