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In numbers: Matchday 28

19 January 2018

With another weekend of action upon us, we've crunched the numbers and provided a few facts and figures heading into Matchday 28...

2.3 – Luton Town have averaged the most goals per game of any EFL team this season, having scored 62 in their 27 Sky Bet League Two encounters.

3 – All three divisional leaders failed to win last weekend. Wolves and Wigan drew against Barnsley and Peterborough respectively, while Luton lost out to 22nd-placed Chesterfield.

12 – The number of matches it took for Northampton Town to earn victory over Bradford City. Last weekend’s win over the Bantams was the club’s first since 2010.

16 – Last Friday’s Steel City derby was the first in 16 years to finish without a goal. The 2001/02 season produced successive goalless encounters but there had been at least one strike in every match since.

17 – Peterborough United’s Jack Marriott is the EFL’s leading goalscorer, having scored 17 goals in 27 appearances. Matej Vydra, Leon Clarke, Danny Hylton and Billy Kee are all hot on his heels with 15.

39 – Out of the 72 clubs in the EFL, 39 of them have had Sky Bet Player of the Month nominees within their ranks. Leading the way are Blackburn Rovers and Luton Town, who have had four in the first five months, while Derby, Wolves and Wigan have each had three.

60 – It has been 60 days since Bury last scored a Sky Bet League One goal. Since Greg Leigh’s winner against Shrewsbury in November, the Shakers have suffered one draw and seven defeats.

84 – Of players to have scored eight or more league goals this season, no player in the EFL is better at hitting the target than Charlie Mulgrew. The Blackburn Rovers skipper has forced the keeper into a save, or scored, with 84 per cent of his 19 efforts (16), leading to 11 goals in total.

136 – At the time of writing, the number of transfers that have involved clubs from the EFL so far this January, including permanents moves, loan transfers and the acquisition of free agents.

2494 – The total of goals scored in the EFL this season. Sky Bet League Two has seen more than any other division with 847, while the Sky Bet Championship has been the lowest scoring, with 813.

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