The week in numbers: w/e 10/4/11

36 – Shots by Real Madrid as they beat Tottenham 4-0 in their Champions League quarter-final first leg. Cristiano Ronaldo alone had 14 shots. As an entire team, Spurs mustered just four.

Vettel has won the opening two races of the F1 season (image courtesy of Wikipedia)

17 Sebastian Vettel won the Malaysian Grand Prix, marking the 17th time a driver has won the opening two races of the Formula 1 season. On every previous occasion, that driver has also gone on to win the drivers’ championship.

5Jason Maguire, the jockey of Grand National winner Ballabriggs, was given a five-day ban after the race for excessive use of the whip.

2 – Number of horses which had to be killed after serious falls in the Grand National. Ornais fell at the fourth fence, while Dooney’s Gate fell at Becher’s Brook.

47 Lionel Messi scored his 46th and 47th goals of the season as Barcelona beat Almeria 3-1. He also scored 47 last season, tying for the Barcelona club record with Ronaldo (in 1996/97).

4Beth Tweddle was unsuccessful in her attempt to win a third consecutive gold in the floor exercise at the European Artistic Gymnastics Championships, finishing fourth. However, she did win gold on the uneven bars.

3 – Cyclist Johan Van Summeren won the one-day classic Paris-Roubaix race. It was only his third career win, and his first in nearly four years.

The Masters in numbers

4 – Consecutive birdies by South African Charl Schwartzel to conclude his final round at the Masters, as he finished 14-under to win by two strokes.

50 – Schwartzel’s victory came on the 50th anniversary of Gary Player becoming the first non-American to win at Augusta.

McIlroy had a disastrous sequence between the 10th and 12th holes (image courtesy of Wikipedia)

6 – Shots dropped by Rory McIlroy between the 10th and 12th holes as his challenge disintegrated. He carded a triple bogey on ten, followed by a bogey and a double bogey, and finished with an eight-over-par round of 80.

5 Geoff Ogilvy, who finished tied for fourth on 10-under, had five consecutive birdies between the 12th and 16th holes.

7 Tiger Woods also finished tied-fourth, marking his seventh straight Masters appearance in which he has finished in the top six.

8 – Number of players who held or shared the lead during the final round.

0 – Number of golf’s four majors now held by an American golfer, the first time this has happened since 1994.

The Premier League in numbers

0 – Number of red cards awarded in the weekend’s nine Premier League games.

0 – Number of penalties awarded in the weekend’s nine Premier League games.

Van Persie has 12 goals in 10 PL starts in 2011 (image courtesy of

12Robin van Persie scored his 12th Premier League goal of the season – the first time he has reached this milestone – as Arsenal won 3-1 at Blackpool. All of his goals have come since New Year, in just ten starts.

449Sunderland broke a streak of 449 minutes without scoring when West Bromwich Albion‘s Nicky Shorey put through his own goal at the Stadium of Light. However, West Brom rallied to win 3-2.

7 Stoke‘s 3-2 defeat at Tottenham was their seventh consecutive league defeat away from home.

12Manchester United‘s 2-0 win over Fulham was their 12th straight home league win.

11Aston Villa‘s 1-0 win over Newcastle was their first clean sheet in 11 games.

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


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