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Premier League Boxing Day stats: All-time table, top goalscorers, most assists & more

We take a look at some of the key Premier League statistics from one of the most popular dates on the English footballing calendar - Boxing Day.

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Premier League Boxing Day all-time table:

It's unsurprising to learn that record 13-time Premier League champions Manchester United have accrued the most points on Boxing Day in the history of the top flight, with an an average of 2.48 points per match.

Man Utd's meeting with Aston Villa at Old Trafford on Boxing Day will be the first time the Red Devils have played on this date since 2020, when United played out a 2-2 draw against Leicester at the King Power Stadium after Marcus Rashford and Bruno Fernandes got themselves on the scoresheet.

The Red Devils have played out a number of Boxing Day classics over the years, including a 4-3 win over Newcastle in a seven-goal thriller at Old Trafford in 2012 before another pulsating 3-2 win away at Hull a year later.

Arsenal, Liverpool and Tottenham make up the rest of the top four in this all-time Premier League Boxing Day table, with Blackburn Rovers as high as eighth despite having last participated in the top flight back in the 2011/12 season.

Sunderland can lay claim to having bragging rights over rivals Newcastle when it comes to their Premier League record on Boxing Day, with the Black Cats picking up the same amount of points as the Magpies in eight fewer games - with a points per game average of 1.19 compared to the Geordies' 0.79.

Coventry City are notably present within this table, amassing a total of 17 points from just eight Premier League matches on Boxing Day - registering an impressive average of 2.13 points per game on this date in the top flight.
 

Premier League Boxing Day top goalscorers:

After swapping Tottenham for Bayern Munich in the summer, England captain Harry Kane will be unable to build on his sensational Boxing Day record in the Premier League this year - with the 30-year-old notching a staggering 10 goals in seven matches on this date.

Kane's 65th minute effort away at Brentford last year was enough to see him out in front as the Premier League's all-time leading Boxing Day scorer, and continue his perfect record of having scored in every top flight match he has participated in for Spurs on this date.

Trailing Kane by one goal in this table is Liverpool icon Robbie Fowler on nine, with seven of these goals arriving away from Anfield.

Incidentally, seven of this top 10 list of Boxing Day goalscorers make up the top 10 Premier League goalscorers of all time, highlighting that the competition's finest ever marksmen did not tend to let up in their quest to hit the back of the net even during the festive season.
 

Premier League Boxing Day most assists:

A total of four players are joint-level with the most Premier League assists on Boxing Day on five - Michael Carrick, Paolo Di Canio, Wayne Rooney and Dimitar Berbatov.

Southampton full-back Kyle Walker-Peters is eye-catchingly only one assist behind this quartet on four, with the Englishman memorably recording a hat-trick of assists for former club Tottenham in a 5-0 win over Bournemouth on Boxing Day in 2018.

Current Arsenal skipper Martin Odegaard's stats on this date also stand out, with the Norwegian having recorded four assists in just two Premier League appearances for the Gunners on Boxing Day.

The former Real Madrid man will unfortunately be able to add to this number this year, with Mikel Arteta's men scheduled to take on West Ham at the Emirates on 28th December.

Liverpool's Mo Salah is one player who could shake up this list this year, however, with the Reds taking on Burnley at Turf Moor on Boxing Day in a match in which the Egyptian will be looking to add to his four Premier League assists on this date.
 

Premier League Boxing day most appearances:

Not only is Gareth Barry the Premier League's all-time appearance maker on 652, he also tops the standings for matches played on Boxing Day in England's top flight on 18.

Chelsea icon Frank Lampard, fourth on the all-time Premier League appearances list on 609, trails Barry in second place for Boxing Day appearances by just one on 17.

Man Utd legend Ryan Giggs and the evergreen James Milner are two other players to make up the top 10 of both of these lists, with the latter still plying his trade at Brighton.

The remaining Premier League stalwarts included in this top 10 list of Boxing Day appearance makers are Michael Carrick, Aaron Hughes, Sol Campbell and Steven Gerrard.
 

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