Tottenham Hotspur become first to secure shameful Premier League record
Steven Fletcher was up to his old tricks again in north London but to delightful effect this time – for Arsenal fans at least – as the Scottish striker scored a landmark goal in Tottenham’s match against Wolves at White Hart Lane.
Fletcher’s goal which secured a 1-1 draw for his side – which featured Arsenal loanee Emmanuel Frimpong – was the 1,000th goal Tottenham had conceded in the Premier League era.
(Remember to click here to follow RL on facebook by just hitting the ‘like’ button.)
Indeed, to highlight the defensive masterclass of Arsenal’s local rivals over the years, that goal made Tottenham the first and only team to concede a grand of goals in the top flight since 1992.
Interestingly, seven of those 1,000 league goals Spurs have shipped have come from their own servant Emmanuel Adebayor, who was rampant in north London derbies during his Arsenal days.
Of course, Arsenal greats like Thierry Henry and Robert Pires have also contributed handsomely to building up that tally for Harry Redknapp’s men.
So let’s all say Happy 1000th! to Spurs!
After watching Fletcher’s strike from today’s match, tell us which of Tottenham’s 1,000 conceded goals was your favourite.[dailymotion id=xnou68]
In truth, the fact that Spurs have reached 1,000 first is testament to the fact they are one of only seven clubs to have played in enough Premier League seasons (all 20 of them) to get close to that tally.
The other six ever-presents and their tallies to date are Everton (961 conceded), Aston Villa (897), Liverpool (729), Chelsea (718), Arsenal (697) and Manchester United (648).
Only four clubs in Premier League history have conceded fewer goals than one per game on average: United, Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool.