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10 of the craziest Premier League facts: Part 1

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#7 Most points from a losing position

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Shearer had a big role to play during Newcastle's comebacks


That’s the number of points won by Newcastle United from losing positions in the 2001/02 season on their way to a 4th place finish. That’s the most number of points won from losing positions in the history of the Premier League. Considering, Newcastle finished with 71 points that season, without their comeback abilities, the Magpies would have just stayed clear of relegation finishing 17th.

Newcastle fans would have had bad memories of the number 34 as it was the same number of points they accumulated when they got relegated at the end of the 2008/09 season. How times change.

#6 The Premier league’s most attacking goalkeeper

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Paul Robinson: Always handy inside the penalty box

Paul Robinson, who had a successful career in England’s top flight with spells at Leeds, Spurs and Blackburn Rovers was by far the Premier league’s most attacking goalkeeper.

The 41-cap England International has not only scored a Premier League goal but also has most assists by a keeper (5). He has also won a penalty in the opponent’s penalty box.

Robinson’s only goal came when he took a free-kick from 95 yards against Watford, as it sailed over a helpless Ben Foster’s head back in the 2007/08 Premier League season. A real 11th outfield player!

Published 15 Dec 2017, 11:25 IST
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