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Irish Players Absolutely Dominated Three Likely Stats This Premier League Season

Irish Players Absolutely Dominated Three Likely Stats This Premier League Season

The Premier League season ending brings to a conclusion the golden boot race as Mo Salah's impressive 32 haul was enough to secure that accolade while Kevin De Bruyne led the assist statistics with 16. There was also a considerable contribution by the Irish contingent to some familiar categories.

Somewhat predictably, the players involved are all defenders, with Brighton's centre-half Shane Duffy in particular excelling. Duffy contributed the most goalline clearances in the league with four. In second place was Newcastle and Irish defender Ciaran Clark with three. Tied with Clark was yet another Irish squad member, Declan Rice. Nine different players trail behind with just two goalline clearances.

Duffy also leads the stats for headed clearances, with an astonishing 237, 85 more than second place Ahmed Hegazi. As a result, Duffy has far and away the most clearances overall this season.

Duffy also had the most blocks.

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Duffy has made no qualms about his ability as a footballer, but there is no doubt what he can do, he does extremely well. Alongside Lewis Dunk he struck up a formidable partnership that saw Chris Hughton's side comfortably avoid relegation, finishing 15th.

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Maurice Brosnan

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