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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 The Challenge for Online Sportsbooks

Andrew Cox, Director of Strategic Partnerships for Opta recently spoke to iGaming Business about the challenges for Online Sportsbooks.

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NEWS OptaPro at Sloan Sports Analytics Conference

Two OptaPro representatives will be in Boston, MA next week for the annual Sloan Sports Analytics conference.

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NEWS Opta to Speak at Football Production Conference

Opta's David Collet is to appear on a panel at the Football Production summit at the Stade de France in Paris on 6th March.

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BLOG Numberphile: The Anatomy of a Goal

The hugely popular video blog Numberphile visited Opta recently. The first video in the series is called The Anatomy of a Goal and features an interview with Opta's lead statistician Sam Green.

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Posted by Opta at 09:54

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