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The 2014/15 Sky Bet Football League opening weekend in numbers

11 August 2014

0 - There were no goalless draws as the Sky Bet Football League kicked off with at least one goal in each of the 36 matches.

1 - David Ball made history on Saturday by scoring Fleetwood Town's first ever goal in Sky Bet League 1.

1 - Mark Robins became the first manager to leave his post in the 2014/15 season, after just one match. He departed Huddersfield Town following a 4-0 home defeat on the opening day.

1 - The first penalty of the 2014/15 Sky Bet Football League season was awarded to Cambridge United. Striker Adam Cunnington failed to score from the spot, though.

2 - Sheffield United's 2-1 defeat to Bristol City was just their second opening-day loss in 12 seasons.

2 - Both teams promoted into The Football League won their opening games of the season; Cambridge 1-0 over Plymouth Argyle and Luton Town by the same scoreline at Carlisle United.

2 - Barnsley's Dale Jennings has received a red card in the last two season-openers.

4 - Derby County's Jeff Hendrick has now scored in each of his last four home league games, after his goal on Saturday against Rotherham United.

6 - Hartlepool United are still yet to beat Stevenage after Pools lost 1-0 at the Lamex Stadium on Saturday. They haven't even scored against Boro in their past five matches.

8 - Eight managers took charge of their team for the first time at the weekend; Sami Hyypia (Brighton and Hove Albion), Bob Peeters (Charlton Athletic), Stuart Pearce (Nottingham Forest), Dave Hockaday (Leeds United), Jose Riga (Blackpool), Micky Mellon (Shrewsbury Town), Michael Appleton (Oxford United) and Rob Edwards (Tranmere Rovers).

9 - Following their 2-0 victory against Leeds United on Saturday, Millwall are now unbeaten in nine Sky Bet Championship matches.

10 - Watford's Troy Deeney has netted 10 goals in his last 10 games at Vicarage Road.

14 - Ipswich Town haven't lost any of the past 14 games in which Daryl Murphy has scored.

15 - Sami Hyypia made his debut in English football against Sheffield Wednesday in 1999. On Saturday, 15 years later, he made his English managerial debut against the Owls.

22 - On Sunday, Andrew Surman made his first league appearance for Norwich City since September 2012, 22 months ago.

25 - Marc Pugh set Bournemouth on their way to a 4-0 victory against Huddersfield by scoring after just 25 seconds.

84 - Tranmere Rovers and York City met at the weekend for the first time since 1989, but it was their 84th meeting overall.

100 - Reading's Shaun Cummings scored the first goal of his professional career against Wigan, in what was his 100th start.

100 - Jake Bidwell made his 100th start for Brentford on Saturday, against Charlton Athletic.

768 - Jake Cassidy's goal for Notts County against Preston North End was the Magpies' first against the Lilywhites since March 2000. They played 768 minutes of football between the two goals.

1,671 - Friday's clash between Blackburn Rovers and Cardiff City was the first of 1,671 Football League matches this term.

1932 - Bournemouth scored four goals on the opening day for the first time sine 1932.

1981 - Exeter City drew 1-1 with Portsmouth at the weekend. They remain winless against Pompey since January 1981, stretching back nine matches.

2008 - Middlesbrough won on the opening day for the first time since 2008 by beating Birmingham City 2-0.

9,690 - The attendance of 9,690 for the match between Brentford and Charlton Athletic was the biggest for a season-opening game at Griffin Park for 42 years.

30,105 - The game between Derby County and Rotherham United at the iPro Stadium had the highest attendance of the weekend in the Sky Bet Football League with 30,105 supporters turning out.

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