Lucky, lucky, lucky. https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/45087444 Liverpool were the 'unluckiest' team in the Premier League last season while Manchester United were the 'luckiest', new research claims. The Reds dropped 12 points in matches affected by wrongly disallowed goals or incorrect decisions on penalties and red cards, says a study conducted by ESPN, Intel and the University of Bath. It says United gained six points over incidents that went in their favour. Manchester City remain top in a new simulated table accounting for 'luck'. However, the study found Huddersfield should have been relegated instead of Stoke when 'incorrect' refereeing decisions were taken into account. It also found Brighton would have finished six places higher - moving up to ninth and earning an extra £11.5m in prize money on their return to the top flight. Conversely, Leicester would have finished 14th instead of ninth, ending the season with £9.7m less in prize money. Fourth-placed Liverpool would have swapped with second-placed United, and champions City fallen three points short of their 100 mark.