The best statistics of the weekend

We may have missed out on all the usual Premier League drama last weekend but the round of World Cup qualifiers combined with the Football League was just enough to cure our top flight withdrawal symptoms.

The action kicked off with England’s 3-0 win over Scotland at Wembley, courtesy of goals from Daniel Sturridge, Adam Lallana and Gary Cahill, and continued as Northern Ireland trounced Azerbaijan, Wales claimed a score draw¬†with Serbia and Ireland eked out a 1-0 win away in Austria.

Meanwhile, Scunthorpe extended their lead at the top of League One, whilst rock-bottom Chesterfield drifted further away from the pack with a 4-1 defeat at the hands of Sheffield United.

The footballing world has gone nothing short of statistics crazy over the course of the last few years and we at Football FanCast are no different.

With that in mind, here’s a rundown of the best, most shocking and intriguing stats from all the weekend action.