Southampton will top Premier League table with win over Newcastle – How long since your club was top? | Football News

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…

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20. Liverpool (0 days)

Reigning champions Liverpool are the only team without some form of wait, sitting top of the league on Friday

19. Everton (seven days)

Last topped table: Friday, 30 October 2020

Merseyside rivals Everton commanded the summit until seven days ago

18. Leicester City (35 days)

Last topped table: Friday, 2 October 2020