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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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BLOG Product Development Update: Creating Basic Opta Trends

In the second post of the series, Nathan Gregson, Opta’s Betting Product Manager, walks readers through the product building a simple trend step-by-step.

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Posted by Nathan Gregson at 09:38

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NEWS Three in the Running for Gatorade Game Changer

Three stunning performances from Aviva Premiership Rugby players have earned them a place on the shortlist for the Gatorade Game Changer of the Season trophy at this year's Aviva Premiership Awards.

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Posted by Opta at 13:34

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NEWS Opta and adidas Create Unique Partnership to Define "The Engine"

Based on the adidas insight, Opta have helped to reveal the fundamental character of 'The Engine' by finding out how to measure and quantify his performances.

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Posted by Opta at 13:55

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BLOG Getting Them There Is Not Enough

When I first started in sports journalism, holding on to an exclusive story was pretty easy. Newspapers were printed twice, maybe three times a night. If you held your story back for the last edition none of your rivals would be able to react. For a whole day your paper would be the only place wh..

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Posted by Mark Segal at 14:50

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