Monday, 24 December 2012

Swansea 1 - Man U 1 Stats and Chalkboards

Along with the performance against Spurs last week, this was another superb performance by the Swansea defence.  There may have been some help from the woodwork (and some good reflex saves from Vorm), but this was another great display by Williams and Chico:
Chico top tackler with 7 (next highest 3) and Williams with 7 blocks (next highest 1)
The selection of Kemy was an interesting one and gave a more direct option, not in terms of hoofing it but with thoughtful longer balls.  Kemy was Swansea's top passer but only half the total of Carrick who was top passer overall by some distance:
Carrick had an impressive game, often passing to Rooney who frequently dropped deeper to receive a pass in space.  Kemy with fewer passes but often more direct.
United's pressing often meant long clearances with Michu having 14 aerial duels, 6 more than any other player.  With Evra however winning all 8 of his duels, it may have been worth moving the location of clearances away from him:
Evra with a perfect 8/8 compared to Jonny Evans who only won 3/7
The draw avoids the issue of having 3 successive league defeats and although the Reading game is still the proverbial '6 pointer', another draw would not be too disappointing.

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