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Goal record in danger as Mahrez hits landmark strike

23 Dec 2019
Riyad Mahrez

Man City winger's strike was the 500th in the Premier League this season and it continued a record pace for the campaign

Riyad Mahrez’s equaliser for Manchester City against Leicester City on Saturday not only turned the match in favour of the champions, it was also a landmark goal in a season which could set a record for the most scored.

The deflected effort by Mahrez against his former club was the 500th Premier League goal this season.

Coming on 21 December, it was the earliest date the mark has been reached in a Premier League campaign since 2009/10, when it arrived on 19 December.

Indeed, at the present rate of goals, 2019/20 is on course to break the record for the most in a season, which was set last term.

After 18 Matchweeks and 179 fixtures, there have been 506 goals at a rate of 2.83 per match.

This would deliver 1,075 goals if maintained to the end of the season, three more than the record set in 2018/19.

Most goals in a season
Season Matches Goals Goals/match
2019/20 179 506 2.83
2018/19 380 1072 2.82
2011/12 380 1066 2.81
2016/17 380 1064 2.80
2010/11 380 1063 2.80
2012/13 380 1063 2.80

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