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Martin Tyler's stats: Goalless draws, youngest Merseyside derby scorers
Last Updated: 29/03/17 12:32pm
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Would Tom Davies be the youngest player to score in a Merseyside derby? Would Jermain Defoe be the oldest player to score for England at a major tournament if he found the net at the 2018 World Cup?
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I was at Wembley on Sunday to see England's 2-0 win over Lithuania. They are now unbeaten in 34 qualifying matches and it was a 12th consecutive home win in qualifiers.
Joe Hart earned his 70th cap and is chasing down Gordon Banks (73), David Seaman (75) and could beat those this year. Peter Shilton on 125 may not be out of reach, as Joe is still only 29.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain earned his first cap for almost 18 months, his 25th in all, and he remains unbeaten in England colours. That's the best run ever for an England international at the start of their career.
Jermain Defoe scored his first England goal for four years and England have now beaten Lithuania 4-0, 3-0 and 2-0 - so it will be 1-0 in October if the sequence keeps going. The nine goals in those games have been scored by nine players - Rooney, Welbeck, Sterling, Kane, Barkley, Arlauskis (og), Oxlade-Chamberlain, Defoe and Vardy.
England are now the only country not to have conceded a goal in the European Qualifiers after Germany conceded in Azerbaijan on Sunday.
Youngest derby scorers
If Tom Davies scores against Liverpool, would that make him the youngest player to net in the Merseyside derby in the Premier League? (Pete Morgan)
MARTIN SAYS: Not quite. Davies would be the third youngest player to score in the derby, behind Francis Jeffers and Danny Cadamarteri.
Cadamarteri is the youngest player to score in the fixture in the Premier League, netting at the age of 18 years and six days as Everton beat Liverpool 2-0 in October 1997. I commentated on that goal.
Jeffers was 18 years and 67 days old when he scored for Everton in a 3-2 defeat to Liverpool in April 1999.
Davies will be 18 years and 275 days old when the latest Merseyside derby is played, live on Sky Sports on Saturday.
Robbie Fowler is the youngest Liverpool player to score in the derby at 18 years and 338 days while Romelu Lukaku was 20 years and 194 days old when he scored for Everton in November 2013.
However, Liverpool's Ben Woodburn could of course become the first 17-year-old to score in a Premier League Merseyside derby.
Youngest scorers in Merseyside derby
|18/10/97||Everton||Danny Cadamarteri||18 years, six days|
|03/04/99||Everton||Francis Jeffers||18 years, 67 days|
|13/03/94||Liverpool||Robbie Fowler||18 years, 338 days|
|23/11/13||Everton||Romelu Lukaku||20 years, 194 days|
Liverpool are unbeaten in their last 12 encounters against Everton. Is this their current longest unbeaten run against a Premier League team? (Adam)
MARTIN SAYS: Yes it is. Their 12-match unbeaten run against Everton stretches back to October 2010 when they lost 2-0 at Goodison Park.
Liverpool have also not lost in 10 matches against Sunderland and have not been beaten in their last nine against Tottenham.
They are unbeaten in seven against West Brom and five against both Chelsea and Manchester City.
Liverpool's unbeaten run is even longer in home matches against Everton. They haven't lost to them this century. Everton's last win at Anfield was in September 1999.
I'm a Middlesbrough fan and was wondering if we are on for a record number of 0-0s this season? (Terry)
MARTIN SAYS: Boro have had five goalless draws this season, but still have a way to go before they set a record.
Three teams have drawn nine games 0-0 in a Premier League campaign - Sheffield United in 1993/94 (a 42-game season), Leeds United in 1996/97 and Sunderland in 2014/15.
Middlesbrough have drawn 10 games in total - a joint league high with Manchester United, but Sheffield United were relegated in the 1993/94 season after drawing 18 of their 42 games.
Leeds managed to finish in mid-table in 1996/97, despite scoring just 28 goals while Sunderland avoided the drop in 2014/15 after drawing 17 of 38 games.
What's the record for goals from substitutes in a PL season? (Jack Peters)
MARTIN SAYS: Eight substitutes have scored for Arsenal so far this season, and it's the Gunners who hold the record of 15 in a Premier League campaign along with Liverpool and Manchester City.
Arsenal achieved the feat in 2009/10, Liverpool in 2015/16 and City when they won the Premier League in 2011/12.
Olivier Giroud has weighed in with four goals from the bench for the Gunners this season while Christian Benteke scored six as a substitute for Liverpool in 2015/16.
City were helped in their title bid in 2011/12 by substitute goals from Edin Dzeko (4), Adam Johnson (3) and Mario Balotelli (3).
Chelsea had 13 substitutes scoring in 2003/04 when they finished as runners-up behind Arsenal while Tottenham had the same number in 2007/08.
Most substitute scorers
|Liverpool 15/16||Man City 11/12||Arsenal 09/10|
|Benteke (6)||Dzeko (4)||Bendtner (2)|
|Origi (4)||Johnson (3)||Rosicky (2)|
|Sturridge (1)||Balotelli (3)||Fabregas (2)|
|Ings (1)||Aguero (2)||Ramsey (2)|
|Lallana (1)||Milner (1)||Arshavin (2)|
|Firmino (1)||Nasri (1)||Walcott (1)|
|Allen (1)||Savic (1)||Nasri (1)|
|Total: 15||Total: 15||Fran Merida (1)|
Chelsea have scored 158 substitute goals in Premier League history. That's more than any other club.
There's still a long way to go, but would Jermain Defoe be England's oldest scorer at a major tournament if he scored at the World Cup in Russia? (Eddie)
MARTIN SAYS: England's current oldest scorer at a major tournament is Tom Finney at the age of 34 years and 344 days at the 1958 World Cup.
If Defoe scores at the 2018 World Cup he will be 35, and only a few months away from turning 36 in October.
In fact, Finney is the only player over the age of 33 to score for England at a major tournament.
Wilf Mannion was 32 years and 39 days old when he netted at the 1950 World Cup while Trevor Brooking scored at the 1980 European Championships at the age of 31 years and 259 days.
Matt Upson, David Beckham and Wayne Rooney all make it into the top 10.
Upson was 31 years and 70 days old when he scored in a 4-1 defeat to Germany at the 2010 World Cup.
Beckham was 31 years and 54 days old when he netted against Ecuador at the 2006 World Cup and Rooney was 30 years and 246 days when he scored against Iceland at Euro 2016. In fact, Rooney turns 32 in October and could become the second oldest player behind Finney were he to score in Russia.
Gary Cahill could also potentially score at the age of 32, while Jamie Vardy could become another 30-something to score at a major tournament.
Oldest England scorers at major tournaments
|1958 World Cup||Thomas Finney||USSR||34 years, 344 days|
|1950 World Cup||Wilf Mannion||Chile||32 years, 39 days|
|1980 Euros||Trevor Brooking||Spain||31 years, 259 days|
|1954 World Cup||Ivor Broadis||Belgium||31 years, 181 days|
|1954 World Cup||Jimmy Mullen||Switzerland||31 years, 165 days|
|1988 Euros||Bryan Robson||Netherlands||31 years, 155 days|
|2010 World Cup||Matt Upson||Germany||31 years, 70 days|
|2006 World Cup||David Beckham||Ecuador||31 years, 54 days|
|2016 Euros||Wayne Rooney||Iceland||30 years, 246 days|