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Spurs' fighting spirit helps them top comeback table

26 Sep 2023
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We take a look at the sides who have accumulated the most points from losing positions

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Tottenham Hotspur continued their fighting spirit under Ange Postecoglou after twice coming from behind to rescue a point against Arsenal in a thrilling north London derby.

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Since the start of this season, Spurs have gone behind in four of their six Premier League matches, but remarkably have won twice and drawn twice to take eight points from those encounters.

But in fact this spirit is nothing new, with the latest point won against the Gunners taking Spurs top of the all-time table for points won from losing positions.

Brentford have also exhibited brilliant character from trailing positions, despite this being only their third season in the Premier League.

They have averaged 0.35 points per match from a losing position, only slightly inferior to Spurs' 0.36, and have come from behind twice already this season to earn a point. 

Most points from losing positions
Team Points Points/match
Spurs 428 0.36
Man Utd 427 0.36
Arsenal 392 0.33
Liverpool 390 0.33
Chelsea 360 0.30
Everton 326 0.27
Newcastle 318 0.29
Aston Villa 297 0.27
West Ham 279 0.27
Man City 250 0.25
Fulham 157 0.26
Crystal Palace 149 0.27
Wolves 113 0.32
Burnley 65 0.21
Bournemouth 62 0.26
Brighton 60 0.26
Nott'm Forest 53 0.22
Sheff Utd 46 0.23
Brentford 29 0.35
Luton Town 1 0.20

Spurs' eight points gained from losing positions leaves them on course to break their record from 2010/11, when they accumulated 24 points after going behind.

But they still have a way to go to match the record set by Newcastle United in 2001/02, when they amassed 34 points after trailing in 23 matches that season.

The team that produced such fighting spirit was Crystal Palace when they claimed 25 points despite trailing in 26 matches last season.

Most points from losing positions in a single season
Team Season Matches behind Points total
Newcastle 2001/02 23 34
Man Utd 2020/21 17 31
Man Utd 2012/13 16 29
West Brom 2010/11 30 27
Crystal Palace 2022/23 26 25
Arsenal 1999/00 19 24
Arsenal 2011/12 20 24
Everton 2002/03 23 24
Man Utd 1999/20 15 24
Spurs 2010/11 20 24

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