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3 - Yakubu is one of only three teenagers to have scored a hat-trick in the Champions League (19y 306d for Maccabi… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 13 minutes ago

17 - Ryan Sessegnon was the first 17-year old to score a hat-trick within the top four tiers of English league foot… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 2 hours ago

3 - Sheffield United's Leon Clarke was the first player to score a hat-trick and still end up on the losing side in… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 2 hours ago

3 - Sheffield United 4-5 Fulham last night saw both Leon Clarke & Ryan Sessegnon score hat-tricks; the first time w… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 2 hours ago

6 - Six of the 10 youngest English players to make their Champions League debut, have done so whilst playing for Ar… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 2 hours ago

8 - Harry Kane is only the third player to score as many as eight goals in their first eight appearances in the Cha… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 3 hours ago

100 - Mauricio Pochettino has won his 100th game in charge of Tottenham Hotspur, in what was his 182nd game in char… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 12 hours ago

3 - Liverpool have let a three-goal lead slip in a competitive match for the first time since May 2014 against Crys… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 13 hours ago

4 - Phil Foden is the 4th youngest English player to make an appearance in the Champions League (17y 177d). Only Ja… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 13 hours ago

39 - Harry Kane has now scored 39 goals in 38 competitive appearances for Tottenham Hotspur during 2017. Special. https://t.co/0AE0NAIOlq 14 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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