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Premier League 2012/13: Penalty kings

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Taking a penalty can be one of the most nerve-wracking experiences in football. Despite a spot-kick being a free shot at goal from just 12-yards out, a lot of footballers buckle under the pressure and miss their golden opportunity to get their name on the scoresheet.

Referee's have been under a lot of pressure this season and a number of them have not impressed fans, players and managers alike with some debatable decisions. As the campaign draws to a close, they'll be under even more pressure to point to the spot every time a player goes down in the box, as club's fight hard to achieve their aims.

But when penalties are given, which team has the most successful conversion rate from the penalty spot? According to Opta stats, Fulham are the Premier League's penalty kings, having converted six out of six penalties this season.

Chelsea are the side who have been awarded the most penalties with nine, with both Swansea and Tottenham yet to be awarded a spot-kick this year.

Relegation-bound Queens Park Rangers have the worst penalty success rate, having missed all three of their penalties.

Where does your team come for penalties this season? Find out below!

1. Chelsea
Penalties: 9
Converted: 7
Success: 77.78%

2. West Brom
Penalties: 7
Converted: 5
Success: 71.43%

3. Fulham
Penalties: 6
Converted: 6
Success: 100%

4. Arsenal
Penalties: 6
Converted: 5
Success: 83.33%

5. Liverpool
Penalties: 6
Converted: 5
Success: 83.33%

6. Manchester City
Penalties: 6
Converted: 4
Success: 66.67%

7. Manchester United
Penalties: 6
Converted: 3
Success: 50%

8. Sunderland
Penalties: 4
Converted: 4
Success: 100%

9. West Ham
Penalties: 4
Converted: 4
Success: 100%

10. Newcastle
Penalties: 4
Converted: 3
Success: 75%

11. Stoke City
Penalties: 4
Converted: 2
Success: 50%

12. Aston Villa
Penalties: 3
Converted: 3
Success: 100%

13. Reading
Penalties: 3
Converted: 3
Success: 100%

14. Southampton
Penalties: 3
Converted: 3
Success: 100%

15. QPR
Penalties: 3
Converted: 0
Success: 0%

16. Everton
Penalties: 2
Converted: 2
Success: 100%

17. Wigan
Penalties: 1
Converted: 1
Success: 100%

18. Norwich
Penalties: 1
Converted: 0
Success: 0%

19. Swansea
Penalties: 0
Converted: 0
Success: 0%

20. Tottenham
Penalties: 0
Converted: 0
Success: 0%

 

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