Stats talk: Sterling smashes four record with after Wembley heriocs
Stats talk: Sterling smashes four record with after Wembley heriocs
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Stats talk: Sterling smashes four record with after Wembley heriocs

Raheem Sterling's heroics against the Czech Republic helped re-write some historical facts as the Three Lions continued resurgence under Gareth Southgate.

The game at Wembley also enabled the 1966 World Cup winners field three of its youngsters in Declan Rice, Jadon Sancho and Callum Hudson-Odoi. 

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Below are a compilation of stats that were recorded on Friday and Saturday in the football arena:  

  • England are unbeaten in their last 18 EURO qualifying matches (W15 D3), winning the last 10 in a row.
  • Jadon Sancho is the third youngest England player to start a competitive international at Wembley, behind only Duncan Edwards (18y 183d) in 1955 and Michael Owen (18y 300d) in 1998.
  • Raheem Sterling has scored with three of his last five shots for England - he had found the net with just two of his first 62 shots for the Three Lions.
  • Sterling's goal ended a sequence of 25 passes, with 10 of England's 11 players touching the ball in the build-up to the goal.
  • Sterling is the first England player to score a hat-trick at Wembley since Jermain Defoe in September 2010 (v Bulgaria), netting with each of his three shots in the game.
  • Hudson-Odoi is the youngest player in the history of the England national team to win his first cap in a competitive match (18y 135d), breaking the record held by Duncan Edwards since April 1955 (18y 183d). 
  • England featured two players aged 18 or younger (Hudson-Odoi and Sancho) in an international match for the first time in 138 years since doing so on February 26th 1881 vs Wales (Thurston Rostron and Jimmy Brown).
  • Sterling is the first England player to score a hat-trick for club and country (vs Watford & Czech Republic) in the same month since Alan Shearer in September 1999 (vs Luxembourg & Sheffield Wednesday).
  • Barnsley have kept 20 clean sheets in a league season for only the second time, also keeping 20 during the 1984-85 campaign under Bobby Collins.
  • Tranmere Rovers striker James Norwood is the fourth player to score 10 goals in English league football in 2019, after Jarrod Bowen, Che Adams and James Collins.

More information from Opta.

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