A thrilling campaign ended in sensational style with 32 goals scored in the 10 matches to set a new record of 1,063 goals scored in a 38-fixture season.

The previous record number of goals scored in a top-flight season involving 20 clubs was 1,060 in the 1999/2000 season, when Manchester United won the title.

Going into the final day, 1,031 goals had been scored in 370 matches, a fraction under three goals a fixture. It meant 30 goals needed to be scored to set a new Premier League best.

As the matches headed into stoppage-time, 29 goals had been scored - tantalisingly one short of equalling the previous high.

But this has been such an exciting campaign with so many twists and turns that it was hardly surprising to see three goals go in during added time.

Somen Tchoyi headed a dramatic equaliser for West Bromwich Albion to earn a 3-3 draw at Newcastle United and Crisitan Riveros made it 3-0 to Sunderland at West Ham United.

But the most note-worthy late goal came at White Hart Lane where Roman Pavlyuchenko's late winner for Spurs relegated Birmingham City.

That racked up a total of 1,063 goals for the campaign, an average of 2.8 goals per match. The tally was 10 higher than the 2009/10 campaign which was previously the second-highest scoring.

All 10 fixtures produced at least one goal with 15 of the 20 sides finding the net on an afternoon of high drama, which encapsulated a thrilling Barclays Premier League campaign.


This season has seen a number of high-scoring matches:
• Chelsea scored six goals without reply against both West Bromwich Albion and Wigan Athletic at the beginning of the season.
• Manchester United put seven past Blackburn Rovers at Old Trafford.
• Everton won a thrilling fixture with Blackpool 5-3.
• Newcastle United came from 4-0 down to draw 4-4 against Arsenal.

Top scorers for the season are Manchester United with 78, closely followed by Arsenal with 72.

The race for the Barclays Golden Boot has also been closely fought with Manchester United's Dimitar Berbatov and Manchester City's Carlos Tevez sharing the honour with 20 goals each, neither was able to edge in front on the final day.

Joe Hart of Manchester City has kept 18 clean sheets this season to secure the BarclaysGolden Glove award.

Source: Premier League