Premier League ‘dirtiest’ teams revealed! Where Newcastle United, Leeds, Everton & Aston Villa rank
Newcastle United received two red cards and a number of cautions during the 2021/22 Premier League campaign.
In the club’s first game under the new PIF-ownership, Jonjo Shelvey was sent off after two bookings in the 3-2 defeat to Tottenham Hotspur at St James’ Park.
Little over a month later in a 1-1 draw with Norwich City, Ciaran Clark was red carded after just nine minutes when he brought down Teemu Pukki, who was through on goal.
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 Magpies.
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.
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)