English Premier League season 2011-12: Stats and Facts


Premier League 2011-12: Stats and Facts
London, Aug 11: Andrea Orlandi scored the fastest goal in 24 seconds, Steven Fletcher scored seven headed goals, Aston Villa failed to score from 218 corner kicks, Vincent Kompany was named the Barclays player of the season.

Some interesting Stats and Facts from Barclays Premier League season 2011-12

  • Liverpool's Luis Suarez scored the first goal against Sunderland last season.
  • Sergio Aguero scored the last goal for Manchester City during the 2011-12 season.
  • Fastest goal of the season was scored in 24 seconds by Swansea's Andrea Orlandi.
  • Biggest winning margin is 6 goals by Manchester United against Arsenal, 8-2, Fulham vs QPR 6-0 and Arsenal vs Blackburn Rovers 7-1.
  • Manchester United scored the highest number of goals in a single game, 8.
  • Wigan's Gary Caldwell conceded the most number of penalties, 4.
  • There were four substitutions made for a goalkeeper.
  • Wolves found themselves behind in 32 games, more than any other team in the Premier League.
  • Arsenal hit highest number of headers on target than any other team in the league, 43.
  • Steven Fletcher scored seven headed goals, two more than any other player.
  • Aston Villa failed to convert a corner-kick from 218 attempts.
  • Arsenal's Laurent Koscielny made the highest last-man tackles in the League, 9.
  • Fulham never earned a red card while Queens Park Rangers had the highest, 9, in the Premier League last season.
  • Jordan Henderson is the youngest player to have completed over 100 appearances in the Premier League.
  • Chelsea had the worst disciplinary record with 69 yellow and 4 red cards.
  • Swansea City had the best disciplinary record with 39 yellow and 2 red cards.
  • Joey Barton (QPR), Lee Cattermole (Sunderland), Jason Lowe (Blackburn) and Alex Song (Arsenal) received 10 yellow cards each. 
  • Mario Balotelli (Manchester City), Djibril Cisse (QPR), Joey Barton (QPR) and David Wheater (Bolton Wanderers) received 2 red cards each.
  • Aston Villa's Marc Albrighton was credited with 20,000th goal scored since the formation of the Premier League in 1992.
  • Average attendance during the season was 34,601. Manchester United vs Wolverhampton Wanderers recorded 75,627, the highest, while 15,195 was the lowest attendance at Loftus Road during Queens Park Rangers v Bolton Wanderers.
  • 136 matches were won with a 1-goal margin.
  • Manchester giants City and United recorded highest no. of wins, 28.
  • Blackburn Rovers lost 23 games, the most by any team last season.
  • Manchester City scored 93 goals while Stoke City scored 36.
  • Wolverhampton Wanderers conceded 82 goals, the most by any team in the league.

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