Lucky Liverpool? One big slice of luck every Premier League-winning side has received from Manchester United to Chelsea


Lucky Liverpool? One big slice of luck every Premier League-winning side has received from Manchester United to Chelsea

Liverpool only just managed to stay in touch with Premier League title rivals Manchester City with a rather fortuitous victory over Tottenham on Sunday.

The Reds won 2-1 at Anfield in a game where the visitors arguably had the better chances, with Toby Alderweireld’s 90th-minute own goal being the decisive moment.

Liverpool profited from some poor goalkeeping by Hugo Lloris before the ball rebounded off Alderweireld

It was a massive hurdle cleared by Liverpool, who are seeking their first league title in 29 years, but they have had lady luck on their side a few times this campaign.

City winger Riyad Mahrez missed a penalty when they met the Reds at Anfield in a game that ended goalless while Divock Origi scored an incredibly fortunate stoppage-time winner against Everton at Anfield – the striker capitalising on Jordan Pickford spilling a sliced effort back into play.

And although winning the Premier League is usually a pretty clear indication a team is the best in the land, you do need that bit of luck to go your way.

Here, you can look at the huge slices of luck every Premier League-winning side over the last ten seasons has had en route to claiming the title.