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Play-Off Final: In numbers

The facts and figures ahead of Coventry City versus Exeter City

28 May 2018

With Monday's Sky Bet League Two Play-Off Final approaching, and with a little help from Opta, we've crunched the numbers ahead of Coventry City versus Exeter City.

0 - Coventry City didn’t lose any game in which they scored first this season, winning 20 and drawing two.

1 - This is Coventry City’s first ever appearance in the play-offs.

2 - Mark Robins visits Wembley with the Sky Blues for the second time, guiding them to Checkatrade Trophy success under the arch last year.

2 - Exeter City are appearing in their second successive League Two Play-Off Final, the first team to do since Blackpool in 1991 and 1992.

3 - Last year’s defeat was one of three Wembley visits for Exeter, who lost the Conference Play-Off Final in 2007, before winning it a year later.

5 - Fourth-placed Exeter finished the season on 80 points, five more than Coventry accumulated in sixth position.

6 - Exeter’s longest winning run came early in the season, triumphing six times in a row across August and September.

8 - In eight of the last nine League Two Play-Off Finals, the team scoring first has gone on to clinch promotion.

8 - Coventry won back-to-back matches eight times this season, but only once did they extend their winning run to three games.

12 - Exeter boss Paul Tisdale is in his 12th season in charge at St James Park.

19 - Jayden Stockley is Exeter’s highest goalscorer, firing home 19 goals for the Grecians this term.

23 - Marc McNulty has netted 23 league goals this term to lead the Coventry goalscoring charts.

47 - Only the top two – Accrington and Luton – conceded fewer goals (46) than Coventry this term. Goalkeeper Lee Burge and defender Jordan Willis were recognised in the League Two Team of the Season.

59 - This season was the first time the pair had met in league competition since 1959. Both teams claimed home wins.

1998 - In the 1998/99 season, Paul Tisdale and Mark Robins were teammates at Greek side Panionios.

2011 - Stevenage’s win seven years ago was the last time that the sixth-placed team won the League Two Play-Off Final. Three sixth-placed clubs have lost in the final since.

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