Tories admit little chance of winning (2-0 down)
Michael Howard the Tory leader has said that his party is now 2-0 down at half time. I am told that on an analysis of last season's Premiership and Football league games there were 214 games in which one side was 2-0 down at half time. In only 5 instances did the side losing at that stage win. It is rumoured that on each of those occasions it was against Southampton, but no-one has sourced that rumour.
What Howard actually said was:"I am a football fan. You often find if you are a football fan there is a team that might be two goals down at half-time, [but] they win the game."
So "often" is 2.3% of the time.