Saturday 16 December 2017

Question nobody asked: Who leads the overall premier league table?

With 11 titles since its inception, it's not surprising that Manchester United are comfortably out in front in the overall table, with Saturday's victory over West Ham bringing them past the 1,500-point mark (1,501 to be exact) in their 699 games under Alex Ferguson since the league began in 1992.

There are only seven teams who have been a part of every Premier League season, with Arsenal (1,318), Chelsea (1,276), Liverpool (1,228), Aston Villa (1,009), Tottenham (959) and Everton (925) following after United. Despite playing 80 fewer games, Newcastle are just 15 points behind Everton in eighth position, with Blackburn a further 10 points back.

United's goal difference is over 200 better than nearest rivals Arsenal while Sunderland find themselves with the worst goal difference (-172 from 345 games) although they sit 21st overall among the 44 teams who have featured in the Premier League.

Irish Independent

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