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Given the offensive threat that Richards poses, the clash between the pair was always going to be...

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Given the offensive threat that Richards poses, the clash between the pair was always going to be an intriguing one. With an unrivalled threat running with the ball, Bale is arguably as dangerous an attacking threat there is in the Premier League, but Richards contribution to City’s potent attacking play should not be underestimated. The key was whether either players natural game and instincts would be stymied in trying to counter the threat of the other.

My statistical look over at EPLIndex at the Richards v Bale match up from Sunday's victory over Tottenham.