How long is an average Premier League match?

How long is a football match? It is 90 minutes, right? Well, we all know it’s not, yet we never really acknowledge it.

Every single time we watch a game of football we sit through minutes of injury-time at the end of each half, yet we still just reference 90 minutes.

The World Cup in Qatar saw some incredibly long matches, as referees chief Pierluigi Collina opted to clamp down on time-wasting.

That saw the average match length at the World Cup, excluding extra-time, jump to 100 minutes 23 seconds. It felt like a lot, but how does it compare to the Premier League?

According to Opta data at…


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