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2016-17 in numbers - new defensive records

Posted on 2 June 2017  - 14:15

The team set a new defensive record for the Club in 2016-17 - conceding fewer than 30 goals in a league campaign for the first time.

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The total of 26 goals conceded on our way to second place in the Premier League is six better than the previous best of 32 set in the old Second Division in 1908-09 - our first in the Football League - and 1919-20.

It's also seven goals better than the previous best in a top flight campaign (the old First Division and Premier League) of 33 set in the old First Division in 1970-71.

As well as the overall goals conceded stat, the team also set a new best in terms of goals conceded at home in a league season.

Indeed, the nine goals conceded in 2016-17 represents the first time in the Club's history that we've conceded less than double-figures in a home league campaign. The previous best was 10 in the Premier League in 2008-09 and 11 in the old Second Division in 1919-20.

FEWEST GOALS CONCEDED IN A LEAGUE SEASON
40 goals or less

1908-09 - 32 goals conceded - Division 2
1919-20 - 32 goals conceded - Div 2
1921-22 - 39 goals conceded - Division 1
1949-50 - 35 goals conceded - Div 2
1970-71 - 33 goals conceded - Div 1
1995-96 - 38 goals conceded - Premier League
2005-06 - 38 goals conceded - PL
2015-16 - 35 goals conceded - PL
2016-17 - 26 goals conceded - PL

FEWEST HOME GOALS CONCEDED IN A LEAGUE SEASON
15 goals or less

1908-09 - 12 home goals conceded - Division 2
1919-20 - 11 home goals conceded - Div 2
1949-50 - 15 home goals conceded - Div 2
1971-72 - 13 home goals conceded - Division 1
1982-83 - 15 home goals conceded - Div 1
1986-87 - 14 home goals conceded - Div 1
2008-09 - 10 home goals conceded - Premier League
2009-10 - 12 home goals conceded - PL
2015-16 - 15 home goals conceded - PL
2016-17 - 9 home goals conceded - PL