Manchester United are closing in on the record for most penalties in a single Premier League season after their 1-1 draw with Tottenham on Friday. The Red Devils found themselves a goal down before half time courtesy of Steven Bergwijn’s strike which DavidyDw Gea failed to deal with. Portuguese Bruno Fernandes leveled from 12 yards after Eric Dier fouled Paul Pogba inside the box.
According to the Premier League’s official website, United are now closing in on the record for most penalties awarded within a single season.
They are now just two records of 13 penalties awarded, shared by Crystal Palace in 2004/2005 and Leicester in 2015/2016.
But they’re now one short of that tally and, with eight matches to go, could yet set a new top-flight record.
Since the start of last season, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side have taken 23 penalties with the likes of Fernandes, Pogba, Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial, and Jesse Lingard all trying their luck.