New analysis of the home record of every 92 Premier League and Football League team since the start of the 2008/09 season has revealed which teams fare best in familiar environments, with Turf Moor amongst the UK's most impenetrable stadia.
Whilst mot quite mixing it with the Manchester clubs, who topped the table with City averaging 2.36 points per game at the Etihad and United averaging 2.34 at Old Trafford, Sean Dyche's famously stolid side finished in the top 20 despite spending four of the 10 seasons as relative underdogs in the top division.
The Clarets have played 212 matches at Turf Moor during the period of time analysed, scoring 301 goals and conceding 216 to win 100 games and emerge with a win ratio of 47% - the 18th best home record of the 92 teams and superior to the likes of Middlesbrough, Newcastle United, Southampton, Swansea City, Watford, Fulham, Stoke City, West Ham, and Crystal Palace.
Despite Premier League sides playing fewer games each season than their Football League counterparts, the research by Your-Promotional-Code.co.uk revealed that Manchester City still managed to earn the most wins (139) and total points (443) of all 92 clubs over the decade, while Sunderland's Stadium of Light earned the unwanted title as friendliest ground in the UK for opposing teams, with the Black Cats averaging just 1.15 points each time they play host.
“While it’s no secret that Manchester City have dominated this season, our findings reveal that their impressive home record has spanned the decade," said a spokesperson from Your-Promotional-Code.co.uk. "With Old Trafford another statistical fortress, Manchester is clearly a very difficult place to get a result, but if a club is in desperate need of an away win, they better hope that their next game is at the Stadium of Light.”