Opta Evaluation

Tuesday 4 December 2012 10:16

Fulham went down to a 3-0 defeat to Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday, but the Opta statistics show that the scoreline was perhaps a little harsh on the Whites.

Tottenham enjoyed a larger share of possession, with 54.2 per cent compared to Fulham’s 45.8 per cent.

And while Tottenham clearly came out on top in the goalscoring stakes, the Whites put more crosses into the box, with 23 compared to Spurs’ 14.

Fulham had eight shots at goal, with Tottenham putting in 10. Of those efforts, Fulham had two on target compared to the visitors’ six.

Martin Jol’s men earned two corners compared to Tottenham’s one, while Andre Villas-Boas’ side just edged the Whites when it came to attacking passes, with 176 to Fulham’s 174.

Of the respective right wingers of each team, Ashkan Dejagah put in a more productive shift than his Spurs counterpart, Aaron Lennon.

Dejagah played nine balls into the final third of the pitch compared to Lennon’s two. The Whites winger also put in nine crosses, with Lennon only managing two.

As well as this, the Iran international won more aerial duals than Lennon and played more passes forward.

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