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Weekend in numbers

18 August 2014

We take a look at the numbers that make up the weekend's Sky Bet Football League action

1 – Rotherham United's New York Stadium hosted Sky Bet Championship football for the first time ever on Saturday, when the Millers played Wolverhampton Wanderers.

3 – Joe Mason got his third loan spell at Bolton Wanderers off to the perfect start with a fourth-minute goal in their 2-2 draw with Nottingham Forest.

3 – Three penalties were awarded in Saturday's match at the Proact Stadium, where Chesterfield played Rochdale. All three were scored, with the Spireites edging the match 2-1.

3 – Kenwyne Jones managed to score only one goal in his first 11 appearances for Cardiff City in the Premier League, but he already has three goals to his name in the Sky Bet Championship this term.

5 – Barnsley's Martin Cranie scored his first goal since September 2009 – nearly five years ago - in Barnsley's 2-1 win at Crewe Alexandra in Sky Bet League 1.

7 – Neil Adams claimed his first win as Norwich City manager, seven games into his tenure.

7 – Seven of Rotherham's starting XI against Wolves played a part in the Millers' League 2 promotion campaign of 2012/13.

8 – There were three goals in the last eight minutes of Saturday's Sky Bet League 1 match at London Road between Peterborough United and Milton Keynes Dons.

9 – There were nine goals scored in the last 10 minutes of Sky Bet League 2 games, including two injury-time strikes at Shrewsbury Town versus Tranmere Rovers.

11 – Following their 3-2 reverse at Peterborough, Milton Keynes Dons have now been involved in 11 goals in their opening two games. They won their season-opener against Gillingham 4-2.

12 – Nigel Adkins named 12 Academy graduates in Reading's squad on Saturday and one of them – Jake Taylor – scored his first Royals goal, which was enough for three points against Ipswich Town.

16 – Scunthorpe United were defeated at home for the first time in 16 matches as Preston North End won 4-0 at Glanford Park. It was a first home loss since November 2013.

18 – Birmingham City clinched their first home League victory since October 2013, 18 games ago, by beating Brighton and Hove Albion 1-0.

50 – Tom Pope scored the 50th League goal of his second spell with Port Vale on Saturday, netting in the first half of their 3-1 victory at Doncaster Rovers.

2009 – The Football League returned to Kenilworth Road on Saturday for the first time since April 2009.

26,375 – Carrow Road drew in the biggest crowd across The Football League at the weekend with over 26,000 supporters watching their 3-0 victory against Watford.

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