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OptaJoe

Bio 1 - The official Twitter page for Opta Sports football coverage. Illuminating.
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Account created 04-06-2009 12:43:23
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Twitter Web Client : 24 - Since the 1966 World Cup, the most passes in the build-up to a goal is 24, set by Argentina in the 2006 World Cup before Esteban Cambiassos goal against Serbia. Liquid. #OptaWCCountdown

TweetDeck : 1 - Amongst Portuguese Primeira Liga defenders in 2017-18, Ricardo Pereira ranked joint-first for tackles per 90 (3.9) and first for dribbles completed per 90 (1.9). Foxy.

TweetDeck : 1 - Chelsea are the first team to win the FA Cup after finishing runners-up in the previous season since Arsenal in 2002. Bouncebackability. #FACupFinal

TweetDeck : 1 - Eden Hazards penalty is the first time since the 1982 replay between Spurs and QPR that the only goal of an FA Cup final came from the spot (Glenn Hoddle). Decisive. #FACupFinal

TweetDeck : 1 - Jose Mourinho has lost his first ever domestic cup final in England, winning each of his previous five (excl comm shield). Blunted.

TweetDeck : 8 - Chelsea have won their 8th FA Cup and their first since 2012, level with Tottenham - only Man Utd (12) and Arsenal (13) have won more. Carefree. #FACupFinal

TweetDeck : 19 - No Chelsea player attempted more passes in the first-half than Thibaut Courtois (19 - level with Cesc Fabregas). Deep. #FACupFinal

TweetDeck : 11 - Alexis Sanchez only attempted 11 passes in the first-half, the fewest of any Man Utd player including David De Gea (12). Peripheral. #FACupFinal

TweetDeck : 17 - Only in 14/15 (19) has Eden Hazard scored more goals in all competitions for Chelsea than in the current campaign (17). Potent. #FACupFinal

TweetDeck : 1 - Eden Hazard's penalty was the first scored in an FA Cup final since Ruud van Nistelrooy for Man Utd v Millwall in 2004 (excl shootouts). Spotted. #FACupFinal

TweetDeck : 22 - Olivier Giroud has been directly involved in 22 goals in his 26 FA Cup appearances (15 goals, 7 assists), more than any other player in the competition since his debut. Magnifique. #FACupFinal

TweetDeck : 8 - Alexis Sanchez has scored eight goals in his eight games at Wembley Stadium for club and country, including six in five FA Cup appearances at the ground. Stage. #FACupFinal

TweetDeck : 3 - This is the third time Chelsea and Man Utd have met in the FA Cup final, making it the joint-most played final in the history of the competition (Arsenal vs Liverpool, Arsenal vs Newcastle and Aston Villa vs West Brom also three). Familiar. #FACupFinal

TweetDeck : 13 - This is Chelsea’s 13th appearance in the showpiece – they lost last year’s final against Arsenal and could become the first team to lose consecutive FA Cup finals since Newcastle in 1998 and 1999. Unwanted. #FACupFinal

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TweetDeck : 20 - This will be Manchester United’s 20th FA Cup final – a joint-record with Arsenal, while only the Gunners (13) have won the trophy more than the Red Devils (12). Giants. #FACupFinal

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Twitter Web Client : 26 - The number of matches to have gone to a penalty shootout in World Cup history: Argentina and Germany have both won the most (four each). Pressure. #OptaWCCountdown

Twitter Web Client : 14 - Swansea City picked up 14 fewer points in Carlos Carvalhals final nine games in charge (3) compared with his first nine matches as boss (17). Departed.