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Friday, December 7, 2012
The consummate disrupter of the opposition, Bradley Johnson put in the biggest shift of any Norwich City player in last weekend’s 2-1 win over Sunderland, running a total of 6.48 miles.
Grant Holt and Johnson now hold the unwelcome distinction of joint second place in the EA Sports Player Performance Index for fouls, with 62 between them.
One of last week’s goalscorers, Sébastien Bassong, has been at the centre of everything good about Norwich’s defensive work this season. He has made 32 clearances, placing him fourth in the Player Performance Index.
Anthony Pilkington’s speed gets him into dangerous positions and he again showed his fleetness of foot against Sunderland. He was Norwich’s fastest player, clocked at 19.51mph.
Fellow winger Robert Snodgrass is quickly establishing himself as one of the most consistent providers of opportunities. He is currently third in the Player Performance Index for crosses with 47.
Sung-Yeung Ki was Swansea’s hardest worker in the 2-0 win at Arsenal, clocking up an impressive 6.63 miles.
No two players have spent more time on the pitch this season than Swansea’s Angel Rangel and Ashley Williams, first and second, respectively, in the Player Performance Index, with a combined total of 2,904 minutes on the field.
Rangel is joint second for yellow cards, having collected six and been pulled up by the referee 17 times.
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.