Record Breakers

Thursday 22 August 2019 10:00

Fulham’s blistering 4-0 victory over Millwall was done in real style, a fact endorsed by the statistics over the course of the 90 minutes.

By half-time, the Whites had seen an astonishing 89 per cent of the ball, and although this was reduced to 84.4 come full-time it was still a record high for the Championship (since Opta began full collection of statistics in 2013/14).

That record is also true of our 934 completed passes, which equated to a 94 per cent success rate. (Fulham were nine away from attempting 1,000 balls in the match.)

To put that 934 figure into context, it’s more successful passes than three fellow Championship sides have managed throughout all four of their opening fixtures. Wigan Athletic and Cardiff City have managed 794 and 782, respectively, so far in 2019/20, while Wednesday’s opponents Millwall are on 501 for the campaign.

Furthermore, the lead up to Anthony Knockaert’s first Fulham goal featured 26 passes, the longest sequence for a Championship goal this season, and also involved all 11 members of the team.

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