Tony Pulis may be some people’s choice for Manager of the Year given his sterling work in revitalising Crystal Palace’s once doomed campaign, and this alternative league table would seem to support his credentials.
If the Premier League was decided by efficiency – i.e. which teams had made their goals count more than anyone else – then Pulis’ Palace would top the table, with Swansea propping it up at the other end.
Despite being the joint-lowest scorers in the division, the Eagles have won 1.54 points for each of their 28 goals scored. Eight of their 13 victories this season have been decided by a single goal, while they have only scored in four of their 18 defeats.