Ranking PL teams and players by who has hit the woodwork the most in 20-21

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There is no feeling quite as gutting as seeing the ball cannon back off the post after a 30-yard thunderbolt or a looping header, but Leeds United and West Ham United supporters have felt it more than anyone this season. 

With 25 matches played by most sides in the division, a table published on the official Premier League website is starting to look agonising for some sets of supporters.

Both the Whites and the Hammers have seen their sides smack the woodwork 15 times this season, averaging 0.6 per game. Surely fans cannot help but think where they would be had they each found the net instead. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Sheffield United sit bottom of this table as well, hitting the woodwork just three times.

Son Heung-Min, Leandro Trossard, Ollie Watkins and Timo Werner can feel most aggrieved individually, however, with each player hitting the post or bar five times each.

Leeds however boast the most individuals inside the top-ten, with Patrick Bamford and Raphinha racking up three hits each and Rodrigo notching four.

Unsurprisingly, the likes of Bruno Fernandes, Harry Kane and Jamie Vardy also feature.

So, where does your team rank in the overall standings? Do you have one player who just absolutely loves the woodwork? Find out below…

Teams table:

1. Leeds United – 15
= West Ham United – 15
3. Tottenham Hotspur – 14
4. Manchester City – 13
5. Arsenal – 12
= Aston Villa – 12
= Chelsea – 12
8. Brighton and Hove Albion – 11
= Wolves – 11
10. Leicester City – 10
= Southampton – 10
12. Everton – 8
= Fulham – 8
= West Brom – 8
15. Burnley – 7
= Liverpool – 7
= Manchester United – 7
= Newcastle United – 7
19. Crystal Palace – 6
20. Sheffield United – 3

Player table: 

1. Son Heung-Min – 5
= Leandro Trossard – 5
= Ollie Watkins – 5
= Timo Werner – 5
5. Lucas Digne – 4
= Rodrigo – 4
= Jamie Vardy – 4
8. Michail Antonio – 3
= Patrick Bamford – 3
= Bruno Fernandes – 3
= Raphinha – 3
= Harry Kane – 3


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