Are Newcastle United the dirtiest team in the Premier League? Disciplinary table for 21/22 season including Man United, Southampton & more
The Magpies spent a large part of the season in a relegation scrap and that looks to have shown in their card count.
The 2021/22 season will be remembered as a historic one for Newcastle United due to the club’s takeover mid-campaign.
Prior to change in ownership and management which saw Eddie Howe arrive at St James’ Park, the team were languishing at the bottom of the league table.
The former Bournemouth boss turned their fortunes around and things are now looking brighter for the 2022/23 season.
However, the disciplinary table suggests that the scrap the Magpies found themselves in could have resulted in quite a few bookings compared to some of the other sides in the league.
Football statistics site Transfermarkt have compiled all the yellow and red cards from the 2021/22 Premier League season into a full disciplinary table and it is not good reading for the St James’ Park side.
The site uses a points system where straight red cards award the most followed by red cards as a result of a second yellow and then by yellow cards.
In total, 1274 yellow cards and 42 reds were shown by referees in English football’s top flight last season and Newcastle can count themselves responsible for their fair share of those numbers.
Here is how the 2021/22 Premier League disciplinary table looks with the team who have the cleanest record at the top and the dirtiest team on the bottom:
(Where two sides have the same number of points the team with more red cards ranks higher then the team with more straight red cards then, if two sides have identical records, final league position)