Manchester City has lifted the title in the 25th year since the Premier League was started in 1992. It is time to reflect on some crazy facts recorded in the period. Manchester United has been the most dominant club with 13 League titles. Today, our focus goes to goals and amazing records around the art of scoring them. You will discover some fascinating facts today.
7. Penalty Goals- 56 Goals
Alan Shearer has missed the most Premier League penalties (11). In fairness, he’s also scored the most (56).
Premier League goal record is still held by Alan Shearer who scored 260 before he retired. He played for Newcastle United and Black Burn Rovers winning only 1 League title and several Cups. It is a shame that he is not even among the top 10 most decorated British players. He holds the record for most goals scored, most penalties scored and spot-kicks missed.
6. Headed Goals- 47 Goals
I’m very proud of this just wish it meant a win !!! https://t.co/jNgwJUF24E
— Peter Crouch (@petercrouch) April 17, 2018
Peter Crouch has scored more headed goals (47) than 15 of the teams who have played in the Premier League.
Stoke City striker is always available when his coach needs him. He just needs to be in the right place at the right time to just head in the cross. He has pushed his career forward despite poor spells with Liverpool and Spurs. His name will never fade away in Premier League records.
5. Balotelli Golden Goal Assist- 1 Assist
Mario Balotelli’s only assist in the Premier League was for Sergio Aguero’s title-winning goal vs QPR.
We all miss Super Mario. The controversial Italian striker scored many great goals in the Premier League. Who can forget that goal he scored against bitter rivals Manchester United. He actually revealed a T-shirt with words ‘Why Always Me’. It is shocking that he only assisted one goal in his career at Etihad, and it helped the Club lift the Premier League title.
4. Double Leg Spot-kicks- 2 Legends
Two players have scored Premier League penalties with both feet: Bobby Zamora and, Obafemi Martins.
Arsenal fans will not be happy to see the name, Obafemi Martins. The Nigerian scored the winning goal the Cup Final in 2011. The Gunners fans will never forget that painful day. He joins Zamora in the special list of penalties scored with both feet.