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Five teams with the most goals in Premier League history

Manchester United’s 3-1 win at Norwich this weekend produced a landmark moment for Premier League historians and statisticians, with midfielder Scott McTominay’s opener at Carrow Road the club’s 2000th goal of the Premier League era.

The goal means that United are the first club in the competition’s history to reach the figure, but who are the other top scoring sides since the Premier League’s inception in 1992?

Here are the five teams with the most goals in Premier League history…

5. Tottenham – 1563 goals

The fifth-highest scoring team in Premier League history is Tottenham, who have plundered 1563 goals since the division’s inaugural season 27 years ago. The club reached the 1500 landmark in November of last season, the unlikely scorer of Juan Foyth netting against Crystal Palace with his first EPL goal.

Their 1563 goals have been scored by 147 different players, whilst the club have had two winners of the Premier League’s Golden Boot, Teddy Sheringham (1992/93) and Harry Kane (2015/16 & 2016/17).

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4. Chelsea – 1793 goals

The five-times title-winners are placed fourth in the list of most prolific Premier League teams, having amassed 1793 goals throughout the Premier League era.

The club’s most prolific campaign came in their double-winning season of 2009/10, Didier Drogba claiming the division’s Golden Boot as Carlo Ancelotti’s free-scoring side scored a then record 103 times to secure the title.

Mick Harford scored the club’s first Premier League goal during a 1-1 home draw with Oldham in August 1992, whilst Christian Pulisic became Chelsea’s latest different scorer after netting his first goals for the club with a hat-trick in the win over Burnley last weekend.

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3. Liverpool – 1797 goals

Slightly ahead of Chelsea are Liverpool, who have scored just four goals more than their London rivals with 1797 in the Premier League era so far.

No club have had more Golden Boot winners than Liverpool, who have seen four players win the accolade, including becoming the only club in the league’s history to see two players share the award in the same season (Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane, 2018/19).

Robbie Fowler is the club’s top scorer in Premier League history, his 128 league goals putting him slightly ahead of Steven Gerrard and Michael Owen.

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2. Arsenal – 1860 goals

The club closest to joining United on 2000 Premier League goals is old rivals Arsenal, who share the record for most Golden Boot wins with Liverpool with six. Four of those success came from the iconic Thierry Henry, who sits comfortably ahead of Ian Wright as the club’s all-time top scorer in the Premier League with 178 goals.

Arsenal’s tally of 1860 goals has come from 1048 games, the North London side averaging 1.77 goals per game throughout their Premier League history.

Those goals have also delivered the club three Premier League titles, though the last of those came in the club’s famed unbeaten season of 2003/04.

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1. Manchester United – 2002 goals

Unsurprisingly at the top of this list is Manchester United, the most successful team of the Premier League era having been crowned champions 13 times since the competition’s inaugural season in 1992.

The Manchester side became the first club to reach the 2000 goal landmark courtesy of McTominay’s fine strike this weekend, their tally later added to by both Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial.

Mark Hughes scored the club’s first goal of the Premier League era during a 2-1 defeat at Sheffield United back in August 1992, whilst Cristiano Ronaldo netted their 1000th – coincidentally also in defeat to Middlesbrough in October 2005.

The club’s all-time record goalscorer, Wayne Rooney, leads the way in terms of goals with 183 goals, the highest total ever scored for a single Premier League club.

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