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Spurs' Semi Final Hoodoo And Other Stats From The Footballing Weekend

Spurs' Semi Final Hoodoo And Other Stats From The Footballing Weekend

Have you calmed down yet?

A Clasico with a last second winner from the greatest player of all time, a six minute hat trick in Serie A, two fantastic FA Cup semi finals, a wonder goal from Sam Clucas. Jeff Stelling begging for a manager to resign, a Liverpool self destuctions and even a cringeworthy pre-game display from Manchester United players.

Just your average weekend of football. We've picked out our five favourite stats from the wealth of games that spread across Saturday and Sunday.

Spurs being Spurs

Spurs defeat to Chelsea on Saturday evening meant that it would be seven FA Cup semi final appearances in a row that had ended in defeat for the white half of North London. Arsenal have won the tournament seven times in that period, with a chance at an eighth coming up at the end of May.

Sanchez really likes Wembley

And while we're on the topic of Arsenal, Alexis Sanchez's winner in extra time made him Arsenal's top scorer at Wembley (with four goals). Theo Walcott and Per Mertesacker are second with two goals apiece, but Sanchez's brace against Reading and goal in the final against Aston Villa in 2015 has him ahead of the rest.

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Fortress KCOM

Since Marco Silva's arrival, only Everton (21) and Tottenham Hotspur (21) have recorded more points at home in the Premier League than Hull City (19).

Hull have a seriously impressive record when they're playing at the KCOM. They sit 12th overall in the 'home' table, but since Silva arrived at the start of January, the Tigers have mauled all around them at home, including Manchester United and Liverpool.

Lukaku Stopped At Last

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Romelu Lukaku loves a goal against West Ham . The Hammers had a hard job to do in stopping the top scorer of this season. But on Saturday, they stopped him for the first time in his Everton career, per Opta.

That's impressive when you consider that he had scored in each of his last nine appearances against the London side.

Benteke really likes Anfield 

Per the Sky Sports statman, Christian Benteke now has as many goals playing in away games at Anfield (4 in 3) as he did while playing at home for Liverpool (4 in 13).

Many Reds fans are still on the fence about Benteke, but he's come back to bite them yet again.

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