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Checkatrade Trophy: In Numbers - Key statistics

28 March 2017

126 games, 383 goals, and just one game left to play. The Checkatrade Trophy comes to a close this weekend with Oxford United and Coventry City facing off at Wembley.

Here are some key stats ahead of the 34th League Trophy Final:

Goals

33 – These sides have found the net 33 times on the way to the Final. The Sky Blues have hit 18, while the U’s have scored 15.

19 – Oxford United knocked out the competition’s highest scorers, Luton Town, in the Semi-Final. The Hatters grabbed 19 goals in their seven Checkatrade Trophy fixtures.

9 – The highest-scoring game in the 2016/17 Checkatrade Trophy was a Northern Group D match, coming on the opening night of the tournament. Carlisle United edged a nine-goal thriller, winning 5-4 at Oldham Athletic.

6 – Walsall’s Amadou Bakayoko is the top scorer in the competition this year with six goals. The 21-year-old netted in each of Walsall’s four matches, including a hat-trick against Grimsby Town.  

5 – The highest number of goals scored in a League Trophy Final is five, and that has happened seven times, including last year's showpiece between Barnsley and Oxford.

History

1984 – AFC Bournemouth were the first winners of the Trophy (then called the Associate Members Cup) in 1984, beating Hull City 2-1 at Boothferry Park.

30 – Sunday is Coventry City’s first trip to Wembley Stadium in 30 years. In 1987 they won the FA Cup, beating Tottenham 3-2, before losing in the Community Shield a few months later, 1-0 to Everton.

6 – Carlisle have appeared in the most Trophy finals of any club. They won the title in 1997 and 2011 but have been runners-up four times (1995, 2003, 2006 and 2010).

3 – Bristol City are the most successful club in the competition’s history, having won three titles (1986, 2003 and 2015).

0 – No team has ever lifted the Trophy in back-to-back seasons.

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Attendance

80,841 – The highest attendance for a Trophy Final was back in 1988, when more than 80,000 spectators watched Wolverhampton Wanderers beat Burnley.

70,012 – The number of tickets sold for Sunday's Checkatrade Trophy Final is just over 70,000 (as of Monday 27th March).

59,230 – The attendance for last year’s final between Barnsley and Oxford was nearly 60,000.

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