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Can Brighton assist Murray's quest for goals?

27 Apr 2018
Glenn Murray, Brighton

Brighton striker is in all-time top five for scoring most Premier League goals in a season without setting any up

The main role of strikers is to score goals and there are few as clinical in the Premier League as Glenn Murray

The Brighton & Hove Albion forward is the club's top scorer with 12 goals, double the total of his nearest team-mate. 

Like most strikers, Murray also creates opportunities for others. It is just that no team-mate has been able to convert one. 

Murray has yet to assist a single goal this season but it is not for want of trying. 

Only four team-mates have created more chances than Murray's 16, two of which were big chances

It makes him the highest-scoring player in a single season without assisting a goal since Demba Ba in 2012/13.

The Senegalese forward scored 15 goals for Newcastle United and Chelsea in that campaign without setting one up for a team-mate. 

The overall record for the most Premier League goals without an assist belongs to Benni McCarthy.

The South African scored 18 goals in 2006/07, but none of his fellow Blackburn Rovers were able to convert any of the 40 chances he created for them. 

Most goals in a season with no assist
Player Club Season Goals Chances created
Benni McCarthy BLB 2006/07 18 40
Juan Pablo Angel AVL 2003/04 16 38
Demba Ba NEW/CHE 2012/13 15 20
Matt Le Tissier SOU 1996/97 13 -*
Glenn Murray BHA 2017/18 12 16

*Data not available 

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