Proof Manchester United are throwing it away this year – how the 2019/20 Premier League table would look if games finished at half-time

4 Dec

Manchester United are enduring a tough season in the Premier League and manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is under serious pressure.

Things would be a lot better at Old Trafford if they weren’t as sloppy in the second half, though.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Man United have been falling away after half-time
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The Red Devils would actually sit fourth in the table if games had ended when the half-time whistle was blown, six places higher than they currently are.

They have been winning after 45 minutes on eight occasions, but only claimed three points four times over a full 90 minutes.

But which other teams in the English top-flight have raced out of the traps and endured sluggish starts?

Below is what the Premier League table would look like if games had ended at half-time.

Would Liverpool still be top of the pile and would Leicester still be shocking the top four? Find out below.


20. Southampton (relegated)

Actual position – 18th

Played – 14 | Won – 1 | Drawn – 5 | Lost – 8 | Points – 8 |

19. Norwich (relegated)

Actual position – 19th

Played – 14 | Won – 3 | Drawn – 4 | Lost – 7 | Points – 13 |

18. Wolves (relegated)

Actual position – 7th

Played – 14 | Won – 3 | Drawn – 4 | Lost – 7 | Points -13  |

Ralph Hasenhuttl is under increasing pressure at Southampton
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17. Watford

Actual position – 20th

Played – 14 | Won – 3 | Drawn – 5 | Lost – 6 | Points – 14 |

16. West Ham

Actual position – 13th

Played – 14 | Won – 3 | Drawn – 6 | Lost – 5 | Points – 15 |

15. Burnley

Actual position – 11th

Played – 15 | Won – 3 | Drawn – 6 | Lost – 6 | Points – 15 |

14. Brighton

Actual position – 16th

Played – 14 | Won – 2 | Drawn – 9 | Lost – 3 | Points – 15 |

Quique Sanchez Flores’ second reign at Watford lasted just 85 days
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13. Newcastle

Actual position – 14th

Played – 14 | Won – 3 | Drawn – 7 | Lost – 4  | Points – 16 |

12. Bournemouth

Actual position – 12th

Played – 15 | Won – 3 | Drawn – 7  | Lost – 5 | Points – 16 |

11. Arsenal

Actual position – 9th

Played – 14 | Won – 4 | Drawn – 4 | Lost – 6 | Points –  16 |

Arsenal would be three points worse off than they are now if games finished at half-time

10. Leicester City

Actual position – 3rd

Played – 14 | Won – 4  | Drawn – 5 | Lost – 5 | Points – 17 |

9. Crystal Palace

Actual position – 5th

Played – 15 | Won – 3 | Drawn – 9 | Lost – 3 | Points –  18 |

8. Sheffield United

Actual position – 8th

Played – 14 | Won – 5  | Drawn – 6 | Lost – 3 | Points – 21 |

Chris Wilder is doing remarkable things at Bramall Lane
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7. Everton

Actual position – 17th

Played – 14 | Won – 5 | Drawn – 7 | Lost – 2 | Points – 22 |

6. Tottenham

Actual position – 6th

Played – 14 | Won – 7 | Drawn – 2 | Lost – 5 | Points – 23 |

5. Chelsea (Europa League qualification)

Actual position – 4th

Played – 14 | Won – 6 | Drawn – 5 | Lost – 3 | Points – 23 |

Frank Lampard has enjoyed a positive start to his Chelsea tenure
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4. Manchester United (Champions League qualification)

Actual position – 10th

Played – 14 | Won – 8 | Drawn – 2 | Lost – 4 | Points – 26 |

3. Aston Villa (Champions League qualification)

Actual position – 15th

Played – 14 | Won – 7 | Drawn – 5 | Lost – 2 | Points – 26 |

Aston Villa lie 15th in the current standing, but remarkably would be second if games finished at the interval
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2. Manchester City (Champions League qualification)

Actual position – 2nd

Played – 15 | Won – 8 | Drawn – 4 | Lost – 3 | Points – 28 |

1. Liverpool (Premier League champions)

Actual position – 1st

Played – 14 | Won – 9 | Drawn – 2 | Lost – 3 | Points – 29 |

This is surely the year Liverpool end their 30-year wait for an elusive title
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