Since the play-offs began in 1987, teams promoted in second place will spend an average of five years in the top flight, which is longer than any other method of promotion. Shooting accuracy % 33%. And while the Baggies may have missed out on a trophy for their brilliant efforts, the stats suggest that finishing second relates to Premier League longevity. As the old playground chant goes, ‘first the worst, second the best, third the one with the hairy chest…’ Don’t pretend you don’t know it! Leeds finished top of the Championship, while Fulham got promoted to the Premier League via the play-offs but stats reveal West Brom are in the best position to stay in the top flight However, the play-off winners hit a mere average 36 points in their first season, although that would have been enough to stay up in 2019/20. Passes 142,394. They still had five matches to play in the 2018/19 season when their relegation was confirmed. Villa beat Fulham 3-0 to move into top four Aston Villa moved into the Premier League top four after they strolled to a 3-0 win at Fulham. Pedro Neto's goal early in the second half earned Wolverhampton Wanderers a 1-0 victory over Fulham at Molineux in the Premier League on Sunday. All Premier League News Forest won promotion back to the Premier League in 1993/94 before going on to emulate Newcastle the following season by claiming 77 points. The Magpies won the league in the 1992/93 season before amassing 77 points in the Premier League the following season. Team Play. This service is provided on talkSPORT Ltd's Terms of Use in accordance with our Privacy Policy. Shots 4,372. Hit woodwork 112. Sheffield Utd and Fulham claim first Premier League points of season. Newcastle and Nottingham Forest have earned the most points after being promoted from the second tier. Fulham will be hoping to follow in Blackburn’s foosteps, who won the play-offs in 1991/92 before earning 71 points back in the big time. Fantasy Premier League FPL team news: Van Dijk to … Shots on target 1,424. “Leeds fans have been through so much in the last 16 years - this is for them,” says Whites star Stuart Dallas, Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window), Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window), Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window), Download the talkSPORT app NOW – the best way to listen live. Research by Free Super Tips reveals teams that finish second in the second tier tend to have longer stays in the top division. Despite a superior performance in England’s second tier, clubs coming up as champions last one fewer season on average. The last team to go straight back down after winning the play-offs were actually Fulham, who beat Aston Villa in May 2018 before being relegated from the Premier League. Penalties scored 30. Meanwhile, Fulham will have to watch out as play-off winners have a typical stay of just two years, with 61 per cent of teams going straight back down again. Big chances created 233. Sheffield United and Fulham picked up their first point each of the Premier League campaign after a cagey 1-1 draw at Bramall Lane on Sunday. Copyright: © 2020 ESPN Enterprises, Inc. All rights reserved. News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services. West Brom may have won promotion to the Premier League in the least entertaining way but finishing second means they could be laughing in the long run. Struggling Blades' boss Wilder decries international break amid pandemic, Managers could have done without the international break just four games into the new season while the COVID-19 pandemic has complicated matters wit, Wolves extend Fulham's losing streak with Neto strike. They join Leeds, who finished top of the Championship and play-off winners Fulham in the top flight next season. But you sense finishing above at least three teams next season will be all that Leeds, West Brom and Fulham will be worried about. 01:58 On this day - 16 Oct 2006: Fulham 2-1 Charlton 16/10/2020 CC AD; 01:03 Scott Parker's best Premier League goals 13/10/2020 CC AD; 01:26 Iconic Moment: Pogrebnyak treble against Wolves 01/10/2020 CC AD; Latest News. The research also reveals that there are no clear advantages to being promoted as champions as those coming up in either first or second place get the same 40-point average in their first Premier League season. Goals per match 1.13.

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