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The week in numbers: w/e 17/4/11

1Brighton and Hove Albion became the first team in England to secure promotion after twice coming from behind to defeat Dagenham and Redbridge 4-3. Victory put them 16 points clear at the top of League 1.

Raúl has now scored 71 goals in European club competitions (image courtesy of Wikipedia)

71Raúl scored his 71st goal in European competition as Schalke 04 defeated defending champions Inter Milan 2-1 to reach the Champions League semi-final with a 7-3 aggregate win.

10Real Madrid, who won 1-0 at Tottenham (and 5-0 on aggregate) are the only team to have opened the scoring in every single Champions League game they have played this season.

5Porto scored five times in both legs of their Europa League quarter-final victory over Spartak Moscow, Their 5-2 away win came after they had won the home game 5-1 the previous week.

6 – Kevin Na, a South Korean-born American golfer, carded a 16 at the par-four ninth hole at the TPC San Antonio course. It was the worst ever score for a par-four in a PGA Tour event in the US.

Watson hit an ODI record 15 sixes against Bangladesh

15Shane Watson hit a world record 15 sixes in the second one-day international against Bangladesh as Australia won by nine wickets. Watson finished 185 not out off just 96 deliveries.

1Gilly Flaherty scored the only goal of the game as defending champions Arsenal won 1-0 at Chelsea in the inaugural match of the FA Women’s Super League.

4Lewis Hamilton passed defending world champion Sebastian Vettel to take the lead of the Chinese Grand Prix with just four laps remaining to claim his 15th career Formula 1 victory.

210Varun Chopra scored 210, his first career double century, as Warwickshire scored 642 against Somerset, setting up victory by an innings and 382 runs.

20Essex lost all 10 wickets twice on the same day as Middlesex bowled them out for 115 and 215, and cruised to an eight-wicket victory.

2:04:39 – Time taken to complete the London Marathon by Kenya’s Emmanuel Mutai, the fastest ever run in London and the fifth fastest overall.

31Philippe Gilbert became the first cyclist in 31 years to win the Amstel Gold one-day classic in consecutive years.

El Clásico in numbers

25 – Real Madrid’s 1-1 draw with Barcelona was their first home league draw in 25 months (March 2009 vs Atlético).

20 – Barcelona were awarded a penalty in the Bernabéu for the first time in 20 years, since Ronald Koeman scored in October 1991.

Messi scored his first ever goal against a Mourinho side (image courtesy of Wikipedia)

12Lionel Messi scored his first goal against a team managed by José Mourinho, in his 12th such game.

1Cristiano Ronaldo scored his first competitive goal against Barcelona, in his seventh game against them.

1 – This was the first time Real Madrid have failed to win a La Liga game in which Ronaldo has scored.

23% – Real Madrid’s share of possession. It is the first time they have had less than 30% possession in a La Liga match in five years.

22 – The two clásicos this season have produced 20 yellow cards and two reds, more than any other meeting between two La Liga sides.

8 – Barcelona’s lead at the top of the table remains at eight points with just six games remaining.

The Premier League and FA Cup in numbers

3 – Aston Villa’s three away league victories this season have all been 2-1 wins against teams beginning with the letter W – WolvesWigan and now West Ham. They play at West Bromwich Albion in two weeks’ time.

Agbonlahor scored Villa

1Gabriel Agbonlahor became the first Villa substitute to score in the Premier League this season. Villa were the last of the 20 Premier League teams to register a goal by a sub.

16 – In losing 3-1 at home to Wigan, Blackpool have now scored and conceded in all 16 home league games this season.

12Chelsea‘s 3-1 win at West Brom means they have now won 12 straight games in all competitions against the Baggies.

101:48 – Time on the game clock when Dirk Kuyt scored Liverpool‘s equaliser in the 1-1 draw at Arsenal. Robin van Persie had opened the scoring in the 98th minute.

17 – Points dropped by Arsenal at home this season, one more than they have dropped away from the Emirates.

8Yaya Touré scored the only goal in Manchester City‘s 1-0 FA Cup semi-final win over Manchester United. City have won all eight games in which Touré has scored for them.

23 – This was the first time in 23 competitive games this season that United have lost with Rio Ferdinand in the line-up.

1Stoke‘s 5-0 thrashing of Bolton put them into the first FA Cup final in their 148-year history.

2 – Stoke will now play Manchester City in the final on May 14th – the same day they are scheduled to meet in the Premier League. (The league game has been postponed by three days as a result.)

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

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