The week in numbers: w/e 15/4/12
April 16, 2012 Leave a comment
111 – Nico Rosberg won the Chinese GP in Shanghai, his first Formula 1 win in his 111th race. His father Keke won five Grands Prix from 1982 to 1985, including the drivers’ title in 1982.
3 – The first three Formula 1 races of this season have been won by three different drivers: Jenson Button (Australia), Fernando Alonso (Malaysia) and Rosberg (China). But the championship is led by Lewis Hamilton, who has finished third in each of the three races.
51 – Neptune Collonges became the first grey to win the Grand National since Nicolaus Silver in 1961, 51 years ago.
2 – Number of horses who were put down after falling in the Grand National (Synchronised, According to Pete).
25 – Age of Livorno midfielder Piermario Morosini, who collapsed and died after suffering a cardiac arrest during a Serie B match at Pescara on Saturday. Italian football authorities subsequently postponed the entire weekend’s fixtures.
107 – Real Madrid‘s 3-1 win over Sporting Gijon took them to 107 league goals, equalling the single season record in La Liga. They still have five games remaining.
41 – Cristiano Ronaldo scored once and Lionel Messi twice as both broke the Spanish single-season goalscoring record. The pair each have 41 goals. Real Madrid play Barcelona this weekend.
1 – Rory McIlroy has regained the world number one spot in golf‘s rankings after Luke Donald could only finish joint-37th at the RBC Heritage tournament in the US. Donald needed a top-eight finish to hold on to his place at the top.
27 – Seven-time snooker world champion Stephen Hendry ensured he will extend his own record of consecutive participations at the Crucible Theatre to 27 with a 10-6 qualifying victory over Yu Delu of China.
11 – Jon Clare took 5/17 and 6/40 to finish with match figures of 11/57 as Derbyshire beat Glamorgan by 130 runs in their County Championship encounter.
11 - Hampshire’s David Balcombe took a career-best 8/71 in Gloucestershire’s first innings and followed it up with 3/48 in the second, but still ended up on the losing side as Gloucestershire won by 33 runs.
116 – Hearts beat Celtic 2-1 to set up only the second ever Edinburgh derby in the Scottish Cup final, 116 years after the first (1896).
The Premier League in numbers
11 – Jermain Defoe‘s 33rd-minute goal in Spurs’ 2-1 defeat to Norwich on Easter Monday was the first time he had scored in the first half of a Premier League match in over a year. His previous 11 league goals had all been scored in the second half of games.
150 – Frank Lampard‘s penalty in Chelsea’s 1-1 draw at Fulham on Easter Monday made him the first midfielder to score 150 Premier League goals.
14 – Wigan‘s 1-0 victory over Manchester United ended a woeful run in which they had lost all 14 previous encounters with United, and also ended the champions’ eight-game winning streak.
8 – Sebastien Bassong‘s eighth-minute dismissal was the earliest red card of the Premier League season. Ten-man Wolves consequently lost 3-0 at home to Arsenal.
1 – Sergio Aguero scored his 20th and 21st league goals of the season in Manchester City’s 6-1 win at Norwich. They were his first goals scored outside of Manchester and London, and only his third and fourth outside Manchester.
6 – Manchester City became the first team to score at least six goals in two separate away matches in a season since Manchester United in 1998/99.
47 – Manchester United‘s 4-0 win over Aston Villa was the 47th consecutive home league game in which they had scored, breaking Arsenal’s Premier League record.
10 - United have now won all ten Premier League games that Paul Scholes has started this season.
5 – Blackburn‘s 3-0 defeat at Swansea was their fifth in a row and leaves them one place off the bottom, three points from safety.
The FA Cup semi-finals in numbers
3 – On the three previous occasions that Liverpool have beaten Everton in an FA Cup semi-final, they have gone on to lose the final.
6 - Tottenham‘s 5-1 defeat to Chelsea was their sixth successive FA Cup semi-final defeat, matching the record of Chelsea, who lost six in a row between 1920 and 1966.
10 – Number of times Chelsea and Liverpool have been paired together in domestic and European cup competitions in the last eight seasons.
2 – For the second season in a row, the FA Cup final features two teams – Liverpool and Chelsea – who were due to meet in the league on the same day.
(Some statistics courtesy of Opta Sports, The Times, StatManJon and Infostrada.)