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In Numbers: Matchday 25

29 December 2017

The final fixtures of the year are upon us, and here some of the vital statistics ahead of Matchday 25...

0 - Notts County are now the only side unbeaten at home in the EFL, following Cardiff City’s Championship defeat to Fulham on Boxing Day.

1 - Bristol Rovers drew their first game this season, and their first since 28th February, in their Boxing Day 0-0 at Walsall.

2 - The number of managers sacked following last week’s fixture between Sheffield Wednesday and Middlesbrough. Boro have since appointed Tony Pulis, who takes charge against Aston Villa this weekend.

3 - Heading into 2018, the three divisional leaders have already been confirmed. Wolverhampton Wanderers, Wigan Athletic and Luton Town will respectively lead the way as we enter the New Year.

4 - Leeds United now hold the current longest winning streak in the EFL, picking up maximum points in their last four Championship fixtures. Accrington Stanley, of League Two, have lost four in a row.

5 - Five Friday night fixtures get the final matchday of the season under way. Two in the Championship, two in League One, and one in League Two.

Preview: Matchday 25

9 - The number of assists registered by Marcus Maddison across Peterborough United’s last five outings in all competitions

10 - The number of teams who have lost both fixtures either side of Christmas Day. Cardiff City and Reading were winless in the Championship, while Bradford, Bury, Milton Keynes Dons and Oldham Athletic failed to pick up a point in League One. In League Two, Accrington, Barnet, Chesterfield and Morecambe endured festivities to forget.

11 - Luton extended their club record to 11 EFL away games unbeaten with their 5-0 demolition of Swindon Town on Boxing Day. A trip to Port Vale comes this weekend.

12 - The number of teams who won both fixtures either side of Christmas Day. Brentford, Fulham, Leeds and Middlesbrough claimed six Championship points; Doncaster Rovers, Peterborough, Plymouth Argyle, Rotherham United and Scunthorpe United earned back-to-back League One wins, while Carlisle United, Luton and Yeovil Town mirrored that feat in League Two.

14 - Wigan’s clean sheet in their draw with Shrewsbury Town extended their tally of clean sheets to 14 for the season, an EFL high.

405 - Lincoln City haven’t conceded a goal in 405 minutes of football, with four consecutive clean sheets adding to a second-half shut-out against Port Vale last month.

2017 - Matchday 25 brings the EFL calendar year to a close. See you in 2018!


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