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Premier League Records: Most goals conceded in a season

In the 1993/94 season, Swindon Town made some unwanted history in becoming the first Premier League team to concede 100 goals in a season, and it’s a record that still stands today.

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Most goals conceded in a Premier League season

TeamGoals against
Swindon Town (93/94)*100
Ipswich Town (94/95)*93
Derby County (07/08)89
Fulham (13/14)85
Norwich City (21/22)84
Barnsley (97/98)82
Burnley (09/10)82
Wolves (11/12)82

*42-game season

Swindon were promoted to the top flight for the first and only time in their history under the guise of player-manager Glenn Hoddle, who left in the summer to be replaced by John Gorman, and while the Robins recorded a respectable 30 points, they did concede two or more goals in 26 games, shipping five on four occasions, as well as losing 6-2 to Everton and 7-1 to Newcastle.

Ipswich Town’s disastrous campaign the following season saw them concede 93 goals, keeping just three clean sheets and setting a Premier League record – one that’s still to be broken – for the biggest defeat, losing 9-0 to Manchester United. Although it was a season that saw Ipswich finish rock bottom, it was the year they brought George Burley to the club, who – after three unsuccessful play-off stints – took the Tractor Boys back to the top flight.

In terms of a 38-game season, Derby County’s record-setting 2007/08 season saw them concede 89 goals, which included 6-0 losses to Aston Villa and Liverpool, a 6-1 defeat to Chelsea and a 6-2 defeat to Arsenal. They would also set a record for most games without a win with 32, equalling Loughborough's Football League record of winning just once in an entire season.

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