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Eriksen helps set Premier League goal record

13 May 2019
Christian Eriksen, Tottenham Hotspur

Spurs midfielder's free-kick on the final day ensures 2018/19 becomes highest-scoring in the competition's history

The incredible 2018/19 Premier League season ended with a record for total goals scored set on the final day.

Christian Eriksen's second-half equaliser for Tottenham Hotspur against Everton was the 1,067th goal of the campaign, edging ahead of the previous high set in 2011/12.

With a further five goals scored after Eriksen's, the season ended with 1,072 goals being scored.

Top five highest-scoring seasons
Season Goals Goals/match
2018/19 1072 2.821
2011/12 1066 2.805
2016/17 1064 2.800
2010/11 1063 2.797
2012/13 1063 2.797
1999/00 1060 2.789

With the help of Crystal Palace's eight-goal thriller against AFC Bournemouth and four goals being scored by Newcastle United, West Ham United and PL Champions Manchester City, the final day yielded 36 goals in total.

Only one final match round in the last 10 seasons has produced more goals, two seasons ago.

MW38 goals in past 10 seasons
Season Goals Season Goals
2018/19 36 2013/14 28
2017/18 31 2012/13 36
2016/17 37 2011/12 32
2015/16 35 2010/11 32
2014/15 29  2009/10 32

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