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Goal-scoring stats from England

Flipped through the English standings today and thought League Two was curiously low-scoring. One spreadsheet later, here are the stats:

Premier League
2.76 goals per game
48.8 goals per team (mean — fewer games than other leagues)
40.5 goals per team (median)
96 – highest goal total (Liverpool, 35 games)
28 – lowest goal total (Crystal Palace, 35 games)

Championship
2.56 goals per game
57.5 goals per team (mean)
57.0 goals per team (median)
82 – highest goal total (Leicester and Derby, 45 games each)
35 – lowest goal total (Charlton, 44 games)

League One
2.67 goals per game
59.8 goals per team (mean)
59.0 goals per team (median)
84 – highest goal total (Wolves, 45 games)
43 – lowest goal total (Carlisle, 44 games)

League Two
2.32 goals per game
52.0 goals per team (mean)
50.5 goals per team (median)
68 – highest goal total (Rochdale, 45 games)
39 – lowest goal total (Northampton, 45 games)

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