Unwanted records in the English Premier League
- Football records are privilege to hold, except you're on the losing end of it. Here we take a look at records no one else wants.
2. Arsenal - Most shots on goal in a defeat
West Ham's 1-0 win at the Emirates in their 2007 Great Escape under Alan Curbishley was the perfect encapsulation of Arsenal's early years in their new home. They peppered West Ham's goal with 35 shots, but Bobby Zamora's looping effort secured the perfect smash-and-grab three points. "It's difficult to say we had a bad game because we should have scored 10 and yet we lost the game," Arsene Wenger said post. Arsenal are also the only team to let a four-goal lead slip, when they collapsed away at Newcastle in 2011.
3. Shortest Premier League career: Joe Sheerin (60 seconds)
To go a whole Premier League season having played fewer than ten games would be miserable and embarrassing for most top flight talents, putting into perspective the absurdity of this statistic.
With just minutes to go in the game against the Dons, Italian Gianfranco Zola was brought off, with Sheerin the substitute to go on and make his debut – a debut which would last just sixty seconds. Despite remaining with the Blues until 2000, that would be Sheerin’s last appearance for the club, rendering his Premier League tenure the shortest of all time.