Newcastle United v Liverpool – Stat Attack
It is always interesting after a match, in the cold light of day, to see if the statistics match up to what we saw with our own eyes.
What came out of of the Liverpool match according to BBC Statistics is the following;
Possession NUFC 52% Liverpool 48%
Total Shots NUFC 11 Liverpool 9
Shots On Target NUFC 7 Liverpool 6
Corners NUFC 3 Liverpool 6
Players Sent Off NUFC 0 Liverpool 1
Left-Backs In Goal NUFC 0 Liverpool 1
Goals NUFC 2 Liverpool 0
To edge possession is a great result against a team who do tend to keep the ball well, even though they have struggled to turn possession into goals this season.
Apart from the first twenty minutes I thought Newcastle were the better team and looked more dangerous going forward, though a number of times our players picked the wrong option on the edge of their box.
Reina was definitely the busier of the two keepers (no matter how Match Of The Day choose to edit) and at 1-0 and 2-0 I always thought Newcastle looked the most likely to score.
You do though have to factor in what you saw with your own eyes and what I saw was Liverpool controlling the ball early doors but Newcastle winning teh midfield battle after that.
A great result and performance and the biggest statistic is we are back level with Chelsea and eleven points ahead of Liverpool!
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