# How is goal difference in football calculated?

## How is goal difference in football calculated?

Goal difference (or points difference) is calculated as the number of goals (or points) scored in all league matches minus the number of goals or points conceded, and is sometimes known simply as plus–minus.

### What happens if 2 teams finish on the same points in La Liga?

La Liga rules stipulate that if two teams finish with the same number of points, the sides’ direct head-to-head record during the league campaign is used as a tie-breaker. If that also ends in a draw then goal difference is used as a criteria to declare the winner.

Has anyone won the Premier League on goal difference?

City finished level on 89 points with Manchester United, but their goal difference was eight better than their local rivals’, making it the only time the Premier League had been won on goal difference.

What happens in Premier League if goal difference is equal?

If any clubs finish with the same number of points, their position in the Premier League table is determined by goal difference, then the number of goals scored. If the teams still cannot be separated, they will be awarded the same position in the table.

## What happens if goal difference equals Premier League?

If any clubs finish with the same number of points, their position in the Premier League table is determined by goal difference, then the number of goals scored. If the teams still cannot be separated, they will be awarded the same position in the table. For more Premier League facts and figures, click here.

### Is it better to have higher or lower goal difference?

If two or more teams finish level on points the team with the better goal difference will finish higher. If two or more teams have the same points and the same goal difference, the team which has scored the higher number of goals will finish higher.

What is Premier League goal difference?

Goal difference is counted as the number of goals scored by a team in all league matches across the season, minus the number of goals conceded – for instance, if a team were to score four goals but concede two across two matches, their goal difference would be +2.

Who is the top goal scorer of all time in the Premier League?

Alan Shearer
Players

Rank Player Goals
1 Alan Shearer 260
2 Wayne Rooney 208
3 Andy Cole 187
4 Sergio Agüero 184

## Who scored the fastest goal in the World?

Goals

Position Player Time
1 Gavin Stokes 2.1 sec
2 Vuk Bakic 2.2 sec
3 Marc Burrows 2.56 sec
4 Ricardo Olivera 2.8 sec