Analysis: Premier League breaks record with 44 goals

It was a record-breaking round of scoring in the English Premier League. A total of 44 goals were scored in a wild second round of games in England’s top division from Saturday to Monday. That surpassed the record for a single round since the league was reduced to 20 teams in 1995. Maybe it was just one of those weekends or maybe there are some logical reasons behind the high goal count. The absence of fans in stadiums might ease the pressure on players and allow them to express themselves. A shorter-than-usual offseason might mean teams are less organized, while the three promoted clubs are already looking defensively weak.