May 26 2013 Latest news:
Friday, March 30, 2012
The Canaries passed a notable Premier League milestone in the 2-1 win over Wolves as they became the first team to cover more than 2,000 miles this season.
Norwich have covered 2003.72 miles in total, more than any other team in the EA Sports Player Performance Index. Next come Manchester City (1972.19), Chelsea (1956.37) and Newcastle (1938.22).
Fulham’s Clint Dempsey, set to face City tomorrow, is top of the individual Player Performance Index for overall distance covered with 179 miles this season.
Grant Holt’s goalscoring record for City has raised him to 40th place in the Player Performance Index. Holt has needed just 51 shots at goal to score 12 Premier League goals, meaning 24 per cent of his shots have finished in the back of the net.
Holt, sent off against Wolves, has the dubious honour of having committed more fouls than any other Premier League player with 66.
Norwich goalkeeper John Ruddy has been the second busiest in the Premier League, making 168 saves, behind only Wolves’ Wayne Hennessey, who has made 203. Fulham’s keepers have had to make the second highest number of saves with 201, Mark Schwarzer making 139 and David Stockdale 62.
City’s defence has made more clearances than any other team with 343 completed.
Norwich have also put in the third highest number of crosses with 433.
In the final part of a three-part series dissecting the Canaries’ successful battle to retain their Premier League status, Norwich City writer Paddy Davitt highlights the underlying factors behind a slim goal return.