Southampton will lead England’s top division for the first time in 32 years if they beat Newcastle this Friday, live on Sky Sports – but which current Premier League club has waited the longest to top the table?
The Saints last reached the summit of England’s top division in 1988, the same year Alan Shearer made his debut for the south-coast side. So is that the longest wait for current top-flight clubs?
Here, we count down each club’s waiting time in reverse order…
20. Liverpool (0 days)
19. Everton (seven days)
Last topped table: Friday, 30 October 2020
18. Leicester City (35 days)
Last topped table: Friday, 2 October 2020