Saints' record-breaking season by numbers

By SFC Media Sat 30 May Club

Find out some of the key stats following Southampton's incredible 2014/15 campaign that saw them finish seventh in the Barclays Premier League.

38 – Graziano Pellè was the only Southampton player to feature in every Premier League game this season. The striker started 37 matches and came off the bench in the 1-1 draw with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

8 – Eight Academy players featured for Ronald Koeman’s first team during the campaign. Jason McCarthy, Matt Targett, Dom Gape, Jake Hesketh and Ryan Seager all made their debuts, while James Ward-Prowse, Harrison Reed and Lloyd Isgrove also featured.

60 – A record-breaking points total for Southampton in the Premier League as Ronald Koeman’s side picked up 60 points from their 38 league games.

37 – Saints turned St Mary’s into somewhat of a fortress over the course of the campaign, picking up 11 wins (their joint-most in Premier League history) and amassing their highest home points total ever in the Premier League.

15 – Saints recorded 15 Premier League clean sheets in total this season, with Fraser Forster keeping 13 before his injury against Burnley. Kelvin Davis kept the other two, with one coming against the Clarets and the other against Hull City.

65 – Ronald Koeman’s side scored 65 goals in all competitions this season, with 54 of those coming in the Premier League.


1988 – Saints recorded their first league win at Old Trafford since 1988 as Dušan Tadić’s second-half strike sealed a 1-0 win against Louis van Gaal’s side.

1987 – Ronald Koeman guided Saints to their first victory away to Arsenal since 1987. Goals from Dušan Tadić and Nathaniel Clyne sealed a 2-1 win in the Capital One Cup third round at the Emirates Stadium. 

8 – Saints recorded their highest-ever Premier League victory back in October, beating Sunderland 8-0 at St Mary’s. Graziano Pellè, Dušan Tadić, Jack Cork and Victor Wanyama all scored, with the Black Cats scoring three own-goals.

6 – Six of the 65 goals scored by Southampton this season came from own-goals. Three came in the 8-0 win against Sunderland, with Romelu Lukaku of Everton, Scott Dann of Crystal Palace and Jason Shackell of Burnley also aiding the Saints cause.

4 – Saints were awarded four penalties in all competitions this season. Dušan Tadić took three of the spot-kicks, missing one against Burnley and scoring against Arsenal and Chelsea, with James Ward-Prowse scoring the fourth against Hull City.

2 – Two penalties were conceded by Saints this season, both coming in the 2-1 defeat to Sunderland at the Stadium of Light. Jordi Gomez beat Kelvin Davis with both to seal the win for the hosts.

15 – Saints had 15 debutants during the 2014/15 campaign. Five of those were Academy products, with eight summers signings and two January recruits featuring for the club.

28 – Ronald Koeman used a total of 28 players in all competitions during the season.

5 – Saints became the first team in the Premier League era to score five goals in the first and second halves of matches in the same season. Ronald Koeman’s side scored five second-half goals at home to Sunderland, before grabbing five in the first half at home to Aston Villa.

13 – There were 13 different scorers for Saints this season. Graziano Pellè scored the most with 16, with Sadio Mané grabbing ten and Shane Long contributing seven.

33 – Saints conceded just 33 goals in their 38 Premier League games this season – their best defensive showing in the Premier League ever. It meant Ronald Koeman’s side had the second-best defensive record in the division behind Chelsea (32).

300 – Kelvin Davis made his 300th appearance for the club in the 2-0 defeat to Manchester City on the final day of the campaign. Davis becomes the 18th player to reach that number for Saints.

176 – Sadio Mané scored the fastest-ever Premier League hat-trick (176 seconds) during Saints’ 6-1 win against Aston Villa. Mané scored his three goals in just two minutes and 56 seconds, smashing Robbie Fowler’s previous record.

2 – Ronald Koeman won two Manager of the Month awards during the campaign. The Saints manager was named top boss during September and January. In doing so, Koeman became the second-ever Saints chief to win two in one season after Graeme Souness.

119 – Saints captain José Fonte made the most interceptions in the Premier League over the course of the campaign.

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