Goals Scored Week 1 EPL 2017-2018

Introduction

I am monitoring the goals scored in the EPL 2017-2018 season. I am using secondary data from worldfootball.net.

I have two specific interests in monitoring goals scored:

  • When are goals scored?
  • What is the outcome of scoring first?

In week 1 of the EPL season, 31 goals were scored. There were eight wins, one score draw and one 0v0 draw.

When are goals scored?

I use 15 minute game intervals for the timing of goals scored. My record for week 1 is:

Scoring the first goal

Eight of the ten games played in week 1 were won by the team scoring first. Watford scored first in their 3v3 draw with Liverpool.

The eight teams that scored first and won were divided equally between home (4) and away (4) teams. Arsenal, Everton, West Brom and Manchester United scored first at home. Burnley, Huddersfield, Manchester City and Tottenham scored first away from home.

Photo Credit

Scramble (Matthew Wilkinson, CC BY 2.0)

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