Wednesday 17 January 2018

Goals dry up in damp squib

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.

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

Irish Independent

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