SAINTS have one of the highest penalty conversion rates in the Premier League.

Over a 10-year period, the south coast side finished second, behind West ham, in the overall table for being the most consistent team from the spot.

Saints have taken 45 penalties over the past decade, with 38 of those beating the goalkeeper.

This leaves them on 84.4 per cent, however, West Ham have netted 35 out of 40 spot-kicks, which puts them on 87.5 per cent.

Manchester United's recent troubles from the penalty spot have left them with a shockingly poor record among Premier League clubs.

Both Paul Pogba and Marcus Rashford missed penalties for United before the international break as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer searches for a reliable option.

The PA news agency has looked at penalty success rate for the last 10 seasons.

United have missed 17 penalties over the 10 years, scoring 41 out of 58 attempts.

Former England captain Wayne Rooney was responsible for five of those misses, with Robin Van Persie, Romelu Lukaku and Zlatan Ibrahimovic also among the big names to suffer.

Among this season's 20 Premier League clubs, only Norwich have a worse record - the Canaries have missed six of their last seven penalties and 16 out of 43 over the 10-year period, and their success rate of 62.8 per cent is the only one below 70 per cent in the top flight.

United are at 70.7 per cent - had they scored one or both of those recent efforts, they would have ranked 16th or 17th out of 20. In either case they would move ahead of Everton, who are at 72.1 per cent after missing 12 out of 43 penalties.

Bournemouth edge out Crystal Palace for the most penalties awarded, 78 to 76, with both teams scoring 62.

Manchester City are third on 68 - matched by Championship sides Derby and Reading - and have scored 54, giving them the best conversion rate among the "big six" with 79.4 per cent.

Liverpool (79.3) and Chelsea (79.2) are just behind, with Tottenham at 78.3, Arsenal 74.4 and United lagging behind.