In 10 years we have scored in the first 10 minutes 32 times and conceded in the first 10, 43 times. ( previously reported as 33 and 44 but on drilling down there were 2 duplicates).
So what did these early goals mean.
The first analysis is amazing, in the 32 games where we scored first we went on to win 21 of those games, draw 10 and only loose once.
The loss was to Kilmarnock on 18/10/14 where Murray scored in 10 minutes and Magennis replied in 19 & 22.
This is an incredible achievement.
Where we have lost the first goal in 10 minutes we have actually won 5 of those games, drawn 10 and lost 28.
Again this in incredible, whereas we have managed to turn around an early goal 5 times all other teams in the top flight have only managed to turn us around once.
Games we turned it around were:
15/9/12 Celtic scored in 4 minutes, we scored in 8 and 80.
5/4/14 Killie scored in 5 mins we replied in 31 & 44.
7/11/15 Killie scored in 2 mins and we replied in 23 & 49.
7/5/16 Well scored in 4 mins and we replied in 34 & 45.
16/12/17 New Gers scored in 5 mins and we replied with 3 goals in 10, 61 & 71.
This says everything about 10 fantastic years, we can turn it around when we loose an early goal but only once in 10 years have another top flight done a saints to us.
Here's looking forward to our next early goal.