At the half way point in the Barclays Premier League season, it may be worth looking at how the teams are performing in certain areas. In this case we will be looking at corners.

When it comes to corners, there is one team that is clearly leading the way and that is Manuel Pelligrini’s Manchester City. The Sky Blues not only win the most corners, with an average of 7.2 per game, but they also concede the fewest with an average of just 3.9 per game. This gives a ratio of +85% corners won compared to corners conceded. The next best team after Manchester City is Tottenham Hotspur who win an average of 6.85 corners per game and concede an average of 4.7 giving a healthy ratio of +46%. Arsenal, Man United, Liverpool and Everton are all close behind and within 9% of Spurs’ ratio.

Gus Poyet’s Sunderland may be bottom of the Premier League table but when it comes to corners they are out-performing their league position and are in twelfth place in the corner table, with an average of 5.25 corners won and 5.85 conceded giving a ratio of -10%. The worst performers of all are Crystal Palace who only win an average of 3.95 corners per game but concede an average of 6.95 producing a poor ratio of -44%.

West Brom are the lowest place team in the Barclays Premier League to have a positive corner ratio with a score of +2% while Newcastle are the highest place team in the league to have a negative ratio with a result of -2%. The average corner ratio for the league is +33%.

Games involving Fulham have the highest corner count with an average of 12 per match while games involving Newcastle have the fewest corners with an average of just 9.0 per game.

Games involving Swansea, Liverpool, Man City, Sunderland and Cardiff all have an average of 11 or more corners while games involving Aston Villa, Hull City, Arsenal and Newcastle all have an average of 10 or less corners. The rest of the teams fall within the 10-11 corners sweet spot.

Home games for Fulham and Man City both average more than 12 corners per game while Stoke and Cardiff’s away games both average more than 12 corners. Newcastle’s away matches average just 7.7 per game.

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