EVERY Premier League Record Held by Man UnitedGriffochaz
Let’s all be honest, we are still on cloud nine from our Tuesday night massacre of a depleted Southampton and if you are like me, you’ve watched the highlights over 1000 times.
However, despite beating ‘The Saints’ 9-0 and equalling the biggest home win in Premier League history, this isn’t United’s first record. So, let’s see what other Premier League records Man United are tied to.
Most League Titles
Starting with the biggest record held by United. They are the team with the most PL titles wins in the competition’s 29-year history. 92/93, 93/94, 95/96, 96/97, 98/99, 99/00, 00/01, 02/03, 06/07, 07/08, 08/09, 10/11, 12/13 are the 13 titles ‘The Red Devils have won since the PL inception. The closest team is Chelsea with 5.
Most Consecutive League Titles
When you’ve won 13/29 PL titles a record like this is going to come and it came……… TWICE. United have also won the most back to back to back league titles. From 98-01, they have won 3 consecutive titles. They also completed this feat from 2006 to 2009 where they again won the title 3 times back to back.
Most Home Points in a Season
This is a record United share with a few clubs. Chelsea in 2005/06, Man United in 2010/11, Man City 2011/12 and Liverpool in 2019/20 all gained 55 points at home in their respective seasons. Now the mathematicians among us would quickly notice that a total of 55 points would result in 18 wins and 1 draw from the 19 home games a season. Chelsea drew with Charlton Athletic, United dropped points against West Brom, City drew 3-3 with Sunderland and Liverpool drew with Burnley.
Fewest League Winning Points
One not to shout home about but ‘The Red Devils’ hold the record for winning the league title with the least amount of points of champions. In 1996/97, United won the title with a points total of just 75 which still to this day is the least amount of points for the league winners. Interestingly, they still won the title by 7 clear points ahead of second place Newcastle United.
Most Points in Total
This one is extremely predictable but yes Man United hold the record for the most accumulative points in PL history. Their current total 2,279 points separated in 679 wins, 242 draws and 178 losses. The second most is Arsenal with 2,042.
Most Wins in Total
Another record you’d expect Manchester United to hold due to the longevity of their success in the PL era. Man United’s current win total is 679 as of February 7th 2021 which is the most total wins in the Premier League to date. Arsenal are second with a win total of 588 and Chelsea sit third with a total of 587. A record you wouldn’t expect United to lose any time soon.
Most Home Wins in a Season
Partnering the home points record, United share the most home wins in a season with Chelsea, Liverpool, and Man City. The record is 18.
Defeated All League Opponents
Not a record as such but Chelsea in 2005/06, Man United in both 2010/11 and 2017/18, Man City in both 2017/18 and 2018/19 and Liverpool in 2019/20 all have the accolade of beating every team in the league once in that season. Something you would expect more teams to have done.
Fewest Home Defeats in a Season
Liverpool’s recent home record is impressive, but many teams have gone the whole season unbeaten at home. Arsenal did it in 1998/99, 2003/04 and 2007/08, Man United did it three times in 1995/96, 1999/00 and 2010/11, Chelsea have done it a record five times in 04/05, 05/06, 06,07, 07/08 and 14/15. Liverpool have also completed this accolade in the 08/09, 17/18, 18/19 and 19/20 seasons, City in 2011/12 and Spurs in 2016/17. A surprising number of teams have gone unbeaten at home all season.
Most Home Draws in a Season
Man United jointly hold the record for highest number of home draws in a season with 10. Jose Mourinho’s first season in charge results in ‘The Red Devils’ drawing 10 league games at Old Trafford which is a feat that only Leicester City and Sheffield Wednesday has previously done. ‘The Foxes’ in both 97/98 and 03/04 and ‘The Owls’ in 96/97.
Most Away Draws in a Season
Man United have also drawn 10 league games away from home which is a record shared with Newcastle. Newcastle did it in 2003/04 while Manchester United’s came in the 2010/11 season.
Fewest Home Draws in a Season
While United hold the record for joint most home draws they also hold the record for fewest home draws in a season. Man United in 2012/13 along with Man City in 2008/09 and 2018/19 and Chelsea in 2016/17 all went the whole season without drawing at home once.
Fewest Goals Conceded at Home in a Season
In my opinion, one of the most impressive stats on this list. Man United solely hold the record for fewest goals conceded at home in a single season with just 4, conceding once to both Leicester and Southampton and twice to Nottingham Forest. What makes this even more impressive is the fact that this was a 42 games season so there were 21 home games as oppose to the current 19. Incredible.
Most Goals Scored in Total
Man United have also scored the most goals in Premier League history with a total of 2104. Arsenal are second with 1928 goals and Liverpool third with 1902.
Most Penalties Awarded in a Season
Here we go. Cue rival fans tears. Yes, last season (2019/20) Man United broke the record for most amount of penalties won in the Premier League with a number of 14. A lot of these were actual penalties but many will turn a blind eye at that. Leicester City may get close to this record having already won 10 spot kicks this campaign but as it stands that record belongs to “VARchester United”.
Highest Season Average Attendance
One for the fans. In the 2006/07 season where Man United won their 9th PL title, Old Trafford saw an average attendance of 75,821 which is just shy of its 76,000 capacity. A record proudly held by the ‘Red Devil’ fans.
Biggest Home Win
Now the most recent record of such but Man United have equalled their own record for biggest home win in PL history. Last week, the record was Manchester United 9-0 Ipswich Town on the 4th March 1995 but is now joined by Man United 9-0 Southampton on 2nd February 2021. No other team shares that record.
Biggest Loss by Reigning Champions
Turn away Man United fans because this isn’t one for you. The record for the biggest losing margin by reigning champions in 5 goals with many teams holding this one, including Man United…. 3 times. On the 20th October 1996, Man United lost to Newcastle United 5-0 after winning the title the previous campaign, United have also lost 5-0 to Chelsea on 3rd October 1999 after the treble winning season and most recently lost 6-1 to Man City on 23rd October 2011 after winning the league the previous year. October isn’t a good month for United. However, United aren’t the only ones with the embarrassment. Blackburn lost 5-0 to Coventry in 1995 after their only PL win, Leicester fell 6-1 to Tottenham in 2017 after ‘The Foxes’ history defining win in 2016 and most recently Aston Villa pumped Liverpool 7-2 after Liverpool won their first league title the year prior. What a weird and wonderful sport football can be.
Largest Goal Deficit Overcome to Win
In September 2001, Man United overcame a 3-goal deficit to beat Tottenham Hotspur 5-3. Unfortunately for us United fans, we share that record with a few others. Leeds United came from 3-0 in 1997 to beat Derby County 4-3, Wimbledon did the same to London rivals West Ham in 1998 and most recently Wolves followed suit by beating Leicester 4-3 after being 3 goals down.
Highest Scoring Draw
I’m sure we all remember this one for various reasons. Man United hold the record for the highest scoring draw in the Premier League when they drew 5-5 with West Brom in 2013. That match happened to be Sir Alex Ferguson’s last match in charge of ‘The Red Devils’. It also featured a hat trick from a future United player Romelu Lukaku. One of the most memorable games in PL history for sure.
Highest Scoring First Half
Another record Manchester United share is the record for the most goals scored in the first half of football. The original record was held by a game between Blackburn and Leeds where 7 goals were scored in the first halfway back in 1997. 3 years later in the year 2000, Bradford vs. Derby also featured 7 goals in the first 45. Then in 2012, Man United led Reading 4-3 at half time which equalled the record. There haven’t been 7 goals in the first half of a game since then.
Most Individual Goal Scorers in One Game for the Same Team
Tuesday was a record-breaking day as Man United now hold this particular record having 8 different goal scorers in their 9-0 win over Southampton. Aaron Wan Bissaka, Marcus Rashford, Edinson Cavani, Bruno Fernandes, Anthony Martial, Scott Mctominay, Daniel James and Jan Bednarek (OG) were the 8 separate scorers for United that day.
Despite Man United’s dip in form in recent years, they still hold a plethora of Premier League records, some that may stand for days and others that may stand for years.
All statistics by Wikipedia Premier League and Statbunker and is correct as of February 7th 2021.
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