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5 unique Premier League records in the last decade

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Published Nov 18, 2017
Nov 18, 2017 IST

Premier League was formed in 1992 and it recently celebrated its silver jubilee with the conclusion of last season. However, 2006/07 season marked the evolution of deeper statistical analysis which was achieved by the technological growth. Since then, each and every move of the players have been noted which has led to several unique records being created in the league.

#5 Aerial duels won - Peter Crouch (1785)

Peter Crouch against Arsenal

The tall English International holds the record for highest number of aerial battles won in the league. The Stoke City forward has won 1785 aerial battles and has proved to be one of the biggest threats in the air. Christian Benteke is second in the list but the gap at the top is almost 600 which shows the aerial dominance of Crouch.

Out of the 106 goals he has scored in Premier League, 39 have come from headers, which is also the highest in the league. Second in the list is Olivier Giroud who has scored 26 goals, 13 less than the English giant.

Peter Crouch's best season came in 2004/05 in which he scored 12 goals and assisted six for his club Southampton. He has played for six clubs in his Premier League career including the likes of top clubs like Tottenham and Liverpool.

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