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Weekend in numbers

23 February 2015

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

0 - No goals were scored in the match between Cardiff City and Huddersfield Town, and that was the Bluebirds’ fourth stalemate on the spin which extended their winless run to seven games.

1 - Sheffield Wednesday had only conceded once from a corner this season before Derby scored from two against them on Saturday.

2 - In their defeat at the iPro Stadium, the Owls, who are the Sky Bet Championship’s lowest scorers, netted twice for the first time in six matches.

2 - Brentford got back on track after two defeats in two by beating fellow promotion-chasers Bournemouth 3-1.

3 - Charlton Athletic scored three goals for the second match on the bounce, making it six in two, without conceding.

3 - A Reuben Reid treble inspired Plymouth Argyle to a Devon derby victory against Exeter City, which was their fourth successive triumph.

4 - Chesterfield suffered their fourth defeat on the spin, and their third without scoring, by suffering a 1-0 reverse at Rochdale.

4 - Morecambe beat Newport County 1-0 and that was their fourth victory on the bounce against the Exiles.

4 - Leeds, Reading, Norwich City and Charlton Athletic won away from home in the Sky Bet Championship and all four did so by keeping clean sheets.

4 - Blackburn Rovers had won four home games in a row in all competitions but were denied a fifth by Blackpool, who left with a point after a 1-1 draw at Ewood Park.

5 - Alex Mowatt scored the only goal of the game as Leeds United secured a fifth win in six by beating Middlesbrough 1-0, and that was their third successive away victory.

5 - Darren Ferguson parted ways with Peterborough United after a 3-0 loss at Milton Keynes Dons. Prior to his departure, Ferguson was the fifth longest-serving manager in English football.

5 - Stevenage overcame Southend United for the first time ever on Saturday, in the fifth meeting between the two clubs.

6 - Alex Neil’s good start as Norwich boss continued after picking up a sixth win in eight by beating Watford 3-0 at Vicarage Road.

7 - Sheffield Wednesday have alternated between defeats and draws over their last seven matches after a 3-2 loss at Derby.

7 - Gillingham stretched their unbeaten run to seven matches with a 2-2 draw at Yeovil Town.

7 - Shrewsbury Town’s seven-game spell without a loss was ended when they suffered a 2-1 reverse at Tranmere Rovers.

8 - Cheltenham Town halted their four-match losing streak by drawing with Accrington Stanley, but they’re now without a win in eight games.

9 - Millwall remain winless at home since 25th October, nine games ago, after sharing a goalless draw with Fulham.

9 - Matt Tubbs now has nine goals in eight games against Cambridge United, after bagging a treble in Portsmouth’s 6-2 victory at the Abbey Stadium.

10 - Leeds’ win at The Riverside ended Middlesbrough’s nine-match undefeated spell.

10 - Sky Bet League 1 strugglers Crawley Town had 10 players unavailable for the trip to promotion-chasing Swindon Town but managed to take all three points in a 2-1 victory, which manager Dean Saunders described as their ‘result of the season’.

11 - Sheffield United’s Michael Doyle scored his first goal in 11 months to start the Blades’ fightback against his former club Coventry City.

12 - Portsmouth’s win at Cambridge was only their second away victory of the season. The 6-2 thumping, which was the U’s worst home defeat for just over four years, saw Pompey double their goal tally on the road this term to 12.

13 - After failing to keep a clean sheet for 13 matches, Port Vale kept their opponents out for the second successive game in a 3-0 victory against Doncaster Rovers.

13 - Burton Albion are now 13 games unbeaten and moved back to the summit of Sky Bet League 2 with a 3-1 win at Dagenham & Redbridge.

26 - Leyton Orient saw off Oldham Athletic 3-0 for their first win at home since Boxing Day, and just their third victory of the season at the Matchroom Stadium. 

60 - Carlisle United’s Mark Beck was shown a red card in the Cumbrians’ game against Wycombe Wanderers just 60 seconds after entering the action.

62 - The tussle at the top of the Sky Bet Championship continued as Derby County capitalised on slip-ups from Middlesbrough and Bournemouth, to move onto 62 points and take over at the summit.

66 – The Cherries and MK Dons now share the title of The Football League’s top scorers in 2014/15, with both netting 66 goals so far.

100 - Chris Hughton’s 100th Championship game of his managerial career ended with three points as he watched his Brighton side overcome former employers Birmingham 4-3.

1,000 - Blackpool’s Grant Hall scored the 1,000th goal in the Sky Bet Championship this season and that was the first time he’d found the net as a senior player.

2009 - Andrea Dossena scored his first goal in English football since 2009, finding the net in Leyton Orient’s victory against Oldham. His last goal on these shores came for Liverpool against Manchester United at Old Trafford.

31,628 - The biggest crowd of the weekend in The Football League was at the iPro Stadium, where over 31,000 watched the Rams’ thrilling 3-2 victory against Sheffield Wednesday, which moved them back to the Sky Bet Championship summit.

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