City v QPR: Stat hit

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Here's your stats ahead of today's game:

  • Reigning Premier League champions Manchester City were lucky to come away from Anfield with a point at the weekend after a gripping 2-2 draw
  • Yaya Toure and Carlos Tevez were both on target for the blues. Tevez has had 11 shots on target so far this season, with 8 on target and 2 goals. Only Luis Suarez has had more shots at goal, although the Liverpool strikers lack's Tevez's accuracy as he has got just 5 of his 12 shots at goal on target
  • Nigel de Jong covered the most ground for City against Liverpool with 6.36 miles
  • Overall, City covered 64.23 miles in the game, the fifth highest total for a team in an individual game so far this season
  • Yaya Toure became the first player to complete over 100 passes in his opponent's half this season against Liverpool, taking his total to 123 so far. That's especially impressive considering the second highest total, belonging to Chelsea's Juan Mata, is 97, 26 behind the City midfielder
  • Toure has also completed more forward passes than any other player this season with 69, showing the attacking intent which has made City so dangerous over the last two seasons
  • It's no wonder that his team mates look to Toure so often, having received the ball more often than any other player this season with 144 ball receptions
  • QPR bounced back from a 5-0 defeat in their first game to earn a point in a 1-1 draw with Norwich
  • Bobby Zamora scored for QPR tucking in the rebound from a John Ruddy penalty save, although replays showed he entered the area before Djibril Cisse took his penalty
  • Jamie Mackie topped the performance data charts for QPR for both overall distance covered and top speed registered, clocking a speed of 21.17 miles per hour and covering 5.69 miles
  • QPR should be wary that as well as being the league's most exciting passing team, City also have a high work rate. When comparing the two teams head to head, Ji-Sung Park is the only player that makes the top five for overall distance covered so far this season. Park also breaks into the top three for passes completed in their opponent's half, having completed 60 so far this season, behind City's Yaya Toure with 123 and Samir Nasri with 73
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