December 10 2013 Latest news:
Friday, September 28, 2012
Wes Hoolahan covered more ground than any other player in the EA Sports Player Performance Index last weekend, putting in a shift of 7.05 miles for the Canaries in the 1-0 defeat against Newcastle.
He was one of four players to put in a performance worthy of the top 10 for distance covered in a game so far this season.
Hoolahan’s team-mates also put in a massive performance in that game. The 66.64 miles covered by Norwich against Newcastle is the biggest distance covered by a team in a single game so far this season. It puts Norwich up to fourth in the Player Performance Index for overall distance covered as a squad with 304.1 miles on the clock.
Summer signing Robert Snodgrass is keeping pace with some of the league’s most dangerous wide players this season, having put in 19 crosses so far, behind only Leighton Baines and Steven Gerrard. The former Leeds man must be cursing his luck, however, as he is yet to register an assist.
Despite a 2-1 home defeat by Manchester United, there are signs that for Liverpool, results should come soon. Joe Allen has worked hard to earn the Kop’s respect and is third in the Player Performance Index for distance covered with 31.9 miles.
Gerrard is also looking as if he is back to his imperious best, and is second only to Merseyside rival Baines for crosses delivered with 23 compared to Baines’ 29.
Chris Hughton admitted Norwich’s soft centre again contributed to their downfall as Luis Suarez inspired Liverpool to a 5-1 Premier League win on Wednesday night at Anfield.