The 2012/13 English Premier League Season In Numbers
It seems an eternity ago since Sergio Aguero’s last-gasp goal ensured the 2011/12 English Premier League season ended in the most dramatic fashion.
The Euros and Olympics have taken place since that memorable May afternoon, but the focus is now back on the most exciting league in the world – and here’s a numbers guide to the 2012/13 EPL season…
1– One Welsh team (Swansea) will again be present in the English Premier League after comfortably beating the drop on their top-flight return last season.
4 – Four English mangers (Alan Pardew, Brian McDermott, Nigel Adkins and Sam Allardyce) will take charge of Premier League teams in 2012/13.
5–Only five teams (Arsenal, Blackburn, Chelsea, Manchester City and Manchester United) have been fortunate enough to win the Premier League.
6 – Six London teams will be fighting for local pride this season.
12 – Manchester United have been crowned Premier League champions on 12 occasions and will be hoping this season it will be a case of 13 times lucky.
20 – A total of 20 teams will battle it out in the 2012/13 campaign, with Reading, Southampton and West Ham all back in the top flight following promotion from the Championship back in May.
21 – This season marks the 21st season since the Premier League started in 1992.
34 – At 34, Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas is the youngest manager in the Premier League.
70 – At the opposite end of the age scale to Andre Villas-Boas is Manchester United’s Sir Alex Ferguson, who at 70 is the Premier League’s oldest manager.
89 – Manchester City clocked up 89 points to win their very first Premier League title back in May and the pressure will be on the defending champions this time around to last the distance again.
138 – Sky and ESPN will screen a combined 138 games live in Britain during the 2012/13 season, which is nearly 13,000 minutes of action.
260 –Former Newcastle and Blackburn striker Alan Shearer is the all-time Premier League top scorer with 260 goals.
380 – The matches will come thick and fast for football fans in the Premier League in 2012/13 as there will be no fewer than 380 fixtures altogether – or 34,200 minutes!
600 – Veteran Manchester United winger Ryan Giggs is just two short of making 600 Premier League appearances in his trophy-laden career. The Welshman holds the record for the most appearances.
1066 – A staggering 1066 goals were scored in the Premier League last season, which equates to 2.81 goals per match. Arsenal’s Robin van Persie finished as top scorer with 30 goals to his name.
This guide 2012/13 EPL season comes courtesy of Ladbrokes.
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