Sky Bet EFL essential stats: Birmingham feeling the Blues
By Paul Harrison
Last Updated: 05/10/17 2:46pm
Each week we'll be taking a look back at some essential stats from the weekend's action in the Sky Bet Championship, League One and League Two...
Birmingham feeling the Blues
Since Birmingham sacked Gary Rowett in Dec 2016, they have had the lowest win percentage of the 18 ever-present Championship sides:
They have used 40 different players in their subsequent 36 Championship games - only Lukas Jutkiewicz (7) and Che Adams (4) have managed more than three goals in that period.
They have scored twice on just four occasions, failing to score more than two goals at any point. Fourteen of the 36 games saw them fail to score.
The 6-1 defeat at Hull on Saturday was their heaviest since losing 8-0 v Bournemouth at St Andrew's in Oct 2014 - the game prior to Rowett's appointment.
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Gary Hooper has scored nine goals in nine career apps v Leeds - three more than against any other side he has faced in his English career. His double on Sunday was the fourth time he has scored exactly two goals against Leeds.
Bolton have made their worst start to a season for 115 years. They have lost their last eight games in a row (failing to score in their last seven) - their longest run of consecutive league defeats since Nov 1902-Jan 1903.
Bristol City are unbeaten in their last nine Championship games - their longest unbeaten run at this level since Aug-Oct 1975. That season resulted in their last promotion to the top division, as old Div 2 runners-up.
Shrewsbury are the only unbeaten EFL team and have made their best start to a season in their 67-year Football League history.
Plymouth have gone nine league games without a win - their longest league run without one for over six years (12 games), Apr-Sept 2011.
Charlton's Tariqe Fosu scored a 'perfect hat-trick' in 3-1 win v Fleetwood (A) - the third treble scored by an Addicks player in 2017.
Port Vale are without a win in 10 league games - their longest run without a league win for nearly 10 years since Jan-Mar 2008.
Coventry kept their seventh league clean sheet this season - an EFL joint high (with Scunthorpe and Wigan).
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