I meant to turn this into a data visualisation infomatics piss take thing. But I didn't.
You know on the football commentary they keep saying things like "the first goal is so important" and "the first goal was always going to prove crucial". Over Euro 2008 the BBC kept loads and loads of stats.
From that we can conclusively state that if you score first you are more likely to win. In fact out of 34 games 22 of them were won by the team that scored first.