Who ate all the pies? It’s a chant beloved of football fans - a group well-known for both their physical prowess and keen sense of irony.

Still, it’s a valid question, and one that Tesco has now answered. Monitoring the sales of pies in shops nearest Premier League football grounds, it reports that Southampton FC fans are the culprits, with 310,000 sold outside St Mary’s every year.

At the other end of the league, pie-shy Crystal Palace supporters find themselves set for relegation. Crumbs!

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