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2 - Marko Arnautovic is only the 2nd player to be sent off twice against Southampton in the Premier League, alongside @SolManOfficial. Red. 7 minutes ago

1 - Manolo Gabbiadini's strike ended Southampton's run of nine hours & 15 minutes without a Premier League goal at… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 31 minutes ago

0:52 - Shinji Okazaki is the first player to score inside the opening minute of a Premier League match in 2017-18 (… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 43 minutes ago

5 - Christian Benteke has scored more league goals at Anfield as a visiting player (5) than he did as a Liverpool p… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 53 minutes ago

1907-08 - Manchester United have scored 4+ goals in their opening two league games of a season for the first time i… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 1 hours ago

78 - There were just 78 seconds between Romelu Lukaku & Paul Pogba's goals for @ManUtd in this match. Quickfire. https://t.co/atWO3XfF4X 1 hours ago

5 - Romelu Lukaku is the 5th player to score in his first two PL apps for Man Utd (after Ibrahimovic, Martial, Mach… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 1 hours ago

1 - Eric Bailly has netted his first-ever league goal in his 67th top-flight appearance (La Liga & Premier League c… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 2 hours ago

6 - Swansea are unbeaten in their last six PL matches (W4 D2 L0) – their longest unbeaten run in the competition si… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 3 hours ago

12 - Manchester United have kept more clean sheets in 2017 than any other Premier League team (12). Organised. https://t.co/TxitZQT1tc 4 hours ago

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Opta’s Expected Goals Makes its Way Into Mainstream Media

Now the 2017/18 season is underway, more examples can be seen of the media using expected goals to inject a greater level of insight into their articles. Below illustrate some of the ways expected goals have been used in recent football coverage.

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Advanced metrics: Expected Goals

As part of Opta’s commitment to offering greater detail to sports fans across the world, we have been working on some advanced metrics that help explain the game in more detail.

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Beyond Heatmaps: What's Next for Football Data Event Review

On Tuesday 11th July Opta hosted an event at the May Fair Hotel, London entitled “Beyond Heatmaps: What’s Next for Football Data.”

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NEWS Opta Match Experience Review

On Wednesday (5th July), Opta held The Opta Match Experience, an 11-a-side fixture that was hosted at Sutton United’s Knights Community Stadium. Journalists and other sports media professionals were invited to play in the game that Opta analysed to the highest level of detail, matching what they o..

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