4 Premier League teams who created less chances than Wayne Rooney

Rooney V Cardiff

Norwich City, Fulham, Crystal Palace and West Ham United are the culprits...

Wayne Rooney ended the weekend in the headlines for the wrong reasons after a kick on Jordon Mutch, but the rest of his performance for United was excellent.

In addition to scoring his club's opener in the 2-2 draw, Rooney created nine goalscoring chances.

That was more than the rest of his teammates combined, who put five on the board.

It helped United little however, and he was still unable to get striker Javier Hernandez into the game, the Mexican failing to offer a single shot on target.

It was impressive though nonetheless, and actually compares favourably with four Premier League teams who were in action over the weekend.

Norwich City created just six chances in their defeat to Newcastle United. West Ham created just seven in their 3-0 loss to Chelsea.

Another struggling team, Fulham, created seven in their 2-1 loss to Swansea, while Crystal Palace - who actually won against Hull City, created eight chances.

Rooney's performance surely merited more, and makes you consider the wastefulness of United's players. So much focus is on the striker's kick at Mutch and post-match Twitter rant, that a bit of credit where it is due shouldn't go amiss either.

image: © joncandy

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