posted 2 years ago

Premier League upset: auto league table puts Liverpool on top

…and Sunderland in fifth place

The Premier League kicked off with a vengeance at the weekend – and motoring.co.uk has created a cheeky alternative league table to honour this annual milestone.

We wondered what the league table would look like if clubs were ranked not by their performance on the pitch – but by the car sales of their automotive sponsors.

The results were quite eye-opening.  Happily for Liverpool fans, who were pipped to the post for the number one spot by Manchester City last season, the club’s tie-up with Vauxhall puts their club top of the table.  Official figures show that Vauxhall has sold more than 160,000 new cars in the UK in 2014.

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Chelsea come in at number two, with almost 96,000 new Audis sold this year, with Manchester City – backed by Nissan – ranked fourth and humble Sunderland, linked with a local Mercedes Benz dealership, basking in the glory of a fifth position. 

 

What of Manchester United? Louis van Gaal will no doubt be aiming for a better finishing position than this, but our auto table puts the club in at number eight – with 2,761 UK sales of Chevrolets confirmed to date in the UK.

Crowd photo by Jon Candy  https://www.flickr.com/photos/joncandy/