Tom Cleverley vs. Jack Wilshere | Stats Comparison

Tom Cleverley vs. Jack Wilshere | Stats Comparison

Manchester United’s Tom Cleverley and Arsenal’s Jack Wilshere are both excellent players, so to compare them with the intention of deciding who is better would be a wasteful exercise. Instead, it is more relevant to the interests of the Premier League and the England set-up to examine the respective strengths and weaknesses of the players and offer suggestions as to how they could complement each other in the future. It’s perhaps surprising to most that Wilshere has played more minutes …
Robin van Persie Vs Luis Suárez | Stats Comparison

Robin van Persie Vs Luis Suárez | Stats Comparison

This season’s two top scorers, Robin van Persie (18) and Luis Suárez (16), have been central to Manchester United and Liverpool teams who have had varying levels of success. Two very different players stylistically, the pair have established themselves as the Premier League’s striking elite. Van Persie’s game is a clinical one, and with the ability to score goals of every description from almost anywhere on the pitch, the Dutchman has carried on for United where he left off with …
The Premier League 4-2-3-1: Fantasista from the wing | Stats

The Premier League 4-2-3-1: Fantasista from the wing | Stats

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How Well Does Your Team "Fightback" When Conceding 1st? I Stats Analysis

The phrase "There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics" is certainly appropriate when discussing football data at a time when data is now readily available to the public should they be inclined to look at it. Manchester City have tried to raise the bar by offering data in the hope that some bright blogger/analyst will be able to add to the debate about improving performance via analysis of the data. In this article I want to …
Does Howard Webb favour United over Liverpool? | Stats Analysis

Does Howard Webb favour United over Liverpool? | Stats Analysis

When Howard Webb was announced as the referee for this weekend’s fixture between Manchester United and Liverpool, the usual comments about his bias towards Manchester United were made, but is the referee from South Yorkshire really biased towards the Red Devils? To determine this we have taken a look at every Premier League game that Howard Webb has officiated which has featured either Manchester United or Liverpool since the start of the 2008/2009 season. We have calculated the amount of …
Tactical Analysis: Swansea 1 Manchester United 1

Tactical Analysis: Swansea 1 Manchester United 1

Manchester United thoroughly dominated this fixture vs Swansea, and but for some very poor finishing and lack of a good quality final pass/cross, would have won by a few goals. However, Swansea defended very stoutly and did very well to win a point against the league leaders. Line-Up's [caption id="attachment_23856" align="aligncenter" width="491"] Line-Up's[/caption] Swansea lined up in a 4-2-3-1, with Michu leading the line for Swansea, which added both speed and height, up against the central defensive pairing of Vidic …
Swansea Vs Manchester United | Match Preview with Stats

Swansea Vs Manchester United | Match Preview with Stats

Sir Alex Ferguson will be arriving at The Liberty Stadium knowing that a tough 90 minutes lies ahead. Both teams possess free flowing passing abilities, with United boasting the highest pass success rate in the league – 87.4% and Swansea in third with 86.3%. Swansea have entered a slight sticky patch, losing their last 2 games, but before that they were in fine form, unbeaten in 4.  They will take comfort from the fact they are 5 points better off …
Manchester United Vs Sunderland | Match Preview

Manchester United Vs Sunderland | Match Preview

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