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Sports review of 2022: The year in numbers

| 28.12.2022

England’s women won the European Championship and Harry Kane matched the men’s scoring record in a momentous year.

Ben Stokes’ Test cricketers set new standards and Erling Haaland set his stall out for a host of Premier League records.

Here we look back at the year in numbers in our sports review of 2022.

110 – Time in minutes of Chloe Kelly’s winning goal as England secured their first major women’s international football title at the European Championship.

26 – Games unbeaten for the Lionesses since coach Sarina Wiegman took charge, scoring 125 goals and conceding only seven.

Beth Mead, England Women, Women's Euro 2022 winner odds, football

53 – Goals by men’s captain Harry Kane for England, equalling Wayne Rooney’s national record.

1 – Winning margin in points for Manchester City ahead of Liverpool in the Premier League title race in May.

11 – Career races run by Baaeed, who lost for the first time in his final outing at Ascot on British Champions Day.

2 – World Cup trophies held by England’s men’s cricketers after their T20 success in November.

England cricket team, T20 World Cup

378 – Total chased by England to win the fifth Test against India, rearranged from last summer, and draw the series. It was England’s highest successful chase and the eighth-highest target ever chased in Tests, and followed three straight chases of 275-plus against New Zealand.

6 – Test centuries for Jonny Bairstow in 10 matches this year, as many as he had made in his 79 appearances up to the end of 2021.

52 – The age of superstar jockey Frankie Dettori, who has announced he will retire at the end of 2023.

1 – Ireland ended the year as the top-ranked side in men’s international rugby union, winning nine of their 11 Tests, including two against New Zealand.

30 – Successive Test wins for England’s women, a world record, before losing their World Cup final to New Zealand.

4 – Successive Super League titles for St Helens, with a record 10 in total, after their grand final win over Leeds.

157 – Winners ridden by William Buick, who was the Champion Flat Jockey of the year.

William Buick, flat jockeys' championship betting

2 – Rory McIlroy became only the second player to win the PGA Tour’s FedEx Cup and the DP World Tour’s Harry Vardon Trophy in the same year, following Henrik Stenson in 2013.

7 – Ronnie O’Sullivan won a record-equalling seventh snooker World Championship.

19 – The age of Carlos Alcaraz, who became the ATP Tour’s youngest year-end world number one and the first teenager to achieve the accolade.

15 -Race wins for Formula One world champion Max Verstappen, a record for a single season.

18 – Ireland won the Prestbury Cup for a sixth successive year with 18 winners at the Cheltenham Festival compared to 10 for their British counterparts.



Andrew McDermott

Andrew is a sports betting content journalist at PA Media. He is a lifelong Huddersfield Town fan but when he isn't reminiscing about their Premier League days he is also a junior cricket coach and enjoys cycling.