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1 - Burton are the first side from a lower divison to score against Man Utd at Old Trafford since Crystal Palace in Nov 2011. Consolation. 13 hours ago

90 - This is the first time Jack Wilshere has completed 90 minutes in a match for Arsenal since September 23 2014 (vs Southampton). Back. 13 hours ago

1 - Michy Batshuayi is the first Chelsea player to score a League Cup hat-trick since Frank Lampard against Leicest… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 13 hours ago

17y 6d - Ethan Ampadu is the youngest player to make an appearance for Chelsea since Michael Woods in Jan 2007 (also v Nottm Forest). Youth. 14 hours ago

3 - Dominic Calvert-Lewin has been directly involved in all three of Everton's domestic goals this season, with 1 goal and 2 assists. Busy. 14 hours ago

1 - Charly Musonda has scored his first Chelsea goal in his third appearance and first start for the club. Arrival. 14 hours ago

4 - Marcus Rashford has now scored four braces for Man Utd, with each one coming in a different competition. Range. https://t.co/zkOdAPoHCw 15 hours ago

30 - Only Zlatan Ibrahimovic (37) has been directly involved in more @ManUtd goals than Marcus Rashford (30) since his debut. Starlet. 15 hours ago

3 - Jose Mourinho has only fallen at this stage of the #EFLCup in 1 of his previous 7 seasons; a shootout defeat v… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 15 hours ago

493 - Jack Wilshere is set to make his first start for Arsenal since May 15th 2016 vs Aston Villa - 493 days ago. P… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 16 hours ago

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NEWS AIG Rugby Innovation Challenge competition launched

Starting today, software developers who want to help change the way fans around the world experience rugby can submit their Opta-data fueled apps to the AIG Rugby Innovation App Challenge at http://aigrugby.challengepost.com.

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BLOG Event Horizon

The biggest TV shows, the most high profile films and the latest big novel - all are trailed and teased to within an inch of their life prior to release. It didn't used to be like that - when Den served Angie those divorce papers on Xmas Day all those years ago it was a genuine shock. When Bruce..

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NEWS Opta Announces AIG Rugby Innovation Challenge

Opta is collaborating with AIG, a leading global insurance company, New Zealand Rugby and USA Rugby to launch the AIG Rugby Innovation Challenge, a contest to harness rugby data into the hands of fans via useful, engaging apps.

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NEWS Opta to attend upcoming US conferences

Opta's Head of Professional Rugby Angus McNab will be at two upcoming conferences in the US during the coming weeks.

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