Man Utd still chasing Newcastle’s crown as PL comeback kings…

Date published: Monday 12th April 2021 7:21 - Ian Watson

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Man Utd still need two more come-from-behind wins to match Sir Bobby Robson’s Newcastle as comeback kings.

Manchester United launched yet another fightback at Tottenham on Sunday to make it 28 points earned from losing positions so far this season. With seven games still to start slowly before eventually getting their act together, here’s how Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side compare to the other comeback kings this century…

1) Newcastle (2001/02)
Points earned from losing positions: 34
Deficits: 23
Wins: 10
Draws: 4
Defeats: 9
Average points: 1.48
Final Premier League position: 4th

 

2) Man Utd (2012/13)
Points earned from losing positions: 29
Deficits: 16
Wins: 9
Draws: 2
Defeats: 5
Average points: 1.81
Final Premier League position: Champions


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3) Man Utd (2020/21 after 31 games)
Points earned from losing positions: 28
Deficits: 14
Wins: 9
Draws: 1
Defeats: 4
Average points: 2
Final Premier League position: 2nd with seven games to go

4) West Brom (2010/11)
Points earned from losing positions: 27
Deficits: 30
Wins: 6
Draws: 9
Defeats: 15
Average points: 0.9
Final Premier League position: 11th

 

5) Man Utd (1999/2000)
Points earned from losing positions: 24
Deficits: 15
Wins: 6
Draws: 6
Defeats: 3
Average points: 1.6
Final Premier League position: Champions

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6) Arsenal (1999/2000)
Points earned from losing positions: 24
Deficits: 19
Wins: 7
Draws: 3
Defeats: 9
Average points: 1.26
Final Premier League position: 2nd

 

7) Arsenal (2011/12)
Points earned from losing positions: 24
Deficits: 20
Wins: 7
Draws: 3
Defeats: 10
Average points: 1.2
Final Premier League position: 3rd


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8) Tottenham (2010/11)
Points earned from losing positions: 24
Deficits: 20
Wins: 6
Draws: 6
Defeats: 8
Average points: 1.2
Final Premier League position: 5th

 

9) Everton (2002/03)
Points earned from losing positions: 24
Deficits: 23
Wins: 7
Draws: 3
Defeats: 13
Average points: 1.04
Final Premier League position: 7th

 

10) Man Utd (2002/03)
Points earned from losing positions: 23
Deficits: 16
Wins: 6
Draws: 5
Defeats: 5
Average points: 1.44
Final Premier League position: Champions

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