Rush of goals sets end-of-season record

22 May 2017
Fernandinho, Manchester City

The 37 goals scored were a final day high and took 2016/17 to within two of record for a 20-team campaign

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The 2016/17 Premier League season bowed out with a flood of goals that almost made this campaign the highest-scoring since the division was cut to 20 clubs.

The 37 goals that flew in on Sunday were the joint-highest this season in a matchweek of 10 fixtures.

They also set a record as the most scored on the final matchweek of a 20-team Premier League season and were recorded by the greatest number of different goalscorers on a single matchday, with 33 players finding the net.

Aaron Ramsey, Arsenal
Arsenal's Aaron Ramsey curled in the final goal of the Matchweek in stoppage time

Most goals scored in Matchweek 38*

Season Goals
2016/17 37
2012/13 36
2015/16 35
2007/08 34
2000/01 32

*20-team seasons since 1995/96

In total 1,064 goals were scored in the 2016/17 campaign, just two short of the most ever in a 380-match season, which came in 2011/12. 

Most goals scored in a 380-match season 

Season Goals Goals per match
2011/12 1,066 2.81
2016/17 1,064 2.80
2010/11 1,063 2.80
1999/00 1,060 2.79
2009/10 1,053 2.77
2013/14 1,052 2.77
2015/16 1,026 2.70

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