Manchester United Have Been Given The Most Penalties This Season
Manchester United secured a lucky victory over West Ham United on Saturday evening thanks to two penalties. The spot kicks, awarded by Graham Scott, took the Red Devils to 12 penalties awarded this season and means they top the charts.
If it’s true that it’s better to be lucky than good, as the saying goes, then Ole Gunnar Solskjaer whilst things haven’t been going as well for the Norwegian recently, as they had been at the start of his tenor, the luck was definitely on his team’s side on Saturday evening.
He would have an extremely successful time as manager of Manchester United.
In their must win Premier League tie at home with West Ham they should have been 1-0 down through a Felipe Anderson goal, which the linesman wrongly flagged for offside, and then they went 1-0 up through a wrongly misgiven penalty.
Whilst West Ham would equalise in the second half it was the hosts who came away with all three points after Paul Pogba added his second from the penalty spot, this time correctly given.
And the two spot kicks which Graham Scott gave means the Solskjaer’s team lead the charts for penalties received this season, via Transfermarkt