The Premier League 2012/13: Margin Of Victory/Margin Of defeat

We continue apace........

In the previous post I looked at the Premier league Table by home/away points and home/away goal difference, now I want to look at victories and losses. Specifically, the margins of each of those categories.

As per usual I will break it down on a team by team basis and organize it by victory/loss by 1 goal, 2 goals, 3 goals, 4+ goals.

Margin Of Victory, Margin Of Defeat

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4+ Goals 3 Goals 2 Goals 1 Goal Team 1 goal 2 goals 3 goals 4+ Goals
5 Man United 16 7 2 3
3 3 Man City 12 7 2 2
2 5 Chelsea 10 7 3 2
2 5 Arsenal 9 5 4 3
1 1 6 Tottenham 14 5 1 1
2 5 Everton 9 6 1
1 5 3 Liverpool 6 1 4 5
1 1 4 11 West Brom 8 4 2
1 2 4 7 Swansea 5 3 2 1
1 2 5 8 West Ham 6 4 2
3 2 1 8 Norwich 9 1
1 3 4 9 Fulham 7 1 2 1
1 1 4 8 Stoke 6 3
1 2 4 8 Southampton 3 5 1
3 3 2 9 Villa 6 3 1
3 2 3 11 Newcastle 9 1 1
1 2 4 10 Sunderland 5 1 3
3 4 3 10 Wigan 6 1 2
5 6 11 Reading 5 1
1 2 6 12 QPR 3 1

Victories

Man United and Tottenham are the teams with by far the most single goal victories in the PL, quite what this means year on tear we don't know. Are goals by the slimmest of margins (1) a repeateable trick?

The flat track bullies: Arsenal and Liverpool registered 7 and 9 victories respectively by margins of 3 goals or more. The next closest team sits on 5,

Norwich look a touch odd on this table, 10 victories, 9 of them by a single goal. Can Norwich's streak of one goal victories at home be repeated, if not, just how much doom awaits them?

Defeats

Whoa, West Brom. The Baggies are in the bottom 6 in the league in losses by a goal.

Man City and Liverpool had the fewest one goal losses this season (3) but neither club could prevent incurring some heavier defeats.

Wigan and Villa were butchered by the big boys at times, with Wigan suffering 7 defeats by 3 or more goals and Villa suffering 6 defeats by 3 or more.

Newcastle suffered 11 1 goal defeats and enjoyed 9 1 goal victories. That is 20 games decided by a single goal, only Tottenham have had as many games decided by a single goal.

Interesting.

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