Date: 19th May 2017 at 9:45pm
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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.

Season
Goals
Avg Per Game
2011/12
1,066
2.81
2010/11
1,063
2.80
2012/13
1999/00
1,060
2.79
2009/10
1,053
2.77
2013/14
1,052
2.77
2016/17
1,027
2.78
2015/16
1,026
2.70



If an average of 2.80 is maintained this Sunday it would see another 28 goals added to the pile, but of course anything can and often does happen on the final day so it would only take a couple of games to explode into life to potentially set a new outright record.

The Premier League itself pointed out that final day fixtures historically produce more goals anyway that the previous 37 match weeks as in 15 of the last 16 seasons, the curtain closing fixtures average 4.5 strikes across the final games

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