What makes the Premier League more exciting than many other leagues is the suspense surrounding the results. There are no easy games in the division, as every team need to give their hundred percent week in and week out to have a chance at getting the maximum points. Sometimes even that might not be enough. It is due to the competitive nature of the English top flight in recent decades.
The massive TV revenue has played a big role in every club building a squad capable of competing against any side on a given day. This makes it harder to get the full points even against teams from the bottom half of the table. Besides, the pace at which the games are being played makes it an entertaining watch for its supporters. This sets up the platform for frequent counter-attacking goals.
Which club has scored the most goals from counter-attacks?
The club at the top of this list is a surprising name in Tottenham Hotspur. The North London outfit has scored a total of 91 goals from counter attacks in the Premier League era, as per the premierleague.com (some stats are only available since 2006-07 season). Spurs have not always been amongst the big boys in the division. However, Tottenham started to make a name for themselves since late 2000s, which they have maintained till now.
Second in the list is current Premier League champions Manchester City. The blue half of Manchester has found the back of the net on 90 occasions from counter attacks. City is another club that has not necessarily set the EPL on fire for several years. They had rose to prominence in little over a decade ago and since then have been the most successful side in the division by constantly fighting for the top honours in the country.
Manchester United are placed third
The third spot is occupied by Manchester United with 86 counter-attacking goals. Arguably the most successful side in the Premier League era, the Red Devils are known for their blistering counter-attacking goals, something which was a hallmark under retired legendary former manager Sir Alex Ferguson. Check out the table below to know more about the clubs that have scored the maximum number of goals from counter-attacks in Premier League era.
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