Rodri breaks League passing record in Man City
Manchester City ran out 2-0 winners over West Ham on Wednesday evening, as the Citizens managed to mute the discussion over their Financial Fair Play sanction and Champions League ban for 90 minutes.
They dominated possession, passed West Ham off the park and forced the Hammers deeper and deeper into their own half as the game progressed.
It was a vintage City display, demonstrating just what Pep Guardiola 8217;s men are capable of when they 8217;re in the mood.
West Ham, meanwhile, mustered 22% possession and a grand total of zero shots on target.
It was a vintage West Ham display, demonstrating just what David Moyes 8217; men are capable of when they 8217;re in the mood.
Rodri and Kevin De Bruyne struck either side of half-time to condemn the Hammers to their 14th defeat of a bleak campaign, and the two-goal scorers were instrumental in the heart of the City midfield.
De Bruyne turned in a man of the match performance, while midfield partner Rodri sent Premier League passing records tumbling.
According to OptaJoe, Rodri attempted 188 passes during the game 8211; a Premier League record since detailed collection began in 2003/04. 178 of those passes found their target, which is another Premier League record in itself.
The entire West Ham team completed 169 passes. Rodri single-handedly passed West Ham off the park.
It 8217;s not all doom and gloom for Hammers fans though, with the improvement the side are making under David Moyes more and more evident week by week.
During their 2-0 loss at home Liverpool at the end of January, West Ham saw just 21% of the ball. On Wednesday at the Etihad, West Ham 8217;s possession had rocketed up to 22%.标签：