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    The Premier League, formed as it was in 1992, with its inaugural 1992/93 season is the top level of English football and, by its own boastful advertising is the best league in the world. Live Premier League scores are continuously updated second by second. Hundreds of millions of people around the world tune in to live games via TV or online feeds, by way of smart phone apps or other Internet connected device.

    Before the advent of the Internet and rolling 24/7 news and sports channels, the only way of checking on the officially recognised football results was by way of the BBCs Grandstand programme.

    Running as it did from 1958 to 2007 without missing a beat of the heart of English, Scottish, Welsh and Northern Ireland sports; it was a part of the staple diet of all sports’ fans. The live football results section of Saturday’s BBC sports programming would be broadcast dead on 1700 hours, the results read out by the late, great Len Martin, who was then succeeded by James Alexander Gordon in 1995.

    Today there is a wall of football live scores, presented by BT Sports and Sky Sports. It was the influence of Sky which led to the demise of BBCs Grandstand. Pretty much both of these two giants dominate the world of live sports coverage in the UK. All you need do is open an app on a Smartphone or turn on the TV and you’ll find almost instantly a constant stream of EFL and Premiership scores, with a rolling side bar of updates of the all the EFL divisions as well as a live Premier League table.

    If you missed the results at 5 pm on Saturday evening, you either had to wait for the local Saturday evening sport paper to reach the news stands on Saturday evening, or wait till the Sunday newspapers were delivered. Times change – EFL and Premiership results are now available 24/7 and can be accessed from virtually anywhere on the planet on hundreds of news and sports websites, fan blogs, YouTube vlogs and more.

    The official scores for the English Football League and Premiership scores are beamed out via live TV channels. In the days before wall to wall coverage and 24/7 rolling channels, the full time results, normally on a Saturday afternoon, would disseminated from the FA. Full time scores would then be presented to the BBC and ITV in the days before the proliferation of competition TV channels.

    Now, with so many TV channels and Internet channels with full time and freelance reporters, as soon as a goal is scored or the final whistle has been blown, the official score of all football results are available in real time on a screen somewhere.

    With so many reporters and contacts from newspapers, TV channels, YouTube vlogs and freelancers with their ears to the ground, it is not uncommon for a story to break and gain viral status before it has become ‘official’.

    The EPL and the pyramid of English football league divisions which support it is the most robust professional football set up in the world. It is the oldest and most longstanding and is the model on which all other leagues in other countries around the world are founded.

    The German, French, Spanish and Italian leagues try and emulate the Prem but, with so much money coming in, so many great players and so much competition, the Premier League is intense, exciting and open and NOT a two horse league as is the German, French, Spanish and Italian top divisions.

     

    FAQs

    What is the most common football result?

    The most common score line in the Premier League is a 1 – 0 averaging a 20 percent return.

    What percentage of soccer matches end in a draw?

    Over a season, you’ll typically see a return of around 15 percent of all Premiership scores which equates to (rounded up and down) 1 in 6 of all matches ending in a draw.

    What is the most common score draw result?

    The most common draw result is 1 – 1.

    When did football change to 3 points for a win?

    This was introduced in England in 1981 – but nowhere else at that time.

    What happens if football match is draw?

    When football results end in a draw, the result either stands or, if the agreed rule applies, extra time of 15 minutes each way is played. If the result is still tied, a penalty shoot out is the next course of action to decide the winner.

    Did Liverpool ever win the Premier League?

    No! At least not yet and that may change. Keep checking your Premier League table.

    Why is a football match 90 minutes?

    The rule was agreed upon in 1877 that the length of time of a standard football match for adult players would be 90 minutes.

    What is the minimum number of players in a football team?

    The rules state that for a football match to be played, the minimum number of players any one team can field is 7.

    Who is the best footballer ever?

    Zidane, Pele, Maradona, Di Stefano, Messi, Christiano Ronaldo, Garincha…the choice is entirely dependent on whom YOU think is the best footballer ever.

    How do you win the Premier League?

    By making sure you accrue the most points – 3 for a win, 1 for a draw – from the football results over the 38 game league programme.

    What channel can I watch the English Premier League?

    Sky and BT sports are the two main channels but there are literally thousands of live streams which can be watched on apps on Smartphones and other Internet enabled devices.

    Which is the best football team in England?

    The one you support.

    Which teams were founder members of the English Premier League?

    In alphabetical order the founding members were Arsenal, Aston Villa, Blackburn Rovers, Chelsea, Coventry City, Crystal Palace, Everton, Ipswich Town, Leeds United, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, Middlesbrough, Norwich City, Nottingham Forest, Oldham Athletic, Queens Park Rangers, Sheffield United, Sheffield Wednesday, Southampton, Tottenham Hotspur, and Wimbledon.

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