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.
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.
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.
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.
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.