A double century for Trescothick
227 – Marcus Trescothick scored 227 as Somerset defeated Hampshire by eight wickets at Southampton.
5 – In the same match, Jimmy Adams and Liam Dawson became only the fifth Hampshire opening pair to share two century stands (136 and 181) in the same match.
4 – Number of quarterbacks selected in the first 12 picks of the NFL draft. Cam Newton was made the first overall pick by the Carolina Panthers.
31 – Years between New Zealander Mark Todd‘s first Badminton Horse Trials win and his fourth last week. At 55, he is the oldest ever winner of the event.
52 – Lionel Messi scored his 51st and 52nd goals of the season as Barcelona won 2-0 at Real Madrid in the first leg of their Champions League semi-final.
60 – In Schalke 04‘s 2-0 defeat to Manchester United, goalkeeper Manuel Neuer had more touches of the ball (60) than strikers Raúl (28) & Edu (30) combined (58).
0 – Goals conceded by Manchester United in their six Champions League away fixtures this season – the first time any team has ever achieved this.
31 – Barcelona‘s unbeaten run of 31 league games ended with a 2-1 defeat at Real Sociedad. The all-time La Liga record remains at 32, set by Real Sociedad themselves in 1979-80.
4 – All four Champions League semi-finalists – Manchester United, Schalke, Real Madrid and Barcelona – lost their respective league matches last weekend.
Westwood won for the second week in succession (image courtesy of rydercup.com)
2 - Lee Westwood consolidated his position at the top of golf‘s world rankings by winning the Ballantine’s Championship in South Korea by one shot from Miguel Angel Jiménez, his second consecutive tournament victory.
93 - Number of points by which the Essendon Bombers led the Gold Coast Eagles (94-1) after the first quarter of their AFL match last weekend. This surpassed both the highest ever score (previously 81) and largest margin (71) after one quarter in AFL history. Essendon eventually cruised to a 197-58 victory, a week after Gold Coast had won their first ever game.
76 – Age of former British and Commonwealth heavyweight boxing champion Henry Cooper, who died yesterday.
90 – Age of Ted Lowe, the voice of snooker to many fans, who also died yesterday after a short illness.
The Premier League in numbers
Dzeko finally opened his Premier League account
10 – £27m Edin Dzeko scored his first Premier League goal in his tenth appearance for Manchester City as they beat Blackburn 1-0.
2 – Both Chelsea‘s goals in their 2-1 comeback win over Tottenham would have been disallowed if video technology had been available. Frank Lampard‘s shot did not cross the goalline after being fumbled by Heurelho Gomes, and Salomon Kalou was offside in scoring the winner.
17 – Blackpool‘s 0-0 draw with Stoke ended a sequence in which they had both scored and conceded in each of their 17 home league games this season.
4 – Mikel Arteta missed a penalty in Everton‘s 1-1 draw at Wigan. It was the fourth time an Everton player has failed to convert a penalty in the league this season.
10 – Blackburn’s 1-0 win over Bolton snapped a run of ten league games without a win.
117 – Sebastian Larsson‘s goal in the 1-1 draw against Wolves came from Birmingham‘s first shot on target against this opponent this season, after 117 minutes of play.
1 – Nigel De Jong scored his first Manchester City goal in the 2-1 win over West Ham.
(Some statistics courtesy of Opta Sports, The Times, @InfostradaLive and @StatManJon.)