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Manchester United aim to rock Blackpool with sixth burst of seven

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By Brian Sears

2 December 2010

Manchester United’s seven-goal haul against Blackburn last weekend was the fifth occasion that they have scored seven or more goals in a single Premier League game, so they travel to Blackpool this weekend looking for a sixth burst of seven.

The odds are against it statistically. Only on 27 occasions in 7,236 Premier League matches to date have teams scored seven or more goals in one game, at a average rate of once every 268 games. The full list is below.

United’s five “seven-pluses” is a greater number than achieved by anyone else. Chelsea and Blackburn have four each, and all of Chelsea’s happened between January and May this year. Newcastle have achieved the feat three times, most recently in 1999, beating Sheffield Wednesday 8-0.

Arsenal, Everton and Tottenham have done it twice each, while Aston Villa, Liverpool, Middlesbrough, Nottingham Forest and Portsmouth have done it once each.

No team has ever scored 10 in a single Premier League game but on two occasions teams have scored nine: Spurs last season against Wigan, and United in 1995 against Ipswich.

Eight goals have been scored by one team four times: Chelsea against Wigan last season, Middlesbrough against Manchester City in May 2008, Newcastle against Sheffield Wednesday in 1999 and United at Nottingham Forest in February  1999.

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Seventh heaven: the 27 times when a team has scored seven goals or more in a single Premier League match

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1992-93

3 Oct 1992      Blackburn  7   Norwich  1

1993-94

12 Mar 1994    Newcastle  7   Swindon  1

1994-95

11 Feb 1995    Aston Villa  7   Wimbledon  1

4 Mar 1995      Man Utd  9   Ipswich  0

1 Apr 1995      Sheff Wed  1   Nottn Forest  7

1995-96

18 Nov 1995   Blackburn  7   Nottm Forest  0

1996-97

16 Nov 1996   Everton  7   Southampton  1                

28 Dec1996     Newcastle  7   Tottenham  1

1997-98

25 Aug 1997    Blackburn  7  Sheff Wed  2

25 Oct 1997    Man Utd  7   Barnsley  0

1998-99

16 Jan 1999     Liverpool  7   Southampton  1

6 Feb 1999      Nottm Forest  1   Man Utd  8                                                  

1999-2000

19 Sep 1999    Newcastle  8   Sheff Wed  0

11 Mar 2000    Tottenham  7   Southampton  2

1 Apr 2000      Man Utd  7   West Ham  1                                          

2001-02

14 Oct 2001    Blackburn  7   West Ham  1

2004-05

11 May 2005   Arsenal  7   Everton  0

2005-06

14 Jan 2006     Arsenal  7   Middlesbro  0

2007-08

29 Sep 2007    Portsmouth  7   Reading  4

24 Nov 2007   Everton  7   Sunderland 1

11 May 2008   Middlesbro  8   Man City  1

2009-10

23 Nov 2009   Tottenham  9   Wigan  1

16 Jan 2010     Chelsea  7   Sunderland  2

27 Mar 2010    Chelsea  7   Aston Villa  1

25 Apr 2010    Chelsea  7   Stoke  0

9 May 2010     Chelsea  8   Wigan  0

2010-11

27 Nov 2010   Man Utd  7   Blackburn  1

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