Most shots in a Premier League game by one team- who holds the record with 44 to their name?

Most shots in a Premier League game by one team- who holds the record with 35 to their name?

When Manchester City smashed Leeds United 7-0 this weekend, there were eyebrows raised everywhere. People though this game had set records for the most shots on target in one game, most shots in a Premier League game by one team, or something else.

But as it turns out, it set none of those records and did not even get close to it. So, which team holds the record for firing the most shots at their opponent’s goal in one game? Alley Sport helps you find out.

Most shots in a Premier League game by one team- revisiting Manchester City’s miracle

Manchester City beat QPR 3-2 on the last day of the Premier League season. The last-minute goal from Sergio Aguero is etched in the mind of every single football fan around the world. Now that we think about it, City were pelting QPR’s goal to an unreal extent.

Most shots in a Premier League game by one team- who holds the record with 44 to their name? (Image: Sky Sports)
Most shots in a Premier League game by one team- who holds the record with 44 to their name? (Image: Sky Sports)

So much so, that they set a record in the process. Manchester City took an astonishing 44 shots, the most ever in a PL game by a single team. That eclipses other records such as Arsenal’s 36 shots they took against Jordan Pickford’s Sunderland in their 2-0 win at the Emirates in 2017.

Even Liverpool got close to the mark when they fired 35 shots at Swansea in their 5-0 win against their second-string side back in February 2013. As compared to this, City managed just 31 shots against Leeds in their 7-0 rout.

Most shots in a Premier League game by both teams

This record does not belong to Man City. Their game with QPR ended with the Londoners only taking 3 shots. In fact, this record belongs to a game that actually did involve Queens Park Rangers, but not against Manchester City.

 Most shots in a Premier League game by both teams. Image Source: Opta via Sun
Most shots in a Premier League game by both teams. Image Source: Opta via Sun

Their 3-2 win against Leicester City in December 2014 comfortably holds that award with 52 shots. It is important to note that these stats have been meticulously kept only from 2006 considering that’s when Opta started recording those.

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