The Premier League table without penalties is so different it may surprise you

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Penalties have been a hot topic over the last few weeks after Jurgen Klopp randomly brought up Manchester United’s penalty record during his post-match interview after Liverpool lost 1-0 to Southampton.

Since then there have been many debates among fans as to who is awarded more penalties or who dives the most – mainly between Manchester United and Liverpool – but what would the Premier League table look like if there were no penalties?

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Luckily for us one Twitter user decided to crunch the numbers and re-ranked the Premier League table based on the points differential when penalties are removed.

Here is how the Top 10 in the Premier League would look:

Premier League Top 10 (without penalties)

  1. Manchester City – 35pts
  2. Manchester United – 33pts
  3. Everton – 32pts
  4. Leicester – 30pts
  5. Tottenham – 30pts
  6. Southampton – 29pts
  7. Chelsea – 28pts
  8. West Ham – 28pts
  9. Liverpool – 26pts
  10. Leeds – 26pts
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The results are quite shocking and show that Manchester City would be the league leaders without penalties and second place Liverpool would drop way down to 9th spot.

In 11th position would be Wolves on 26 points with Aston Villa in 12th, also on 26 points and just behind them in 13th would sit Arsenal on 21 points.


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