The week in numbers: w/e 1/4/12
April 2, 2012 Leave a comment
32 – Age of Aston Villa captain Stiliyan Petrov, who was diagnosed with acute leukemia last week.
56 – Jail sentence (in days) handed down to 21-year old student Liam Stacey, who made malicious and racist posts on Twitter in the wake of Fabrice Muamba‘s on-pitch heart attack two weeks ago.
1 – Sri Lanka beat England by 75 runs in the first Test at Galle to record their first win on home soil since Muttiah Muralitharan’s retirement in July 2010.
18 – Number of England wickets to fall to Sri Lanka spinners Rangana Herath (12) and Suraj Randiv (six), including all ten in the second innings.
32 – In weeks, the length of the ban awarded to Northampton’s Calum Clark for foul play for a deliberate act which fractured an opponent’s elbow last month.
0 - Apoel Nicosia had no touches in the opposition box and no goal attempts against Real Madrid in their 3-0 Champions League quarter-final first leg defeat.
3 – Tom Boonen won his third Tour of Flanders – one of European cycling’s five ‘Monuments’ – his third one-day Classics victory in the space of ten days.
1 – Points required by Celtic to clinch the Scottish Premier League title after their 2-0 win over St Johnstone.
0 – Andy Murray did not earn a single break point as he was defeated 6-1 7-6 by world number one Novak Djokovic in the final of the Sony Ericsson Open in Key Biscayne, Florida.
100 – Real Madrid‘s 5-1 victory at Osasuna moved them to 100 league goals for the season, which they have achieved in a record 30 games. The other teams in the Primera Liga have averaged just 37 goals each.
1 – Hunter Mahan clinched victory in the Houston Open by a single-stroke in the final major tournament before this week’s Masters.
The Premier League in numbers
69 – Adel Taarabt scored his first Premier League goal with his 69th shot of the season in QPR’s 2-1 win over Arsenal.
1,035 – Fernando Torres scored the final goal in Chelsea’s 4-2 win at Aston Villa, his first Premier League goal in 1,035 minutes.
3 – Bolton Wanderers‘ 3-2 win at Wolves was their third consecutive league win, the first time they have managed this since December 2006.
29 – Norwich‘s 2-1 defeat at Fulham was the 29th consecutive away game in which they have conceded, a new Premier League record.
9 – Jose Reina became only the ninth goalkeeper to be sent off more than once in the Premier League, as Liverpool lost 2-0 at Newcastle.
14 – Liverpool, eighth in the Premier League, are 14 points away from the relegation places, closer than they are to the Champions League spots.
1 – Sunderland‘s 3-3 draw at the Etihad Stadium was the first ever time they have avoided defeat away to Manchester City in the Premier League, on their eighth visit.
14 – Swansea have failed to win on any of their 14 visits to White Hart Lane, including yesterday’s 3-1 defeat by Spurs.
(Some statistics courtesy of Opta Sports, The Times, StatManJon and Infostrada.)