The best stats from the Boxing Day action
There’s nothing quite like Boxing Day football in the Premier League.
Whether you’re attending one of the twenty stadiums or watching from the comfort of your sofa, loading up on Christmas leftovers and the year’s supply of chocolate Santa Claus brought, Boxing Day football is always bitter-fought, entertaining and accompanied by a uniquely festive atmosphere.
The 2016 edition perhaps wasn’t a classic compared to recent years, when we’ve seen shock upsets, controversial refereeing decisions and mesmerising performances, but nonetheless, we were certainly given our fair dose of post-Christmas action.
Chelsea maintained their stranglehold on the division’s summit with an impressive 3-0 win over Bournemouth, Manchester United scored some sublime goals in a 3-1 win versus Sunderland, Arsenal left it late against West Brom and Sam Allardyce picked up his first point as Crystal Palace manager.
The footballing world has gone statistics mad over the last decade, so what better day to reflect on all the Boxing Day action than a look back at some of the shock statistics to emerge from it?