Talking Tactics

Why goals from corners are heading for a record high

By Adrian Clarke 11 Dec 2022
AFC Bournemouth v Tottenham Hotspur - Premier League

Adrian Clarke looks at how clubs have made set-pieces into an effective attacking weapon

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This Premier League season is set to produce the most goals from corner kicks since records began 16 years ago. 

So far in 2022/23, more than 15 per cent of the campaign's 419 goals have arrived from this particular set-piece.

What are clubs doing to bring about such success? Our tactics expert Adrian Clarke is investigating the division's most successful teams in this department.

Most goals from corners 2022/23
Team Goals
Spurs 10
Fulham 7
Man City 7
Liverpool 7
Arsenal 5

The analysis outlines the value of set-piece planning and is a reminder that there are a variety of ways to score goals from corners.

The process of identifying holes and weaknesses in the opposition's defensive set-up is crucial, as is the responsibility of the players to deliver the right crosses and runs.

Standards in this department appear to be on the rise. Click on the links below to see how and why each club has improved.

Read our club-by-club analysis

Part 2: How Spurs free Kane to score from corners
Part 3: How Fulham use blockers to capitalise from corners
Part 4: How Man City use short corners to feed Haaland
Part 5: Why Liverpool are the kings of the outswinging corner
Part 6: Why Arsenal are a nightmare for goalkeepers from corners
Part 7: Which clubs are best at defending corners and why

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