Newcastle United are king of the long ball in the Premier League.

And Brendan Rodgers' Liverpool made the top five last season.

The Sun says despite possessing the flair of Hatem Ben Arfa, Papiss Cisse and Yoan Gouffran, the Magpies went long a whopping 2,283 TIMES this season.

It is little surprise to see Fulham and relegated Wigan filling the other spots in the top three.

But few people would be able to predict high-fliers Everton, Liverpool and Spurs completing the top six.

Long passes attempted:

Newcastle 2,283

Fulham 2,131

Wigan 2,047

Everton 2,042

Liverpool 2,041