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Liverpool And Manchester United Officially Have More Fans In London Than Their City

Liverpool And Manchester United Officially Have More Fans In London Than Their City

A new study shows that most Manchester United and Liverpool fans are not local supporters and are actually from London.

Casumo went about collecting data through Twitter and took it upon themselves to take a random sample of 50,000 different followers from each Premier League club's account.

From that, they were then able to find out each person's hometown and reveal that, much to the surprise of absolute nobody, Manchester United are the best-supported club in the league.

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13-time Premier League winners United have 7 million followers overall on the shores, but while there are 1.4 million from Manchester, a massive 2.1 million are from London.

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London is also the most popular place for Liverpool fans too as the study found 893,000 are from London compared to 667,000 that hail from Merseyside.

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Arsenal are are the second most-popular club in the UK with 4.9 million fans - 2.4 million of which are from London and 240,000 of which come from Glasgow.

Chelsea have 3.2 million fans overall and occupy fourth on the list, with Manchester City and Spurs on 2 million and 1.3 million respectively.

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At the other end of the table Brighton and Hove Albion are down at the bottom with a mere 162,000 followers, with Watford ((169,000) and Sheffield United (213,000) in 18th and 19th respectively.

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Here is the list in full, courtesy of The Mirror:

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Liverpool: 3,539,400

Chelsea: 3,297,339

Manchester City : 2,005,012

Tottenham: 1,388,350

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Newcastle : 888,873

West Ham : 742,941

Everton : 728,382

Leicester : 678,483

Aston Villa: 614,033

Southampton : 555,589

Crystal Palace : 491,647

Norwich: 403,257

Wolves : 242,491

Topics: Football News, Football, Manchester United, Man United

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