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Martin Tyler's stats: Norwich City's dismal penalty-taking record
Plus, players to have scored and got sent off
Last Updated: 20/02/19 11:26am
Which team is statistically the worst at scoring penalties? Who are the youngest and oldest coaches to manage in the Premier League? Martin knows.
The Sky Sports commentator has the answers to those questions and more in his weekly stats column, and don't forget to try his tricky teaser in the video above.
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Martin's Starting Stats
Firstly, just a quick thank you to The Times' Bill Edgar for giving me these stats that appeared after Monday's night's FA Cup fifth-round clash between Chelsea and Manchester United - in all eight ties in the fifth round of the FA Cup, the clubs with the higher league position have gone through.
That is only the third time that has happened in the fifth round since the Second World War, 1950 and 2002 being the other occasions.
Meanwhile, Manchester United completed the set of all eight away teams scoring and that last happened on an original fifth round 30 years ago. The teams that scored away in the fifth round in 1988/89 were Everton, Brentford, Manchester United, West Ham, Liverpool, Sheffield United, Grimsby and Nottingham Forest.
Canaries pay the penalty
Norwich have missed six of the seven penalties they have taken this season. Is this a record? (Simon, Manchester)
MARTIN SAYS: Unfortunately, Opta do not have all-time penalty records for English leagues, so as a fair comparison, we have taken a look back over the last 10 years.
Of those sides to have taken five or more penalties in a single league season, excluding the play-offs, Norwich's conversion rate of 14.3 per cent is the worst over the last decade.
That is just slightly worse than Liverpool's 16.7% conversion rate from the 2011/12 campaign when the Reds missed five of the six spot-kicks they were awarded.
When it comes to missing the most penalties in a single campaign, though, then Norwich will need to be wayward with another two spot-kicks to draw level with Fulham, who somehow missed eight of their 12 penalties in the 2016-17 campaign!
If we do not use a minimum of five penalties as our standard, however, then Stoke actually have the worst conversion rate after missing all three of their spot-kicks on their way to being relegated from the Premier League last season.
The three guilty players, who all saw their penalties saved, were Saido Berahino (home to Southampton, Sept 30), Charlie Adam (home to Brighton, Feb 2018) and Xherdan Shaqiri (away to Swansea, May 2018).
Age is just a number
Is Roy Hodgson now the oldest coach to manage in the Premier League? (Jake, Sheffield)
MARTIN SAYS: Not quite, but almost! The Crystal Palace manager was 71 years and 184 days on the date of his most recent Premier League game, at home to West Ham on February 9.
Oldest Premier League managers
|Name||Age on date of final/most recent game|
|Bobby Robson||71 years, 192 days|
|Roy Hodgson||71 years, 184 days|
|Alex Ferguson||71 years, 139 days|
|Neil Warnock||70 years, 70 days|
|Guus Hiddink||69 years, 189 days|
However, Bobby Robson was 71 years and 192 days old when he took charge of Newcastle United for the final time at Aston Villa in August 2004.
That does mean, though, that when Hodgson takes Palace to Leicester on Saturday, he will become the oldest-ever Premier League manager.
Youngest Premier League managers
|Attilio Lombardo||32 years, 67 days|
|Chris Coleman||32 years, 313 days|
|Gianluca Vialli||33 years, 227 days|
|Andre Villas-Boas||33 years, 301 days|
|Ruud Gullit||33 years 352 days|
Interestingly, Attilio Lombardo - another Palace boss - is the youngest-ever Premier League manager after he coached the Eagles for the first time aged just 32 years and 67 days against Villa in March 1998.
I see Patrick Vieira, Richard Dunne and Duncan Ferguson hold the record for most Premier League red cards, but are there any current players threatening their record? And what about when it comes to yellow cards? (Sarah, Cambridge)
MARTIN SAYS: Vieira, Dunne and Ferguson were all dismissed eight times during their illustrious Premier League careers, but that is still three more times than current players West Ham's Mark Noble and Arsenal's Laurent Koscielny.
When it comes to yellow cards, West Brom's Gareth Barry holds the Premier League record having been booked 123 times in his career.
And it is that man Noble again of those current players who is closest to the former England international's record, although the Hammers captain will need to pick up another 48 yellows to catch up with Barry!
Scoring, then seeing red...
Fernando Forestieri both scored and was sent off on the weekend, but has this ever happened before in England? (Mike, Plymouth)
MARTIN SAYS: Since Opta records began in 2006/07, in England's top four leagues, both Grant Holt - for Norwich and Nottingham Forest - and Matty Fryatt - for Leicester and Walsall - have been sent off and scored in the same match.
And not just once, but three times!
Meanwhile, Wolves' Chris Iwelumo - against Preston in September 2008 - and Cheltenham's Damien Spencer - against MK Dons in January 2009 - were both actually dismissed after scoring hat-tricks!