The Most Common Premier League Scorelines

With 25 seasons of Premier League action behind us after the English top flight rebranded in 1992, this summer has been about looking back at the records and statistics from over the years.

One of the most fascinating to look at has been the most common scorelines over the years.  With 9,746 matches played there have been plenty to look at.

Would you be surprised to hear that 1-0 has come out on top?  In fact, 18%, or 1,782 Premier League matches have finished 1-0 to either the home or away side.

The next most common scoreline has been 2-1, which has occurred on 1,455 occasions.  1-1 sits in third.

Remarkably, there have been seven unique scorelines in Premier League history:

Manchester United 9-0 Ipswich Town (4 March 1995)
Portsmouth 7-4 Reading (29 September 2007)
Tottenham Hotspur 6-4 Reading (29 December 2007)
Tottenham Hotspur 9-1 Wigan Athletic (22 November 2009)
Manchester United 8-2 Arsenal (28 August 2011)
Arsenal 7-3 Newcastle United (29 December 2012)
West Bromwich Albion 5-5 Manchester United (19 May 2013)

The 10,000th Premier League game will take place in February 2018 – currently scheduled to be a 3pm Saturday kickoff, but FA Cup replays could disrupt the fixture list to alter that.

A full list of every Premier League result can be found here.

The below graphic shows the number of occurrences each scoreline has taken place in the Premier League.  Please feel free to share this on your social media accounts:

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