There are not many football leagues as competitive as the English Premier League. The level of competition is such that there are no easy games in the division. The massive TV revenue has helped the teams across the league to build competitive squads. Hence, it does not matter whether the game is against a top half or bottom half side, no result is guaranteed. Every team must work hard for the entire 90 minutes to get the three points.
This is what makes the league extremely challenging. The competitive nature of the Premier League has allowed it to be one of the fan favourite football leagues across the world. The difficulty level of the games makes it an exciting watch for football fans all over the globe. With a new season set to begin next month, it is time to look back at one of the most interesting stats from the Premier League history.
Which club has scored the most penalties in Premier League era?
The team at the top of the list is Manchester City, having scored 95 penalties in the Premier League history, as per the premierleague.com (some stats are only available since 2006-07 season). City might be the most dominant force in the English top flight currently but it was not always the case for the blue half of Manchester. There were seasons when Man City have even battled relegation and were overshadowed by their city rivals Manchester United. However, Man City – the current defending champions – have turned into a mighty force over the last decade.
Second place is occupied by Chelsea after converting 91 penalties in the EPL era. The Blues have also not been a heavyweight throughout the league’s history. It is from mid-2000s when they started to establish their dominance in the division. They are followed by Manchester United at the third place with 87 penalties being converted in the Premier League. No club has enjoyed more success than the Red Devils in the EPL history.
Which are the other notable clubs?
Liverpool are just behind Manchester United at fourth spot with 84 penalties being scored. The Reds had struggled to establish themselves in the division for long periods before reaching their historic heights in recent years under Jurgen Klopp’s management. Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur occupy the fifth and sixth places in the league. Check out the table below to know more about the clubs that have scored the most penalties in the Premier League era.
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