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Top 10: Premier League goal-fests

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Portsmouth's Benjani scored a hat-trick in the 7-4 win over Reading (©GettyImages)
Portsmouth's Benjani scored a hat-trick in the 7-4 win over Reading (©GettyImages).

The Premier League is one of the best leagues in world football, and it has offered great entertainment since its beginning all the way back in 1992.

I won't say that goals are necessarily what makes a game exciting, but when there are goal-fests it certainly adds plenty of excitement.

The highest-scoring Premier League game came back during the 2007/08, season when Portsmouth hammered Reading 7-4.

So, what other games stand-out because of the apparent lack of defending?

Here are the top 10 Premier League goal-fests, with the statistics courtesy of Transfermarkt.

1. Portsmouth 7-4 Reading | September 2007
2. Arsenal 7-3 Newcastle United | December 2012
3. Manchester United 8-2 Arsenal | August 2011
4. Tottenham 9-1 Wigan | November 2009
5. Tottenham 6-4 Reading | December 2007
6. Chelsea 7-2 Sunderland | January 2010
7. Middlesborough 8-1 Manchester City | May 2008
8. Tottenham 4-5 Arsenal | November 2004
9. Tottenham 7-2 Southampton | March 2000
10. West Ham 5-4 Bradford | February 2000

So, as you can see, the Premier League has thrown up some sensational score-lines, with a 7-4 thriller topping the list.

Tottenham have been involved in four games out of the top 10, winning three of them, but losing painfully in a north London derby. Meanwhile, their fierce rivals Arsenal have been involved in three, winning two of them and losing one, which was a humiliating 8-2 defeat at Old Trafford.

 

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