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Liverpool smash xG record in win over Newcastle

1 Jan 2024
Salah, Diaz, Nunez

Reds make Premier League history as Expected Goals numbers show they should have scored WAY more than they did

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Liverpool beat Newcastle United 4-2 in one of the matches of the season at Anfield on New Year's Day, but the statistics show there could have been WAY more than the six goals that were scored. 

Indeed, having had 34 shots, Liverpool accumulated an Expected Goals (xG) total of 7.27. This means based on the quality of the chances they created, they should have scored at least three goals more than they did. 

Incredibly, their xG total is the highest ever produced by a team in a Premier League match, since such data became available in 2010/11. 

Here we look at the top five.

Top five highest team Expected Goals 
Match Date xG
LIVERPOOL 4-2 Newcastle 01/01/2024 7.27
MAN CITY 8-0 Watford 21/09/2019 5.87
LIVERPOOL 6-0 Leeds 23/02/2022 5.87
MAN UTD 4-1 Chelsea 25/05/2023 5.22
MAN CITY 6-0 QPR 10/05/2015 5.20
Liverpool 4-2 Newcastle

Man City 8-0 Watford

Liverpool 6-0 Leeds
Man Utd 4-1 Chelsea
Man City 6-0 QPR

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