The most difficult thing in football is to create goal scoring opportunities. The game has evolved so much over the years, each side knows almost everything about their opponent. Hence, every club sets up their team in a highly organised manner, which makes it difficult for an opponent to break them down. Hence, most teams come up with different patterns of play to break down an opponent’s defence. The hardest part arrives when they find the space behind the other team’s backline.
Creating chances are one thing, however, the most difficult aspect is to convert them into goals. This is not something every club is capable of doing on a consistent basis. When scoring a goal is that difficult, imagine getting that close to finding the back of the net but only to be denied by the woodwork. There cannot be anything more frustrating than that for a player. Some players have relived these frustrating moments more than others. It is those players who will be analysed in depth in this article.
Which player has hit the woodwork most in Premier League season till now?
There are a few players at the top of this unfortunate list. One of those is Manchester City‘s goalscoring machine Erling Haaland. The Norwegian centre-forward has been in scintillating form in this debut season at the Etihad Stadium. He has been soring goals for fun in all competitions and is expectedly leading a lot of goalscoring charts. This stat proves how Haaland could have had more goals if not for these unlucky moments. He has hit the woodwork five times in the Premier League this season.
The other players who share the top spot with him in this table are Liverpool’s frontman Darwin Nunez, Tottenham Hotspur attacker Son Heung-Min and Aston Villa’s in-form striker Ollie Watkins. All these players have struck the woodwork five times in the Premier League this season. They all have been crucial for their clubs this campaign, by regularly producing the goods. With those players being at the heart of their teams’ attacking play, it is not a surprise to see their names in this table.
Manchester United duo in the list too
There is a larger pool of players who have struck the woodwork four times in the Premier League so far this season. Among the notable ones are Manchester United’s attacking duo – Bruno Fernandes and Antony. Brentford’s in-form centre-forward Ivan Toney and Newcastle United striker Callum Wilson are also on this list. Find out more about the players who have hit the woodwork the maximum number of times in the current Premier League season.
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