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2016-17 in numbers - records tumble in top flight

Posted on 31 May 2017  - 14:31

The team broke all previous bests in the Premier League in 2016-17.


Second place is our highest finish in the Premier League era and our best since 1962-63.

The all-time record 7-1 away win at Hull on the final day took us to 26 wins, five more than our previous best of 21 set in 2009-10, 2012-13 and 2013-14.

Four defeats is our lowest not just in the Premier League, but also a new Club best in the top-flight. It matches four defeats set all the way back in 1919-20 in the old Second Division.

We scored 13 goals in our final two matches to eclipse our previous best number of strikes in the Premier League, which was last season’s 69, making it 86 overall.

Twenty-six goals conceded is a new Club best. That beat our previous best of 35 in the Premier League set last season and 33 in a top-flight season, set in the old First Division in 1970-71.

Our goal difference of plus-60 also eclipsed our previous best of plus-34 set last season.

Last but not least, 86 points betters our previous best of 72 in the Premier League set in 2012-13.