Portsmouth defeated Reading 7-4. (29 September 2007). The highest scoring tie was 5-5 against West Bromwich Albion and Manchester United (19 May 2013). The Premier League all-time table includes a tally of all match outcomes, points, and goals scored by every team that has competed in the Premier League from its start in 1992. Portsmouth currently have the most wins with 26 victories, while Liverpool have the most losses with 21 defeats.
The Premier League is the highest division of English football and was originally only for teams based in England. However, two Scottish teams have played in the Premier League: Aberdeen and Dundee United. Irish teams have also had success in Europe, with Shamrock Rovers playing in the UEFA Cup during the 1970s and 1980s and Derry City winning the FAI Cup in 1990. In addition, three Welsh teams have played in the top flight of English football: Newport County, Swansea City, and Cardiff City.
The first season of the Premier League was held over two stages with each team playing each other twice - once at home and once away. The top four teams then proceeded to the second stage where they played each other on a home and away basis to determine the champion. The final game of this round was used to decide which team qualified for the UEFA Champions League. The remaining teams went into the new First Division which was intended to be a simple reorganization of the old Second Division.
This is a list of the Premier League's highest-scoring games and largest victory margins since its inception in the 1992-93 season. The largest win has a record score of 9-0, which has happened three times... top scoring games.
|Date||19 May 2013|
|Home team||West Bromwich Albion|
|Away team||Manchester United|
The highest scoring game in Premier League history occurred at Fratton Park in 2007, when Portsmouth and Reading played out an astonishing 11-goal thriller. It is ranked as the joint greatest goal scorers' match in English football history alongside Leeds' 13-13-13 scoreline against Derby in 1892.
Portsmouth took a first-half lead through Andy Hessenthaler before Ian Harte got one back for Reading with a penalty of their own. In the second half, both teams were reduced to 10 men after Michael Appleton and Peter Clarke were sent off for fighting each other during the match. Chris Powell added another penalty for Portsmouth after being brought down by Steve Howard, who was also dismissed for Reading. Despite this setback, Portsmouth continued to attack and scored another three goals - all scored by Glenn Hoddle - to win the game 11-10 on penalties.
This match has been ranked number one by ESPN in its list of "The Top 5 Biggest Soccer Comebacks".
It is worth mentioning that this game surpassed the previous record held by Leicester's 12-3 win over Sunderland in 2015. That game had already been declared null and void after Leiges refused to play beyond half time due to tiring players.
The highest-scoring Premier League match of all time was an 11-goal thriller between Portsmouth and Reading in 2007, in which Benjani scored three goals. The scoreline doesn't tell the whole story - this match saw 13 yellow cards and only one red card given out by the referee.
Portsmouth and Reading met on the final day of the season with both teams still in contention for a place in the top two. It was a match neither team could afford to lose as they went into it, and it proved to be the perfect climax to an entertaining season.
Reading were first to go ahead when Adam Le Fondre scored inside the first minute. However, Pompey quickly responded through Michael Hughes and then Benjani struck to make it 1-1 after just 10 minutes. Le Fondre got his second of the afternoon soon after the break but another goal from Benjani just before the hour mark meant that he had now scored in each of his last four games against Reading.
In the end, it was not enough to save Pompey from relegation but it was certainly a memorable match for everyone involved.
You can watch the full match on YouTube.
|Most PL points in a season||100 – Manchester City (2017/18)|
|Fewest PL points in a season||11 – Derby County (2007/08)|
|Most PL points in a season without winning the title||97 – Liverpool (2018/19)|
|Fewest PL points in a season to win the title||75 – Manchester United (1996/97)|
The Premier League keeps track of point totals.
The Average Points Required to Win the Premier League If the first three 22-team seasons are excluded, the average remains 87 points (to the nearest whole number). Surprisingly, the victors have equaled or surpassed this amount in more than half of the Premier League campaigns (17).
The most successful team over these four years is Manchester United with an average of 88.5 points. The only other team who has won more than once is Chelsea with three titles. Both Liverpool and Tottenham have two victories each.
In addition to being the champion, Man United has also earned $15 million in prize money during this time. The club with the second highest revenue is Arsenal ($55 million), followed by Chelsea ($50 million) and Manchester City ($40 million).