Statistics

Manchester United

Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s statistics for Man Utd vs West Ham

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Man of the match, @ManUtd's Henrikh Mkhitaryan59 touches46 passes, 94% accuracy 7 key passes2 assists, his 1st for the club...

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Louis van Gaal rejects long ball criticism by handing dossier to press [VIDEO]

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Louis van Gaal pulled out a dossier full of statistics at his press conference as he hit back at Sam Allardyce's claim that Manchester United are long-ball merchants.

West Ham boss Allardyce described Van Gaal's team as "long-ball United" after they scraped a 1-1 draw at Upton Park on Sunday.

Louis van Gaal rejects long ball criticism by handing dossier to press [VIDEO]

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Louis van Gaal pulled out a dossier full of statistics at his press conference as he hit back at Sam Allardyce's claim that Manchester United are long-ball merchants.

West Ham boss Allardyce described Van Gaal's team as "long-ball United" after they scraped a 1-1 draw at Upton Park on Sunday.

Graphic: Man Utd’s stats with a back-three vs a back-four

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Manchester United have performed better with a back-four than Louis van Gaal's preferred back-four this season, according to statistics from...

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Liverpool

Trent Alexander-Arnold’s stats after man of the match display for Liverpool vs Leeds

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Trent Alexander-Arnold is @EFLCup Man of the Match:Assist for opening goal70 passes 89% passing accuracy5 crosses105 touches...

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Man Utd and Liverpool top agents fees spending

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Manchester United and Liverpool were the Premier League club to spend the most on agents and intermediaries fees in the last transfer window,...

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Move over Mesut Ozil, James Milner is the new assist king

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Assists in 2016:Ozil: 3Milner: 11 pic.twitter.com/ykqog5G4g8 JOE.co.uk (@JOE_co_uk) April 20, 2016 Liverpool midfielder James Milner created...

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Liverpool vs Man Utd ref’s crazy yellow and red card stats

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If there are still 22 players on the pitch at the end of tonight's Liverpool vs Manchester United clash in the Europa League, it will be a...

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Graphic: Liverpool worse under Jurgen Klopp than Brendan Rodgers

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Statistics collated into this Sky Sports graphic show that Liverpool are now worse under current boss Jurgen Klopp than his predecessor Jurgen Klopp....

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Raheem Sterling running further, passing better and scoring more for Man City than at Liverpool

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Manchester City are getting more out of Raheem Sterling than Liverpool managed last season, statistics show. Sterling, aged 20, joined City from the...

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8 stats to support Liverpool sticking with Brendan Rodgers

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Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers' future has come under increased scrutiny since last Sunday's FA Cup semi-final defeat to Aston Villa....

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Graphic: Should Angel Di Maria be a PFA Players’ Player of the Year nominee ahead of Philippe Coutinho?

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Sounds like a daft suggestion, right? After all, Angel Di Maria has had a rubbish first season at Manchester United, while Philippe Coutinho has been...

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Management

Rafa Gives Opinion On Newcastle’s Dispays So Far

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Rafa Benitez is down to earth and a realist and he very rarely gets carried away in either direction either getting too high after a good win or getting toolow after a surprising defeat. We've seen both of those in the first two months of the season for example the 6-0 win at [...]

Here’s Some Stats On Newcastle So Far This Season

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As we go into another (long and boring) two week International break we have time to reflect on howNewcastle have done so far this season. Before the first International break we won an EFL cup tie at home to Cheltenham and got 9 points from the first five league games. Before the second International break [.

Spain

Video: Lionel Messi in numbers

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It can be hard to keep up with Lionel Messi's achievements. The stats he generates and the records he smashes are so mind-boggling as to be...

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Ronaldo v. Messi: Una comparación detallada entre los dos

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Uno de los debates más comunes que existe en el mundo del fútbol es: qué jugador es mejor, Messi o Ronaldo? Los aficionados al fútbol de todo el mundo han estado buscando una respuesta a esta pregunta por alrededor de una década, y todavía hay mucha discusión.Cada vez que Barcelona y Real Madrid se reúnen.

Arsenal

Tweets and Stats: Arsenal’s Granit Xhaka impresses for Switzerland vs France

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Arsenal new boy sets season record for completed passes

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Boss on @ElNennyM: "He's a very intelligent player who works very hard for the team. He gives us tactical stability"...

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Graphic: How badly Arsenal miss Francis Coquelin

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50% Arsenal have conceded 50% more shots/game without Coquelin in the starting line up in 2015-16 (15v10). Missed pic.twitter.com/Q6rhWqlMW0...

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Do these stats show Arsenal are more boring than Chelsea?

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185 Chelsea have fired in exactly the same number of shots on target as Arsenal in the Premier League and scored two more goals. Boring....

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Graphic: Spurs fan enjoy stats comparing Ryan Mason and Arsenal star Jack Wilshere’s England careers

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Tottenham Hotspur fans can enjoy this Sky Sports graphic showing that their midfielder Ryan Mason was as productive in 15 minutes of football for...

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Philadelphia Union

Union SEBA Projection updates

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PSP welcomes data scientist Chris Sherman, who begins a new regular column with power rankings and the Union's probabilities of reaching the playoffs, winning the Supporters Shield, the MLS Cup, and more.

PSP talks to AmericanSoccerAnalysis about the numbers behind the Union’s hot start

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PSP spoke with Harrison Crow of AmericanSoccerAnalysis about the numbers behind Philly's hot start to the season and the steady development of statistical analyses in Major League Soccer.

Statistics: John McCarthy vs. Andre Blake

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A look at the goalkeeping statistics of Andre Blake and John McCarthy.

Defensive Statistics: Union 2-1 NYCFC

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A look at defensive stats from the Union's win over NYCFC.

Defensive Statistics: Union 2-3 KC

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Set piece defending and goalkeeping have been glaring weaknesses for the Union in 2015.

Defensive Statistics: Union 0-1 Fire

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Davis Russell looks at defensive stats from the Union's loss in Chicago.

Final Third Entries, Part 3 (FC Dallas)

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Kevin Kinkead's series looking at the Union's final third entries through the first three games concludes with the loss to Dallas

Final Third Entries, Part 1 (Colorado)

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Kevin Kinkead begins a series looking at the Union's final third entries through the first three games.

Projecting season points totals using roster turnover

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The Union have a new striker and new center back, but overall the squad looks very similar to 2014's team. Kevin Minkus looks at whether that roster stability can predict Philly's points total this season.

Defensive Statistics: Philadelphia Union vs Colorado Rapids

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A look at the defensive statistics from Saturday's draw with Colorado.

Chelsea

Chelsea stats suggest only Azpilicueta, Zouma, Begovic and Willian are playing for Mourinho

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Chelsea's Cesar Azpilicueta, Kurt Zouma, Asmir Begovic and Willian are the only players currently giving their all for manager Jose Mourinho,...

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Graphic: Is Juan Cuadrado or Willian the man for Chelsea’s right wing?

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After Chelsea wrapped up the signing of Fiorentina's Juan Cuadrado in a £26.1m deal, the next question is, will he play for them? It looks like...

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Maths Apology: Which 2015 Fire Players Earned Their Salaries?

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Chicago sheda lotof player contracts last week as new GM Nelson Rodriguez and new coach Veljko Paunovoic freed up as many dollars as possible for the upcoming MLS postseason scramble.

As Phase One of theRe-Entry draft begins it's worth taking a look at how the2015 Fire performed in context totheir MLS salaries.

Soccer Analytics – Do They Belong in the “Beautiful Game”?

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There is a revolution happening in the world of sports, but it is not happening on a field or a court. Rather, the revolution is happening in the Excel sheets and the computers of statisticians and analysts who are tracking every play in sports today. In an age where the accessibility of data and the ability to analyze it quickly has reached team managers and coaches, the question remains, "How will analytics affect the sport of soccer?

The Rest

How Euro 2016 Affected Sports Brand Stocks

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Euro 2016 was the largest European Championship in history. With an increased number of 24 teams resulting in more matches, more fans and more money,...

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African Nations Cup 2015 Stats

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Here are some statistics from the African Nations Cup 2015 that was held betweenJanuary 17 2015 and February 8 2015. The Ivory Coast national team took home the goal and table one shows just how the tournament played out.

Table 1

Table 2 shows some stats from the tournament.

Defensive Statistics: Philadelphia Union vs FC Dallas

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Davis Russell looks at the defensive stats from Saturday's loss to Dallas.

Disparité: L’assistance de matchs féminins

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Apres avoir lu In a League of their Own, écrit par Gail Newsham, et en apprenant la riche histoire de l'équipe Dick, Kerr de Preston, j'étais frappé par l'immensité du public qui la suivait. Chaque fois qu'elles jouaient un match, il y avait vingt, trente, ou presque soixante milles spectateurs qui venaient pour regarder cette équipe d'onze femmes.