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Newcastle Statistics Throw Up Big Surprise

8 years ago

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 Spurs match according to BBC Statistics is the following;

Possession                    NUFC 60%     Spurs 40%

Total Shots                   NUFC 6          Spurs 12

Shots On Target           NUFC  4        Spurs 6

Corners                          NUFC 3          Spurs 5

Goals                              NUFC 2            Spurs 1

The big stand out for me (apart from scoring more goals!) is how much Newcastle dominated possession.

Walking out of the ground I felt that Spurs deserved something and maybe on chances they might have a case but great news to see the amount of time Newcastle controlled the ball.

Alan Pardew deserves a lot of credit for his half-time chat because we definitely picked up in that second period.

It was two bits of magic though that won the match and bare statistics can’t do justice to Ba’s strike or Ben Arfa’s ambitious run into the box.




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