By Brian Sears
22 May 2011
The Premier League has a new record tally of goals for a 38-game season after 32 were scored in today’s final round of matches in the 2010-11 season.
That means there were 1,063 goals scored in England’s top division this season (2.8 per game on average), beating the previous record of 1,060 goals from the 1999-2000 season (2.79 per game).
For season by season totals, see the table below.
Every single match had a least one goal today, and 15 of the 20 teams managed to find the net. Liverpool, Bolton, Chelsea, Stoke and West Ham were the exceptions.
On an afternoon of astonishing drama, twists, turns, fightbacks and slumps, Blackpool and Birmingham were relegated while the three other teams who started the day under threat – Blackburn, Wolves and Wigan – all survived.
Champions Manchester United fittingly scored the most goals on the day (4) as they beat Blackpool 4-2.