Twitter stats: Man Utd top 10m, Arsenal shoot past 9m and Boro limp over 200K

February 1 – Manchester United broke the 10 million Twitter follower barrier, while Arsenal moved past 9 million last week. In contrast, at the other end of the table Middlesbrough crept past 200,000 followers and Bournemouth hit 250,000.

Looking at weekly gains Man Utd put win a massive 94,700 new followers out of a total of new followers to Premier League clubs of 340,700. Bournemouth limped in with just 2,000 new followers.

Lower down the table Spurs, in sixth position, put on 16,500 followers, beating their average weekly growth figure. They had a lead of more than 10,000 for the week over next placed Stoke City.

None of the bottom eight teams in the weekly Twitter table managed more than 4,100 new followers. They are also eight of the bottom nine teams in the Premier League table proper.

When it comes to tweets, Southampton with 370 led the way while a resurgent Hull were second with 330. Both teams had big EFL Cup semi-final wins mid-week with Saints going on to the final after beating Liverpool, but Hull failing to progress despite beating Manchester United at Old Trafford.

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