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Which are the best counter-attacking teams in Europe?

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Walcott & Arsenal lead the Premier League (©GettyImages)
Walcott & Arsenal lead the Premier League (©GettyImages).

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No surprise to see Spurs in the top 3 Premier League counter-attackers, but perhaps a mild eyebrow raise at the fact that Arsenal are the only team better than them.

The Gunners play an open style with forward-thinking wingers, and they have Theo Walcott. On a side note, Manchester United don't have a single goal on the counter attack - the Robin Van Persie effect?

Antonio Valencia has struggled for form, and Ashley Young for fitness, so United's fast-break capacity has been stunted.

As for West Brom, Steve Clarke's team were the surprise package in the early part of the season. And their success was party based on a compact defence, sharp-eyed passers - Claudio Yacob, James Morrison - and quick, mobile strikers - Romelu Lukaku and Shane Long.

Top three counter-attacking teams

West Bromwich Albion 5 goals

Tottenham 5 goals

Arsenal 6 goals

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