The Evolution of Yaya Toure

The Evolution of Yaya Toure

It's no secret that Yaya Toure is a large part of City's success this season. Ranked 2nd in average passes per game and 3rd in pass percentage among midfielders in the EPL, Yaya is a midfielder that keeps the ball and spurs City's dominance in possession. His role as a player for City has evolved over the past few seasons, becoming more of an offensive threat. Here, I look at how his passing, defensive, and attempts on goal statistics have …
City 3 - 1 Wolves: Statistical Analysis

City 3 - 1 Wolves: Statistical Analysis

It may not have been as explosive a victory as the midweek one at Molineux, or even the previous weekend’s derby at Old Trafford for that matter, but City chalked up another victory on Saturday at home to Wolves and in doing so maintained their five point lead at the top of the Barclays Premier League and now possess the best record through ten games (nine wins and a draw) since Chelsea achieved the same feat back in 2005/06. The …
Aguero shines | Toure deserves plaudits

Aguero shines | Toure deserves plaudits

In little under half an hour on the pitch, Sergio Aguero's sensational performance ensured that he grabbed tomorrow's headlines and made himself an instant hero in the process. Little wonder too as there can have been few (if any) better (certainly more impact-full) debuts than that: 5 shots, 2 goals, 1 assist, 7/9 passes completed, 1/2 tackles won and 3/8 possession duels won. City may have got themselves ahead in the game, but it was Aguero who turned the screw …
The influence of Man City's midfield trio

The influence of Man City's midfield trio

With the departure of Carlos Tevez anticipated for much of the summer months, much has been made of quite how stark his contribution to Manchester City has been these past two seasons. The undoubted heartbeat of the side, City often appeared to go as Tevez did. His energetic and infectious play a constant torment to the opposition and his worth to City (despite some trying to play down his contribution) was clear: top scorer in both seasons by some margin …
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