English Premier League game four was played last weekend. Liverpool defeated Leicester City 2-1 away from home to stay top of the table with 12 points. Chelsea and surprise package Watford also won their fourth matches keep the Reds within reach. Pep Guardiola side Manchester City narrowly overcame Newcastle United to stay fourth ahead of Tottenham Hotspurs. Manchester United is back to winning ways with a 2-0 away victory against Burnley. Arsenal entertained us with a 3-2 win on the road against Cardiff City. All European Leagues will break for two weeks to allow the return of international football since the World Cup. Today, we take a look at clubs with most own goals in Premier League history.
5. Manchester United- 36 Own Goals in 27 Seasons
Manchester United is back to winning ways after two bad defeats against Brighton and Tottenham Hotspurs. The Red Devils thrashed Burnley 2-0 away from home to register their second victory of the season. The two goals were scored by striker Romelu Lukaku to take his tally for the new season to three goals. Jose Mourinho will be happy with the performance of his team because they could’ve scored more goals. However, he will not be pleased to see the own goal record which stands at 36 own goals in 27 seasons.
4. Manchester City- 37 Own Goals in 22 Seasons
Premier League defending Champions Manchester City is a force both in England and Europe today. However, the story was very different before the big take over in 2008. They were a mid-table club fighting to survive every season. This must be the period they scored 37 own goals. Pep Guardiola will certainly not want to look at that terrible record. Relegated side Sunderland has also scored 37 own goals in 16 top flight seasons.
3. Liverpool- 41 Own Goals in 27 Seasons
Liverpool perfect start to the new season continued last weekend with a 2-1 win away against a strong Leicester City side. The goals were delivered once again by the deadly Reds front three. Sadio Mane netted the fourth goal in four matches to put his side ahead. Roberto Firmino opened his account this season with a crucial goal in the 45th minute to secure all three points for Jurgen Klopp team. They are now top of the table with 12 points after four matches. The interesting part is that they have conceded only one goal. Anfield has not witnessed an own goal in recent years. This means the record still stands at 41 own goals in 27 seasons.