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Which Premier League fans are paying the most money to see their team score?

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Manchester United supporters might be starting to get a little frustrated with some of the dull displays they've been forced to endure under the new tutelage of Louis van Gaal this season, but the Dutchman's pragmatic approach is actually delivering some of the best value for money for home fans across the entire Premier League.

With 22 goals scored in 11 games at Old Trafford so far in 2014/15, Red Devils followers are paying on average £26.50 per home goal at the Theatre of Dreams, based on the most expensive matchday ticket available to buy this term.

According to statistics provided by SportingIntelligence.com, the highest price you can expect to pay at Manchester United is £53.00, which is significantly cheaper than the £127 top-level ticket on offer at the Emirates Stadium.

The 21 goals that Arsene Wenger's side have scored in 10 matches in north London means some Gunners supporters have paid over £60.00 per home goal, which - at the current rate - would cost them £646 more than Manchester United over the course of 19 games in a season.

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The only club offering worse value for money is Aston Villa, who have managed a paltry return of seven home goals scored at Villa Park in 11 games. Their highest ticket price is £45.00 - £82.00 cheaper than Arsenal - but the fact Paul Lambert's side have created so few chances, means the Villains are getting the lowest return by way of entertainment from their investment, outlaying on average £70.71 per goal.

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At the other end of the scale, Southampton are offering the best value for money across the entire division, beating Manchester United by just under £3.00 per goal thanks to an impressive return of 24 goals in 11 games at St Mary's.

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The most expensive ticket to watch Ronald Koeman's high-flying Saints might cost £52.00, but with an average cost of £23.83 per goal the south coast is the best place to guarantee entertainment.

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Meanwhile, Tottenham are starting to show signs of revival under the management of former Southampton boss Mauricio Pochettino, but Spurs fans could still be forgiven for feeling a little underwhelmed when it comes to enjoyment of games at White Hart Lane having scored just 18 goals in 12 home matches - the lowest amount of any side in the Premier League's top seven.

Their most expensive ticket price is at the higher end of the scale at £81.00, meaning Tottenham supporters get the third worst value for money, paying £54.00 per goal so far this season.

It's also worth mentioning Hull City and Queens Park Rangers, two sides that are struggling at the lower end of the table this term. Not only are fans of those respective clubs being forced to endure a probable relegation battle between now and May, but they also pay pretty costly fees to go and cheer on their teams at the KC Stadium or Loftus Road.

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Tigers supporters have seen just 10 goals in the same number of games at a top whack cost of £50.00, which is exactly the same as the average outlay and makes going to watch Steve Bruce's side the fourth worst value for money in the top-flight.

QPR sit just outside the top five in sixth place with an average spend of £46.67 per goal, due mainly to the high matchday ticket price of £70.00. At least Hoops fans have seen a higher number of home goals with 18 scored in 12 games so far - a strike rate that the team will need to maintain to keep Harry Redknapp in a job in west London.

Another Premier League manager that's been under-fire this season is Everton boss Robert Martinez, but criticism looks unwarranted when you consider the Toffees are offering their fans the third best value for money at Goodison Park thanks to a return of 17 goals in 11 games.

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