Ten dirtiest Premier League teams revealed over last five years and Man Utd are finally back on top of the league | The Sun
THE Premier League’s dirtiest teams of the past five years have been revealed.
And it’s Manchester United who are finally back on top of the league.
Boffins at punters.pub analysed the disciplinary records of consistent top-flight sides over the past five years.
It saw 12 teams come under the microscope.
But it’s United who came out with the worst track record.
The Red Devils have managed to pick up an incredible 386 yellow cards in the past five seasons.
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That’s 13 more than the next closest side.
United also picked up nine red cards in that time, the joint second-best number of the 12 sides.
But their incredible yellow card record means they top the average discipline score.
A yellow card counts as one point, while red cards are two.
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And that sees United come out with a score of 2.04, putting them narrowly ahead of Everton.
The Toffees have accumulated less yellows than United in the same time.
But they have instead received a whopping 17 red cards, the joint-most of any side.
And Everton have an average score of 2.03.
Third place goes to Spurs, who are close on the top two’s heels with an average of 2.02.
Meanwhile, the final ‘Champions League of discipline’ spot goes to Wolves.
Hot on their heels are Arsenal, Newcastle and Crystal Palace.
While Brighton, Chelsea and West Ham complete the top 10 list.
Meanwhile, further research showed that out of Europe’s top five leagues, Spanish side Getafe have the worst discipline.
They picked up a mind-boggling 652 yellow cards and 39 red cards — giving them an average score of 3.66.
The next top two spots also went to Spanish sides, with Sevilla and Atletico Madrid also proving to be naughty.
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A punters.pub spokesperson declared: “While accusations fly between fans of rival teams around the world, it’s interesting to see the data and establish which teams can actually be considered ‘the dirtiest’ in each league.
“It’s also certainly interesting for those who might wage money in disciplinary categories of betting like cards received per game.”
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