Newcastle United feature in 3 of the top 10 fixtures for goals in Premier League era
Listed below are the top 10 fixtures of the Premier League era when it comes to goals.
From the 1992/93 season onwards, 159 goals have been scored in matches between Arsenal and Liverpool.
That is followed by Arsenal v Tottenham with 156 goals in the Premier League era.
Maybe most remarkably though you have three fixtures involving Newcastle United, most remarkable because they are the only team to feature who hasn’t been permanently in the Premier League, spending three seasons in the Championship.
The three Newcastle fixtures that feature are:
v Liverpool – 151 goals
v Man Utd – 146 goals
v Tottenham – 46 goals
All three fixtures showing an average of around three goals per match.
Not many people would predict Saturday’s game at Anfield bringing down that average, with goals seemingly guaranteed.
Newcastle fans though will be hoping that after Saturday we won’t be too close to beating that Arsenal v Liverpool 159 goals record at the very top.
The optimist in me hoping that a similar level defensive performance to that by Steve Bruce’s Newcastle against Tottenham could potentially give NUFC some kind of chance tomorrow.
The ten highest scoring fixtures during the Premier League era as per Talksport with stats from Opta:
Arsenal vs Liverpool – 159 goals in 55 games
Arsenal vs Tottenham – 156 goals in 55 games
Liverpool vs Tottenham – 155 goals in 54 games
Arsenal vs Everton – 154 goals in 54 games
Chelsea vs Tottenham – 152 goals in 54 games
Liverpool vs Newcastle – 151 goals in 48 games
Everton vs Manchester United – 151 goals in 54 games
Newcastle vs Tottenham – 146 goals in 49 games
Manchester United vs Newcastle – 146 goals in 48 games
Arsenal vs Chelsea – 143 goals in 54 games
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