The Premier League season of 2016/17 could potentially see a new goal record set in the top flight of football this Sunday.
Thursday evenings clash between Leicester City and Tottenham Hotspur produced a thrilling seven goal return for fans in attendance (although probably not that thrilling for Leicester fans) and Harry Kane’s late stoppage time strike was the 1,027th goal of the 2016/17 campaign.
A further 40 goals in Sunday’s final day fixtures would see the Premier League set a new goals scored record since the top flight became a 20 team division.
Those seven goals in midweek took the number of goals scored this year past 2015/16s figure and there is of course one match day left.
1,027 goals scored so far this year is an average of 2.78 per match and the total is now only 39 goals behind the 1,066 scored in the 2011/12 campaign.
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