5 - Only Danny Welbeck (6) has more scored goals in Euro 2016 qualifiers than Northern Ireland's Kyle Lafferty. Flurry. 33 minutes ago

4 - Kyle Lafferty has scored in four of his five appearances in qualifying so far. Update. 38 minutes ago

1 - Steven Fletcher has scored his first international goal since April 2009 against Iceland. Relief. 43 minutes ago

1 - Lee Casciaro has scored Gibraltar's first ever competitive goal, ending a run of 379 minutes without one. Historic. 52 minutes ago

3 - Kyle Lafferty has scored in three of his four appearances in qualifying so far, and netted in his last two games v Finland. Finisher. 1 hours ago

3 - Scotland have won their last three home competitive games without conceding. Fortress. 1 hours ago

6 - Daniel Johnson has scored six times in his last nine games for Preston North End. Flourish. 3 hours ago

97 - Australia (97) have now won more World Cup matches at Cricket, Football and Rugby Union combined than England. Sweet. #AUSvNZ 7 hours ago

12 - Hull City have conceded more goals from outside the box than any other team in the Premier League. Belters. 7 hours ago

7 - Wales have now gone seven competitive internationals unbeaten (W4 D3) for the first time since Sept 1987 (eight games). Dragons #ISRvWAL 23 hours ago

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    Rugby League tries scored

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