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5 Interesting Numbers From the Weekend's Football Action in Europe

Arjun Singh Devgan
Feb 22, 2021, 2:00 PM GMT+5:30
Manchester City have extended their winning run to 18 in all competitions
Manchester City have extended their winning run to 18 in all competitions | JULIAN FINNEY/Getty Images
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It was a weekend of big derbies in the world of football, with the likes of Inter Milan beating AC Milan in the Serie A, while Everton cruised past Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund swat aside Schalke O4. All the big clubs in Europe were in action and here, we take a look at five of the most interesting numbers from the action.

1. 18

Everton v Manchester City - Premier League
Everton v Manchester City - Premier League | Pool/Getty Images

Manchester City extended their English top-flight record winning streak to 18 games in all competitions, following their 1-0 win over Arsenal in the Premier League on Sunday. In fact, Pep Guardiola's side have outscored their opposition 47-6 during this streak.

2. Everton win at Anfield for the first time since 1999

Liverpool v Everton - Premier League
Liverpool v Everton - Premier League | Pool/Getty Images

Everton's 2-0 win over Liverpool at Anfield ensured that they have now won their first Premier League away game against Liverpool since September 1999, ending a run of 20 such matches without victory. It was also their first win over Liverpool in 24 meetings in all competitions.

3. Lukaku dominates Milan derby

AC Milan v Internazionale - Italian Serie A
AC Milan v Internazionale - Italian Serie A | Soccrates Images/Getty Images

Romelu Lukaku played an important role in Inter beating AC Milan 3-0 in the derby with the Belgian scoring one goal and registering one assist. He becomes the first player to score in five consecutive Milan derbies across all competitions.

4. Messi breaks another record

FC Barcelona v Cadiz CF - La Liga Santander
FC Barcelona v Cadiz CF - La Liga Santander | Alex Caparros/Getty Images

Lionel Messi scored for Barcelona during their 1-1 draw with Cadiz in LaLiga, which meant that has now scored against 38 La Liga clubs, extending his own league record. The Argentinian has scored against 110 different sides for club and country.

5. Jose in trouble?

West Ham United v Tottenham Hotspur - Premier League
West Ham United v Tottenham Hotspur - Premier League | Chloe Knott - Danehouse/Getty Images

Jose Mourinho has secured 81 points after 50 league matches in charge of Tottenham Hotspur, his lowest total at this stage in any managerial stint. The highest was 126 in his first spell at Chelsea, the second-lowest was 95 at Manchester United.

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