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7 - Qatari forward Almoez Ali has scored seven goals at the 2019 Asian Cup; the last player to score more in a single AFC Asian Cup finals tournament was Ali Daei in 1996 (8 for Iran). Lethal.
224 - Since his Real Madrid debut in January 2007, Gonzalo Higuaín has scored 224 goals in the top five European leagues; only Lionel Messi (390), Cristiano Ronaldo (378), Edinson Cavani (239) & Zlatan Ibrahimovic (237) have scored more. Prolific.
2002 - Southampton have been knocked out of the third round of the #FACup by a side from a lower division than themselves for the first time since 2001-02 when Rotherham United beat them 2-1. Elimination. #SOUDER
8 - Harry Wilson has scored eight goals from outside the box for Derby County in all competitions this season, at least twice as many as any other player in the top four tiers of English football in 2018-19. Specialist. #FACup #SOUDER
136 - There were just 136 seconds between Stuart Armstrong opening the scoring and Nathan Redmond doubling Southampton's lead against Derby. Quickfire. #FACup #SOUDER
5 - Southampton have won none of their five #FACup matches against Derby County (D2 L3), conceding exactly two goals in four of those games. Rematch.
13 - Son Heung-Min has been directly involved in 13 goals in his last nine appearances for club and country (7 goals, 6 assists). Vital. #AsianCup2019
6 - Newcastle managed more shots on target in extra-time against Blackburn (6) than they did in the 90 minutes of standard play (4). Surge. #BLANEW
4 - Newcastle United have scored four goals in an FA Cup match for the first time since January 2008, in a third round replay against Stoke City. Fab. #BLANEW
10174 - Tyrese Campbell has scored his first ever FA Cup goal, 10174 days after father @1kevincampbell scored his first in the competition (Arsenal vs Cambridge, March 1991). Legacy.
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