Revealed: The Most Common Premier League Scores

By on August 10, 2017 - 418 views

The Premier League is considered by many to be the most exciting football league in the world.  A combination of its unpredictability, competitiveness and wealth of talent on display makes it the most watched sports competition across the globe.

Last season marked a quarter of a century since the English top flight was rebranded.  In those 25 years there have been a total of 9,746 matches played and a whooping 25,769 goals scored.  Barrie’s View has just released data on every result in Premier League history, revealing the most common and unique scorelines.  Can can you guess that the most common scoreline has been?

18% of Premier League matches during its 25-year span have ended 1-0 to either the home or away side.  That’s 1,782 results.

The second most common scoreline in Premier League history has been the rather more exciting 2-1 result, with 1-1 coming in third.  There have been 828 0-0 draws in all.

Moving away from the dull games, there have been seven unique scorelines in the history of the Premier League.  Do you remember any of the following classics?

Manchester United 9-0 Ipswich Town (4 March 1995)
Portsmouth 7-4 Reading (29 September 2007)
Tottenham Hotspur 6-4 Reading (29 December 2007)
Tottenham Hotspur 9-1 Wigan Athletic (22 November 2009)
Manchester United 8-2 Arsenal (28 August 2011)
Arsenal 7-3 Newcastle United (29 December 2012)
West Bromwich Albion 5-5 Manchester United (19 May 2013)

Barrie put together the following infographic to show the data:

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James Crawford

Promoted to editor in 2016, James has met famous footballing faces from Robbie Savage to John Bones. Very passionate football fan and writer and has a degree in journalism,

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