8 Premier League Records That Were Broken This Season

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SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - MAY 16:  Sadio Mane of Southampton celebrates scoring the third goal and his hat trick during the Barclays Premier League match between Southampton and Aston Villa at St Mary's Stadium on May 16, 2015 in Southampton, England.  (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)

While football fans have witnessed another stunning season of Premier League football, long standing records have been sent tumbling across the country.


Players have smashed previously unassailable records, while one player in particular now has a dubious honour that he'd probably rather forget. Bosses at the Premier League will also be happy with their record breaking business this summer.


So which records got broken this season? Some are pretty special, while others will definitely come as a surprise to you.

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8. The Price of TV Broadcasting Rights

​Known as the most lucrative league in the world, the Premier League sold their television rights for a staggering £5.1bn. A 70% increase on the previous deal, it was even claimed that Burnley had a better financial deal than Ajax of Holland.


This new contract will begin in the 2016/17 season, which means that each Premier League match is worth around £10.2m. As part of the deal, Sky will broadcast 126 matches over the season, while BT Sport will have the rights for 42 games.

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7. Premier League Combined Transfer Spending

​This season was the biggest when it comes to Premier League spending. Premier League clubs spent £835m on new players during the summer transfer window, having broken their previous record of £630m set last year.


With the likes of Alexis Sanchez, Cesc Fabregas, Adam Lallana, Luke Shaw and Angel Di Maria all moving clubs in the summer for massive fees, it was no surprise that this record was trounced. Add in the January spending of £115m and the full figure for the year stands at £950m.


Manchester United were the biggest spenders, clocking up £163m of transfer fees, with Liverpool second on £117m.

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6. Most Headed Goals - Peter Crouch

​Not a record that has been broken, but one that has been emulated. Stoke City's Peter Crouch managed to equal Alan Shearer's long standing record of scoring the most headed goals in the Premier League.


Shearer managed 46 headed goals during his time in the Premier League with Newcastle; Crouch's header against Hull in February 2015 tied him with the former England captain. With Crouch only 34, he has plenty of time to head himself into lead.

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5. British Transfer Record - Angel Di Maria

​Last summer's transfer window saw some big moves take place in the Premier League. While Alexis Sanchez joined Arsenal for £35m and Cesc Fabregas signed for Chelsea for £30m, Manchester United smashed the British transfer record with a sensational swoop for Real Madrid's Angel Di Maria.


The flying winger, who won the Champions League last season with Madrid, signed for a whopping £59.7m; beating the previous record held by Chelsea, who spent £50m on Fernando Torres in 2011.

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4. Most Yellow Cards - Gareth Barry

​Not the most attractive honour to hold, Everton's Gareth Barry managed to break the record this season for the most yellow cards in the Premier League. Snatching the dubious honour from Lee Bowyer and Kevin Davies, Barry has 105 bookings to his name.


With Fulham's Scott Parker (92 yellow cards) the next player on the list currently playing professionally, Barry has the opportunity to extend his lead at the top of the table over the next few seasons. Only 34, there is plenty of time for the former Villa and Manchester City man to pick up a few more cards.

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3. Most Goals From a Defender - John Terry

​Always a player renowned for scoring important goals, Chelsea skipper John Terry broke a long standing record for the most Premier League goals scored by a defender.


A record previously held by former Everton, Wigan, West Ham and Portsmouth man David Unsworth, Terry's goal against Liverpool took him to 39 Premier League goals, eclipsing Unsworth's tally of 38. While Unsworth was a penalty and free-kick taker, Terry has scored all his goals through his amazing aerial prowess. A worthy record holder.

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2. Fastest Ever Hat-Trick - Saido Mane

​One of the Premier League's most untouchable records, Robbie Fowler scored a hat-trick in four minutes and 23 seconds back in 1994 against Arsenal. A record that many people thought would never be beaten, Southampton's Saido Mane smashed it against a woeful Aston Villa side.


With his three goals coming in a staggering time of two minutes and 56 seconds, the Senegalese international smashed Fowler's record and wrote his name in the history books.

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1. Most Days at the Top of the League - Chelsea

​Jose Mourinho's side won the Premier League at a canter this season, with three games to spare, but that wasn't their greatest achievement. Oh no.


Chelsea broke the record this year for the most days spent at the top of the Premier League. Mourinho's side went top on August 30th 2014 and haven't been caught since. Spending a whopping 274 days at the summit, it has broken the previous record held by Manchester United since 1993/94, when they managed 262 days as league leaders.

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