1 - Manolo Gabbiadini's strike ended Southampton's run of nine hours & 15 minutes without a Premier League goal at… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 10 minutes ago

0:52 - Shinji Okazaki is the first player to score inside the opening minute of a Premier League match in 2017-18 (… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 22 minutes ago

5 - Christian Benteke has scored more league goals at Anfield as a visiting player (5) than he did as a Liverpool p… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 32 minutes ago

1907-08 - Manchester United have scored 4+ goals in their opening two league games of a season for the first time i… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 1 hours ago

78 - There were just 78 seconds between Romelu Lukaku & Paul Pogba's goals for @ManUtd in this match. Quickfire. https://t.co/atWO3XfF4X 1 hours ago

5 - Romelu Lukaku is the 5th player to score in his first two PL apps for Man Utd (after Ibrahimovic, Martial, Mach… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 1 hours ago

1 - Eric Bailly has netted his first-ever league goal in his 67th top-flight appearance (La Liga & Premier League c… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 2 hours ago

6 - Swansea are unbeaten in their last six PL matches (W4 D2 L0) – their longest unbeaten run in the competition si… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 3 hours ago

12 - Manchester United have kept more clean sheets in 2017 than any other Premier League team (12). Organised. https://t.co/TxitZQT1tc 3 hours ago

2018 - Davinson Sanchez was the only player in the Eredivisie last season to play more than 2000 successful passes… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 21 hours ago

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In the last 12 months, Opta has collected

  • 139,297

    Football goals scored

  • 79,466

    Yellow cards given

  • 5,589

    Red cards given

  • 18,827

    Wickets taken

  • 7,324

    Rugby Union tries scored

  • 3,549

    Rugby League tries scored

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The Opta difference

Our unique collection methodology allows us to produce highly detailed player performance data.

The below widget outlines the main collected actions from the Premier League 2016/2017 season to date. 

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