Revealed! Which Premier League teams really win the most penalties - and how Newcastle United measure up

Newcastle United and penalties don’t always go hand in hand.

Tuesday, 16th February 2021, 12:35 pm
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scores from the penalty spot during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Leeds United. (Photo by CATHERINE IVILL/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

In fact, up until last summer, the Magpies had one of the worst records in Europe over the past three seasons when it came to spot kicks awarded in their favour.

2020/21 has been a little kinder, however.

The Magpies have hit four goals from 12 yards this term – the eighth-highest tally in the division.

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Penalties: 14 Games: 209 Penalties per game: 0.07 (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

At the other end, the Toon Army have done pretty well too.

Steve Bruce’s men have conceded three penalties this term – a tally bettered by just two sides.

That tally is made even better by the fact that only two of those have hit the back of the net.

But how does Newcastle's record compare to their Premier League rivals over the past decade?

Penalties: 27 Games: 363 Penalties per game: 0.07 (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Paddy Power have run the numbers to which top flight teams have averaged the most penalties per game since 2010/11.

Click and scroll through the the countdown below:

*All data correct as of 20/1/21.

Penalties: 25 Games: 286 Penalites per game: 0.09 (Photo by Lindsey Parnaby - Pool/Getty Images)
Penalties: 5 Games: 57 Penalties per game: 0.09 (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)
Penalties: 31 Games: 326 Penalties per game: 0.10 (Photo by JULIAN FINNEY/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
Penalties: 35 Games: 361 Penalties per game: 0.10 (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
Penalties: 18 Games: 175 Penalties per game: 0.10 (Photo by Andy Rain - Pool/Getty Images)
Penalties: 34 Games: 325 Penalties per game: 0.10 (Photo by ANDY RAIN/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
Penalties: 23 Games: 212 Penalties per game: 0.11 (Photo by Jason Cairnduff - Pool/Getty Images)
Penalties: 46 Games: 401 Penalties per game: 0.11 (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)
Penalties: 49 Games: 402 Penalties per game: 0.12 (Photo by Nick Potts - Pool/Getty Images)
Penalties: 50 Games: 402 Penalties per game: 0.12 (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
Penalties: 3 Games: 21 Penalties per game: 0.14 (Photo by Adam Davy - Pool/Getty Images)
Penalties: 21 Games: 137 Penalties per game: 0.15 (Photo by LAURENCE GRIFFITHS/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
Penalties: 67 Games: 402 Penalties per game: 0.17 (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
Penalties: 68 Games: 402 Penalties per game: 0.17 (Photo by John Walton - Pool//Getty Images)
Penalties: 50 Games: 288 Penalties per game: 0.17 (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
Penalties: 75 Games: 400 Penalties per game: 0.19 (Photo by Tim Keeton - Getty Images)
Penalties: 84 Games: 399 Penalties per game: 0.21 (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)
Penalties: 53 Games: 251 Penalties per game: 0.21 (Photo by Rui Vieira - Pool/Getty Images)