Newcastle v West Brom – The Top 10 Stats

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Newcastle United face West Bromwich Albion at St James’ Park this evening, looking to end a run of five Premier League matches without a win. Here are the top ten stats ahead of the match…

• Newcastle covered 63.47 miles in their game against Swansea. Cabaye covered 7.28 miles against Swansea, the highest for Newcastle and of any player in the Barclays Premier League last weekend.

• Gabriel Obertan completed 9 dribbles for Newcastle against Swansea, a performance which is in the top 20 top dribbling displays so far this season.

• Having stepped in to Newcastle’s defence in light of injuries, Davide Santon won 8 tackles and didn’t lose any, the highest total in last weekend’s games.

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• Demba Ba had eight shots at goal against Swansea, without hitting the net, the highest number of any player in the last set of Premier League fixtures. Despite that, Ba is still Newcastle’s top ranked player in the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index in 9th place.

• Cheik Tiote completed 38 passes in the opponent’s half in the game against Swansea, the joint second highest total of any player in the last games.

• West Brom covered 63.22 miles against Blackburn, with Chris Brunt covering the most distance with 6.67 miles.

• Ben Foster made nine saves in West Brom’s game against Blackburn last weekend, the joint highest number of any keeper in the last round of games.

• West Brom scored a late winner through Peter Odemwingie to get a 2-1 win at Blackburn in their last game.

• Steven Reid moved up 15 places to 43rd in the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index after that victory.

• James Morrison scored his second goal of the season with West Brom’s opener, while Peter Odemwingie’s was his third from 20 efforts at goal.

Data courtesy of the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index, the official player rating index of the Barclays Premier League.

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