“What’s the lowest score in football that hasn’t happened?” muses Shane McVeigh. “In the interests of not ruining someone’s week, let’s narrow this to major professional football leagues.”
This is such a great question that we’re surprised it hasn’t been asked before. For reasons that will become clear, we’ve broadened it to include international matches.
Paul Bolton got the ball rolling by going through all the results for the Premier League era, in which the lowest unseen score is 10-0. Every other 10-goal combination (9-1, 8-2, 7-3, 6-4 and 5-5) has occurred.