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The week in numbers: w/e 30/1/11

15Barcelona‘s 3-0 win over Hércules was their 15th consecutive victory in La Liga, tying the Spanish league record held by Real Madrid.

1 – This was the first time in the Open era that both the number one (Caroline Wozniacki) and two (Vera Zvonareva) seeds were knocked out in the Australian Open semi-finals.

Clijsters won her fourth Grand Slam singles title

4Kim Clijsters defeated Li Na to win her fourth Grand Slam singles title – her first outside the US Open.

7Andy Murray became the sixth British male finalist since Fred Perry‘s US Open win in 1936 to reach a Grand Slam final and lose: Henry ‘Bunny’ Austin (French 1937, Wimbledon 1938), John Lloyd (Australia 1977), Greg Rusedski (US 1997) and Murray himself (US 2008, Australia 2010, Australia 2011).

3 – Murray becomes the first male player ever to lose his first three Grand Slam finals in straight sets, as he succumbed to Novak Djokovic 6-4 6-2 6-3.

2Alberto Contador stands to be the second Tour de France winner in the last five years to be stripped of his title, after the Spanish cycling federation proposed a 12-month ban for a positive drugs test at July’s Tour.

102Jonathan Trott scored 102 off 126 balls as England won the fourth one-day international against Australia by 21 runs.

53Steven Finn and Jimmy Anderson set a record England tenth wicket partnership in one-day matches of 53, but England still lost the fifth ODI yesterday, giving Australia an unassailable 4-1 series lead.

7 – Paralympic runner Oscar Pistorius was beaten over 100 metres for the first time in seven years at the IPC athletics world championships in Christchurch, New Zealand. He finished 0.03s behind the USA’s Jerome Singleton.

The FA Cup 4th round in numbers

4Aston Villa have now beaten Blackburn in four domestic cup ties in the past two seasons. Their 3-1 win meant they have knocked Rovers out of the Carling Cup and the FA Cup both this and last season.

6Crawley Town, who won 1-0 at Torquay United, became only the sixth non-league club since World War II to reach the fifth round, and the first since Kidderminster Harriers in 1994.

1Wolves‘ 1-0 defeat marked the first time (in seven attempts) they have ever been knocked out of the Cup by Stoke.

0 – After their 2-1 home defeat to Manchester United, Southampton have now won none of their eight home FA Cup matches against United (four draws, four defeats).

8Hereford United‘s 4-1 defeat at Sheffield Wednesday means they have reached the fourth round eight times in their history, and lost on each occasion.

30Arsenal‘s 2-1 victory over Huddersfield Town meant they became only the second club ever to go 30 home matches unbeaten in the FA Cup. Sheffield Wednesday were the first (1923-1947).

24 – Arsenal have lost none of their 24 FA Cup ties against lower division opposition under Arsène Wenger.

1 – Their 4-0 defeat at Fulham means that 2011 is the first time since 1951 that Tottenham Hotspur have failed to reach at least the 5th round of the FA Cup in a year ending in ‘1’.

0 – Total cost (in transfer fees) of Notts County‘s starting XI in their 1-1 draw with Manchester City – nine free transfers and two loanees.

138,000,000 – Total cost in pounds of Manchester City’s starting XI in the same game.

(Some statistics courtesy of Opta Sports, The Times@InfostradaLive@StatManJon and NFL.com.)

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2 Responses to The week in numbers: w/e 30/1/11

  1. Tim Lambkin says:

    6 – Andy Murray became the sixth British male finalist since Fred Perry‘s US Open win in 1936 to reach a Grand Slam final and lose: Henry ‘Bunny’ Austin (Wimbledon 1938), John Lloyd (Australia 1977), Greg Rusedski (US 1997) and Murray himself (US 2008, Australia 2010, Australia 2011).

    Should be 7… Bunny Austin was French Open Finalist in 1937.

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