Category Archives: Football statistics

Premier League stats – Week 13 in review

Here’s this week’s selection of some of the stats and facts from the latest round of Premier League games. In their 89th game, Burnley’s loss to Manchester City was their 50th defeat in the Premier League (won 19) while Dean Marney’s goal was the Clarets' 50th Premier League goal at Turf Moor. (more…)
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Premier League stats – Week 12 in review

Here’s this week’s selection of some of the more interesting stats and facts from the latest round of Premier League games. As a consequence of Arsenal’s late equaliser, Manchester United have now drawn three league games in a row at Old Trafford for the first time since April 1992. (more…)
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The Ultimate Underdog XI

Everyone loves an underdog story, whether it is in football or any other great underdog moment as seen in the history of the greatest underdogs that beat the odds, the plucky no-hopers who defy the odds and topple giants of the game, and football has many examples. So here’s our ultimate underdog eleven. If they could ever appear on the pitch together we think they’d be unbeatable. (more…)
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Premier League Week 11 in review

Here are some of the notable stats and facts from the latest round of Premier League games. Sunderland's win at AFC Bournemouth was their first in this Premier League season. It came after the joint-worst ten-game start in the competition's history (two points). Despite such a bad start, the Black Cats were now only one point worse off than at the same stage in the previous season. (more…)
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Ronaldo, a season of records

After a mixed season which included narrowly missing out to Barcelona in the Liga BBVA, Ronaldo played a significant role in Real Madrid winning its 11th Champions League title. As well as making a great contribution to the team effort and he also beat several individual records this season. (more…)
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Gareth Barry tops the starters menu

The sacking of Roberto Martinez brings a disappointing season towards an ignominious close at Everton but, amid the doom and gloom, there is a reason for a cheer around the Goodison Park ranks. Although the Toffees’ final away game of the 2015-16 campaign at Sunderland did mean they had won only one of their last ten league games, it was a notable occasion for veteran midfielder Gareth Barry as he became a new record breaker. It was the 35 year-old’s…
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Nine yellow cards for Tottenham Hotspur against Chelsea

Amid the euphoria of Leicester City’s magnificent and historical title success (needless to say, our heartiest congratulations to all concerned), new Premier League ground was also broken elsewhere on Monday night. In the title crunch game at Chelsea, nine yellow cards were shown to Tottenham Hotspur players; the first time in the competition’s history that nine different players from one team had been shown yellow. Considering the importance of the game, Cup Final referee Mark Clattenburg appeared to be in…
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Can anyone stop Leicester City winning the Premier League?

Leicester City appear destined for one of the greatest upsets in football history in winning the Premier League. Yet, five points adrift Tottenham Hotspur still dream of glory and even Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger refuses to give up hope whilst there is still a mathematical possibility of a fourth Premier League title. So what does historical precedent tell us about each side's claim on the Premier League history? In the table below we look at the margin of difference between…
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