The Tottenham vs City heatmap that will amuse Arsenal fans most

Roberto Soldado

The fallout from Tottenham Hotspur's horrific six nil loss to Manchester City continues to attract jokes from the red-and-white side of North London.

The 'heatmap' in football integrates and aggregates event data to highlight where a certain player operated most during a certain match and is therefore a useful tool to compare a player's positional sense from game to game.

However, the results of Roberto Soldado's heatmap from Tottenham Hotspur's painful 6-0 humiliation suffered at the Etihad Stadium against Manchester City on Sunday, November 24 has been skewed somewhat because of the scoreline and having to retreat back to the centre circle to kick-off… repeatedly.

Including kicking the first ball to begin play in the first half, Soldado, a £26m signing from Valencia, was forced to kick-off a further five times, six in total, as he was substituted off before Jesus Navas concluded City's goal-scoring. The results are below…

image: © Victor Gutierrez Navarro

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