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The Season In Numbers

A statistical summary of the 2011/12 campaign.

The Season In Numbers
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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

2  Everton debuts made by Steven Pienaar against Wigan, in 2007 and 2012. Coincidently, Victor Anichebe netted in both games

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

300  Everton appearance landmark reached by both Tony Hibbert and Leon Osman during the 2011/12 campaign

5,000  total league points amassed by the Blues in their history at the end of the season

THE GOALS*

50  scored

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

For more interesting stats and facts about Everton, follow Gavin on Twitter (@GavinBuckland1).

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