Written by Ben Jacobs Produced by Tifo Studios

Corner kicks are always greeted with a thunderous roar. They bring hope, however hopeless they actually prove to be.

Statistically, corners are football’s least effective set-piece and are in a worrying state of decline. Since 2000, across Europe’s big-five leagues, they have led to a goal just 3.3 percent of the time.

4 in 10 corners don’t clear the first man, 16 percent result in an attempt on goal, just 7 percent end up on target and, perhaps most damningly, only one in every hundred  leads directly to a goal.

Arguably the biggest casualty of the Premier League era is the corner.

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