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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 Changing Face of Football Data

Over the past decade the world of football data has changed beyond all recognition. Once the preserve of Championship Manager obsessives and hardcore fans, data and stats have made their way firmly into the mainstream - and affect the way the game is covered, analysed and played across the world.

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NEWS Opta Expand Into South America

Opta's global expansion has continued with the opening of an office and data collection centre in Montevideo, Uruguay.

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NEWS Sydney FC Commits to OptaPro

Leading Hyundai A-League side Sydney FC have reaffirmed their commitment to advanced performance analysis by becoming the first Australian soccer side to integrate OptaPro performance data into their SportsCode software package.

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NEWS Opta Win Social Media Award

Opta have recently been awarded the prize for Best Copywriting at the 2012 Social Buzz Awards.

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