Norwich City skipper Grant Holt’s third Premier League goal of the season, which defeated Arsenal, came from 13 efforts on goal this term with eight on target.

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Defender Michael Turner, who earned praise from manager Chris Hughton last Saturday, has won eight of 17 tackles attempted this season and has made 15 interceptions, two blocks and six clearances.

radley Johnson has been typically industrious this season, and has made more clearances than any other midfielder in the EA Sports Player Performance Index with 11.

Johnson clocked up 6.28 miles against Arsenal, enough to lift him into the top 10 for overall distance covered this season, taking his total to 48.38 miles.

John Ruddy is now ranked second in the Player Performance Index’s busiest goalkeepers, having made 45 saves, just one short of Wigan’s Ali Al Habsi. Nine of those saves came against Arsenal, as Ruddy had his busiest game so far.

Aston Villa have scored just six goals in eight Premier League games this season, with Darren Bent scoring two out of 15 attempts at goal, with nine on target.

That puts Bent on one shot every 40 minutes 48 seconds, a sign that the England striker may be struggling for service.

Villa’s frustrations are spilling on to the pitch with Karim El Ahmadi and Eric Lichaj two of five players on four yellow cards so far this season.

El Ahmadi has attempted 39 tackles this season, winning just 15 of them and giving away 17 fouls.

Young defender Ciaran Clark is currently Villa’s highest- ranked player in the Player Performance Index, having won half of his 18 attempted tackles and made 15 clearances, 20 interceptions and 10 blocks.

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  • I don't remember Ruddy being that busy - that's the trouble with statistics!

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    shefcanary

    Friday, October 26, 2012

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