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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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NEWS Opta Powered Cricket Rankings Revamped

The Opta powered FTI MVP rankings system has been overhauled in time for the start of the 2013 county cricket season. The system uses Opta's uniquely detailed cricket data to analyse the performances of players around the country on a like-for-like basis.

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Posted by opta at 09:47

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BLOG Product Development Update: Introducing Opta Trends

In the first of a series, Opta's head of betting services, Nathan Gregson, talks about an innovative new product - Opta Trends.

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Posted by Nathan Gregson at 11:24

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GUEST BLOG Story-telling in Sport's Digital Age

The challenge is in meeting the great expectations of a demanding audience, who now want to be informed and entertained but also to be able to participate. Words aren't enough - the expect video and images and they desire data at their fingertips.

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Posted by Jonathan Stevenson at 15:48

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NEWS Opta Appointed Official Data Partner of UK Football

The four UK professional football leagues (Premier League, The Football League, Scottish Premier League and Scottish Football League) have appointed Opta as their official media data collection and distribution partner for three seasons, commencing with the 2013-14 season.

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Posted by Opta at 14:13

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