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Revealed: Leeds United fans will not enjoy being crowned with this title

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According to a report by The Daily Star, Leeds United are officially the most boring team to have graced the Premier League.

Judging on the number of goals scored and conceded per game, Leeds United’s 1996/97 campaign proved to be the most fruitless of any side in Premier League history.

The Daily Star launched this inquiry following a dull season for Middlesbrough, who have been involved in just 49 goals in 27 games this season (19 scored and 30 conceded).

However, this record of 1.81 goals per game was only lower when Leeds United finished 11th in 1996/97.

Leeds averaged 1.74 goals per game during that season, scoring 28 and conceding 38, to take the crown as the “most boring” team in Premier League history.

This was proven by joint top scorers Brian Deane and Lee Sharpe, who only hit five goals apiece.

In third place behind Leeds and Middlesbrough were Arsenal in 1992/93 (1.86) followed by Manchester City (2006/07) and Fulham (2008/09) in joint fourth with 1.92 goals per game.

Leeds fans – what do you make of the stat? Do you recall that season? Let us know in the comments below…


NCTJ-qualified journalist - University of Birmingham undergraduate - King's College London postgraduate - Coventry City and West Ham United

ScoopDragon Football News Network

Article title: Revealed: Leeds United fans will not enjoy being crowned with this title

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