Sunday 4 December 2016

Goals dry up in damp squib

Published 15/08/2011 | 05:00

The opening weekend of the Premier League proved to be something of a damp squib. With tonight's game at Manchester City to come, just 14 goals have been scored, making it the worst opening in the Premier League era.

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The previous worst start came in 1998/99, when there were four goalless draws and Wimbledon topped the early standings after a 3-1 win over Spurs.

Season Goals Games Ave

1992/93 30 11 2.7

1993/94 29 11 2.63

1994/95 34 11 3.09

1995/96 28 10 2.8

1996/97 27 10 2.7

1997/98 23 10 2.3

1998/99 18 10 1.8

1999/00 21 10 2.1

2000/01 28 10 2.8

2001/02 28 10 2.8

2002/03 25 10 2.5

2003/04 36 10 3.6

2004/05 27 10 2.7

2005/06 19 10 1.9

2006/07 33 10 3.3

2007/08 28 10 2.8

2008/09 32 10 3.2

2009/10 24 10 2.4

2010/11 26 10 2.6

2011/12 14 8 1.75

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