The Season In Numbers
A statistical summary of the 2011/12 campaign.
With newfound goal-machine Nikica Jelavic sporting the no.7 shirt, and the Blues finishing the season in seventh place, seven might just be a new lucky number for supporters of Everton Football Club.
But what other numbers tell the story of the 2011/12 campaign? We asked our stats man, Gavin Buckland, to find out…
1 times the Toffees have won three successive matches 2-0 in their history thanks to victories over Swansea, Sunderland and West Brom in March
1 occasions Goodison Park has hosted an FA Cup tie on a Friday night. The Blues defeated Fulham 2-1 at the stadium in the fourth round in January
4 goals scored by Anichebe after coming on as a substitute over the course of the campaign. A fifth was later credited as an own goal, but the Nigerian still became Everton's all-time leading goalscorer from the bench
5 successive away games Nikica Jelavic scored in during March and April, the best sequence by an Everton player for 35 years
6 minutes from the kick-off it took us to score twice against Blackpool in the FA Cup in February, the second-shortest time taken to obtain a two-goal lead in the Club’s history. The quickest was when we were 2-0 up after five minutes against Chelsea in March 1970
7 straight home draws in cup competitions - three in the League Cup and four in the FA Cup - the most ever in a single campaign
11 goals scored by Jelavic between 1 January and the end of the season, equalling the highest tally by an Everton player in that time frame in the Premier League era. Andrei Kanchelskis previously had the record to himself, having hit 11 in the second half of the 1995/96 campaign
13 successive league goals scored by Everton in the final four home games of the season - a sequence only ended by Tony Hibbert’s own goal against Newcastle!
18 different goalscorers in the league - the highest of all 20 teams
70 games Everton went without recording a goalless draw before May’s trip to Wolves
97:04 minutes on the clock when Royston Drenthe notched Everton’s latest goal of the season to complete a 3-1 win against Wigan in September
183 successive Premier League appearances by Tim Howard by the end of the campaign, equalling the league record held by Liverpool stopper Pepe Reina. The American has not missed a top-flight game since September 2007
5,000 total league points amassed by the Blues in their history at the end of the season
40 conceded – the joint-third lowest in the Premier League
27 scored from right-foot shots
13 scored from left-foot shots
10 scored from headers
31 scored from open play
5 scored from penalty kicks
2 own goals which came courtesy of opposition players
13 scored from inside the six-yard box
31 scored from inside the 18-yard box
6 scored from outside the 18-yard box
28 scored in front of the Goodison Park faithful
22 scored on the road
18 scored before the break
32 scored after the break
*League goals only
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