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Christmas in numbers

29 December 2014

We take a look at the numbers that make up the Sky Bet Football League action over the festive period.

0 - Shrewsbury preserved the only unbeaten home record in The Football League by drawing 0-0 with Wycombe Wanderers.

1 - Huddersfield Town haven't won on the road since October 1st after a Boxing Day draw at Rotherham United.

2 - The two home victories in Sky Bet League 1 on Sunday, tabled by Bradford City and Swindon Town, were both 1-0.

2 - Bury hadn't won in five before notching two wins in as many games over Christmas.

2 - Doncaster Rovers won for only the second time on home soil on Boxing Day, when they beat Coventry City 2-0.

3 - All three home wins in the Sky Bet Championship on Sunday were by a 2-1 scoreline.

3 - Stevenage's Charlie Lee has scored three goals in as many matches.

4 - Southend United have kept four successive clean sheets at Roots Hall.

5 - Reading are unbeaten in five home matches against Norwich, with three wins and two draws.

5 - Harry After had only scored once prior to December but he's now netted in each of Bournemouth's last five matches, all of which have been wins. The midfielder's latest goal came on his 25th birthday.

6 - Malky Mackay tasted success for the first time as Wigan boss with a 2-0 victory at Leeds, in what was his sixth game at the helm.

7 - Bradford are now unbeaten in seven in Sky Bet League 1 after back-to-back victories.

7 - Walsall's seven-game undefeated run was ended by Swindon Town on Boxing Day but they reacted well by overcoming Milton Keynes Dons on Sunday.

9 - Portsmouth denied Luton Town a ninth straight home victory by drawing 1-1 at Kenilworth Road.

10 - Watford have scored 10 goals in their last three away games - as many as in their previous nine on the road this term.

10 - Bury front man Ryan Lowe ended a run of 10 goalless games by netting against Mansfield.

11 - Crawley Town are without a win in 11 matches.

11 - Exeter City's 1-0 victory at home to Cheltenham Town on Boxing Day was their first ever win against the Robins, in their 11th meeting.

12 – Northampton’s Marc Richards and Wimbledon’s Matt Tubbs both grabbed two goals in two games to go level at the top of the Sky Bet League goalscoring chart, with 12 each.

12 - After two defeats over the Christmas period, Northampton have now lost 12 of their last 15 games.

13 - MK Dons suffered their first reverse in 13 on Sunday, going down 3-0 at home to Walsall.

14 - Sky Bet Championship leaders Bournemouth are now unbeaten in 14 league games, after two 2-0 victories over Christmas.

20 - Daryl Murphy had Ipswich Town in front inside 20 seconds at Brentford.

22 - Bristol City started 2014 22nd in Sky Bet League 1 with 22 points but will end the year at the summit having already chalked up 48 points this term.

24 - Luke Rooney celebrated his 24th birthday on Sunday with a goal in Luton's 1-1 draw with Portsmouth.

36 - Emily Heskey, 36, came off the bench to inspire Bolton Wanderers to a win against Blackburn on Boxing Day. It was his first appearance in English football since May 2012.

41- Heskey’s new team-mate Darren Pratley found the net after only 41 seconds on Sunday at Huddersfield.

100 - Burton Albion continued their 100 per cent home record on home soil under manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink by seeing off Tranmere Rovers 2-0.

120 - Gary Rowett played for Derby County 120 times between 1995 and 1998 but managed against them on Boxing Day, when his Birmingham side lost 4-0.

447 - Shrewsbury haven't conceded at home in 447 minutes of football.

1957 - On Boxing Day, Brentford and Ipswich met in The League for the first time since February 1957.

1968 - Millwalll have still not won at Norwich since November 1968, after suffering a 6-1 mauling at Carrow Road on Boxing Day.

26,212 - The highest attendance record in The Football League on Sunday was at the City Ground, where Birmingham beat Nottingham Forest 3-1.

32,277 - Middlesbrough's fixture against Forest pulled in the biggest crowd on Boxing Day in The Football League with over 32,000 inside The Riverside. It was the club's biggest gate for five years.

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