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Newcastle v Man. City – What The Statistics Tell Us

10 years ago

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

Possession                    NUFC 46%     Man.City 54%

Total Shots                   NUFC 14         Man.City 19

Shots On Target           NUFC  9       Man.City 12

Corners                          NUFC 2         Man.City 6

Goals                              NUFC 0          Man.City 2

Biased Referees          NUFC 0          Man.City 1

Newcastle United actually come out of the statistics quite well compared to what I actually thought at the time.

I did think we had competed throughout the ninety minutes and the possession stat backs that up.

I’m guessing though that if you divided the pitch into three parts then the ball would have been in our third an awful lot more than the opposite end.

The number of shots comes out relatively close though again they tended to get in slightly better positions/danger areas.

It is no disgrace to come out a close second best to the odds on title favourites but I can’t help thinking about one moment.

Not long after the opening goal Toure had his Andy Carroll moment when his shocking dive to try and win a penalty should have seen a second yellow card followed by a red. We got nothing off Howard Webb who was shocking all game, a sending off then would have set up a very interesting finale.


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