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EPL stats: Which clubs have scored the most goals from inside the box in Premier League era?

The level of difficulty in the Premier League is such that a team normally struggles to maintain their dominance at the top for long. A few clubs have managed to crack the code to be among the top sides in the division. Even they had to go through difficult periods and wait patiently for their time to come. That is because of the competitive nature of the English top flight.

In the Premier League, the massive TV revenue has made a big difference. This has allowed the clubs across the division to build competitive squads. Hence, there are no easy games in the English top flight. It is one of the reasons why a single side has been unable to dominate the proceedings for long. Manchester United managed it for the longest but even they have now fallen well off pace. With the new season not far away, let us look at one interesting stat from the Premier League era.

Which club has scored the most goals from inside the box?

The club at the top of this list is current champions Manchester City. They have scored a total of 1,134 goals from inside the box in the Premier League history, as per the premierleague.com (some stats are only available since 2006-07 season). If their present form is taken into consideration then it is no surprise to see the blue half of Manchester topping this table. However, it has not always been easy for City in EPL. For long periods in the league, they had struggled to challenge the big boys, something which changed drastically over the last decade.

Second place is occupied by Arsenal with 1,066 goals from inside the penalty box. They have also enjoyed a good amount of success when Arsene Wenger was their manager but have struggled to replicate that form for a while now. Liverpool completes the third spot with 1,055 such goals. The Reds were unable to challenge the established order in the Premier League for so long before Jurgen Klopp took charge of the side some years ago.

Manchester United are not far behind

The fourth place is occupied by the most successful Premier League club in Manchester United. The Red Devils have found the back of the net 1,025 times in the EPL history. However, most of their success came under former manager Sir Alex Ferguson. Ever since his retirement, United have struggled massively to reach that level and have fallen well below expectations. Check out the table below to know more about the clubs that have scored the maximum number of goals from inside the box in the Premier League era.

RankClubGoals – Inside Box
1Manchester City1,134
2Arsenal1,066
3Liverpool1,055
4Manchester United1,025
5Chelsea988
6Tottenham Hotspur920
7Everton758
8West Ham United656
9Newcastle United582
10Aston Villa539

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