After shipping four goals in Sunday’s north London derby defeat to Arsenal at the Emirates, Tottenham have now conceded 1,282 Premier League goals – more than any other side in the competition’s history.
Sunday’s dismal result saw Spurs move above Everton in that particular table. The Toffees have conceded 1,281 goals, while West Ham United are third on 1,236.
Obviously it’s an unwanted record for Tottenham, but it isn’t as bad as it sounds. Spurs have featured in all 27 Premier League seasons, as have Everton.
The Londoners have only recently become one of the sides consistently challenging at the top of the table. That they have conceded more goals than anyone else simply means they have been the leakiest of the Premier League’s mainstays.
West Ham have spent four of those 27 seasons in the Championship, while Manchester City – who have conceded 958 Premier League goals – have spent five seasons out of the top-flight since the inception of the Premier League.
If Tottenham get back to winning ways soon, Everton are likely to overtake Mauricio Pochettino’s side in the goals conceded table once again by the end of the season.