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Newcastle v Stoke – What Do The Statistics Tell Us?

12 years ago

What came out of of the Stoke match according to BBC Statistics is the following;

Possession                    NUFC 59%     Stoke 41%

Total Shots                   NUFC 16         Stoke 7

Shots On Target           NUFC  11       Stoke 2

Corners                          NUFC 4         Stoke 5

Goals                              NUFC 3          Stoke 0

Charva Managers       NUFC 0           Stoke 1

A comprehensive set of statistics….unless you are Tony Pulis  who had this to say after the match;

“We had a lot of chances today. Jon Walters, who I think the world of, could have come out of the game scoring a hat-trick.

But the difference in both boxes was they hit the target and we never. From being very much in the game we were 2-0 behind after two very poor goals.

At the start of the second half we thought if we could get that goal it would have been game on. But the third goal was very poor again and that gave them the momentum to go on.

You’ve got to give our players credit – they kept going and kept going. I don’t think it was that bad a performance”.

So let’s get this right, we scored more goals than Stoke had shots on target but Pulis wants people to believe they were unlucky!

Eleven shoots on target to their two, nearly 60% possession and on top of that what we could all see, Newcastle simply outclassed the visitors.

I can’t remember Tim Krul having to make a save which sums up Newcastle’s domination, though according to the Stoke manager, Walters could and should have had a hat-trick.

I don’t know what world Tony Pulis lives in but he probably thinks Stoke brought more than a minibus of fans as well!


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