So which is the dirtiest team in the Premier League?

When it comes to referees dishing out cards, who has accumulated the most?

It turns out our friends from down the road are the dirtiest team in the division as well as being one of the worst in terms of ability.

Sunderland have eight more cards than their nearest challenger with 66 in total, whilst Newcastle at least scrape into the top ten (worst) in this list with 51.

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A bit of a surprise though to see the next three positions filled by Man City, Spurs and Arsenal, all three in the top six of the Premier League and associated with playing good football rather than getting stuck in.

(Stats correct at 17 Feb)

66 Sunderland

58 Spurs

57 Man City

56 Arsenal

56 Villa

55 Hull

53 Stoke

53 Everton

51 Newcastle

50 Man Utd

48 QPR

47 Chelsea

47 Liverpool

44 Leicester

44 Burnley

44 West Ham

42 West Brom

41 Swansea

41 Crystal Palace

41 Southampton

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