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STATS: Speed, passing and distance covered vs West Brom

Distance travelled

In the first half, United covered 30.63 miles but in the second half upped this to 31.18. Michael Carrick covered 6.54 miles over 90 minutes which was more than any player on either side.

Average speed

Our average speed in the second half increased to 3.94 miles per hour from 3.62 miles per hour in the first half, whilst West Broms’s increased to 4.03 mph from 3.76 mph.

Tom Cleverley recorded the highest average speed at 4.54 miles per hour whilst Robin van Persie, who replaced Kagawa with 25 minutes left to play, wasn’t far behind with 4.52 mph. Cleverley, Van Persie, Carrick and Kagawa all recorded higher top speeds than any West Brom player.

Top speed

Ashley Young recorded the highest top speed for United at 19.84 mph, but wasn’t quite as fast as Peter Odemwingie (20.94 mph) and Graham Dorrans (20.89 mph) for West Brom.


Carrick attempted and completed more passes than any player on the pitch with an 88% completion rate. Whilst Paul Scholes completed all his passes after coming on for the last 8 minutes, Kagawa’s 97% completion rate in the first 65 minutes of the game is probably the most impressive.

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  1. Jrdonl says:

    Good stats..what bout defenders part..wud luv to see successful tackles etc

  2. kumi justice says:

    we need more improvement. though they did well

  3. jay says:

    kagawas only miss placed pass was the chip to young for the first goal

  4. Alom says:

    Awesome stats Scott!!
    out of curiousity.. where are you getting these figures from?


  5. SgtAlexx says:

    I love these stats! Keep ‘em coming!

  6. FletchTHEMAN says:

    One stat sticks out for me. Vidic plays 90 minutes and we get only our 4th shut out of the season.

    Welcome back son. Awesome actually! :cool:

  7. bRed says:

    Any news on Ando? Carrick needs a break man, he covers the most distance in all matches – i fear a burn out.

  8. McQueen says:

    awesome from carrick once again. and again jonny evans is right up there with top speed. surprising!

  9. urval87 says:

    Anyone notice that david de gea walked 2 miles! Seriously? Is this correct?


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