Man United haven’t scored from a set piece in over 200 days… how that compares to every other Premier League t

Man United haven’t scored from a set piece in over 200 days… how that compares to every other Premier League t
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Set-pieces offer teams the chance to action those perfectly choreographed routines they work on in training – but some are more successful than others.

It’s fair to say Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s work on the training ground hasn’t quite paid off at Manchester United, as they haven’t scored from a set-piece in a Premier League match since February.

talkSPORT has taken a look at how long it has been since every top-flight side netted from a dead-ball situation, and it doesn’t make good reading for United.

*Stats correct at time of writing on Thursday, October 3.

20. Bournemouth – 5 days

Josh King was the last man to score from a set-piece for the Cherries and that was in the last round of Premier League fixtures against West Ham.

He netted from a corner in the 17th minute in their 2-2 draw.

19. Liverpool – 11 days

Roberto Firmino headed effort from a free kick in the Reds’ 2-1 win over Chelsea was the last set-piece scored.

Roberto Firmino scored the last set-piece for Liverpool

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Roberto Firmino scored the last set-piece for Liverpool

16= Sheffield United – 12 days

Yerry Mina’s own goal from a corner at Goodison Park in the Blades match with Everton was the last time they scored a set-piece.

16= Manchester City – 12 days

The last scored for City was by Nicolas Otamendi in their 8-0 thrashing of Watford two weeks ago.

16= Burnley – 12 days

Chris Wood netted from a corner in Burnley’s 2-0 win over newly promoted Norwich.

13= Wolves – 19 days

An own goal from a corner by Tammy Abraham was the last time Wolves scored a set-piece and the Chelsea striker also scored a hat-trick in that game.

13= Norwich – 19 days

The Canaries’ last came against Premier League champions Manchester City when Kenny McLean headed home from a corner as they won 3-2.

13= Chelsea – 19 days

Fikayo Tomori scored Chelsea’s last set-piece goal in their 5-2 victory against Wolves.

Tomori scored an absolute screamer for his first goal for Chelsea

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Tomori scored an absolute screamer for his first goal for Chelsea

12. Southampton – 33 days

Jannik Vestergaard’s second half header earned the Saints a point against Manchester United as they two sides drew 1-1.

10= West Ham – 40 days

New signing Sebastien Haller scored the Hammers’ last set-piece goal as the striker scored a double in their 3-1 win at Watford.

10= Leicester – 40 days

The Foxes’ last set-piece was from Harvey Barnes as they won 2-1 at Sheffield United in August.

7= Tottenham – 47 days

Lucas Moura’s header from a corner against Manchester City got the important equaliser for Tottenham in this Premier League clash.

Lucas Moura was the last man to score a set-piece for Tottenham

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Lucas Moura was the last man to score a set-piece for Tottenham

7= Aston Villa – 47 days

Douglas Luiz’s goal against Bournemouth from a set-piece was merely a consolation as Villa lost the game 2-1 after conceding twice in the first 12 minutes.

7= Arsenal – 47 days

The Gunners’ last set-piece was scored by Alexandre Lacazette in their 2-1 win over Burnley in August.

4= Newcastle – 144 days

Newcastle are the first of six clubs who are yet to score a set-piece this season.

Their last one was scored by Fabian Schar against Fulham from a corner.

4= Everton – 144 days

Cenk Tosun netted Everton’s last against Tottenham, which came on the final day of the season in a 2-2 draw at the new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

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4= Brighton – 144 days

Brighton’s last set-piece was scored by Glenn Murray against Manchester City in a goal that gave Liverpool hope they could win the Premier League title.

City went on to win the match 4-1 and lift the title.

3. Crystal Palace – 165 days

James McArthur’s header from a corner against Arsenal last season gave Palace a 3-2 win at the Emirates.

2. Watford – 184 days

Watford have picked up just two points this season and struggled to score goals.

Will Hughes last scored a set-piece for the Hornets at the start of April in their 4-1 win over Fulham.

1. Manchester United – 218 days

Leading the way in most time since their last set-piece goal is Manchester United who’s last was scored by Romelu Lukaku in February.

United went on to win the game 3-1 at Selhurst Park.

Romelu Lukaku left Manchester United in the summer

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Romelu Lukaku left Manchester United in the summer