4 clearances, 87% pass success - Liverpool's Wisdom shines v Manchester United

Andre Wisdom

Andre Wisdom shone for West Bromwich Albion as the Baggies earned a well-deserved draw against Manchester United.

On-loan Liverpool star Andre Wisdom put in a strong display for West Brom up against a dangerous Manchester United attacking unit.

The former England under-21 captain lined-up in a back four alongside Craig Dawson, Joleon Lescott and Sebastien Pocognoli; tasked with job of keeping the likes of Robin van Persie, Juan Mata and Angel di Maria out of the West Bromwich Albion box.

The on-loan Liverpool defender had an early impact in the first-half, assisting Stephane Sessgnon in breaking the deadlock. 

Wisdom was arguably the defender with the toughest job, and had to watch the Di Maria closely and ensure the winger's impact on the game was minimised. The Argentine did come out of the game with an assist, the lobbed pass to Fellaini, but overall was frustrated with Wisdom's guard-dog like effect on the game. 

It was a great performance from a defender still learning his trade in the Premier League. We've taken a look at the numbers Wisdom put up in the game and statistically judge his impact:  

  PositionTeamAssistsKey PassesTotal ClearancesInterceptionsTotal TacklesTotal PassesAccurate PassesTouchesMins Played
Andre Wisdom DF West Brom 1 2 4 2 1 31 27 43 90

Wisdom's two attempted assists on the night was actually enough to see him named the joint-second most creative player on the West Bromwich Albion team; Sessegnon with three could only better it. 

Wisdom made the least number of clearances out of the West Bromwich Albion back line with four, while Lescott - 15 - and Dawson - 17 - earned the plaudits with an outstanding number of clearances from dangerous crosses.

Wisdom's play was generally intelligent and tidy, deserving of the rave reviews after the game. He has certainly put himself in the spotlight and Rodgers will no doubt take notice of his performance. 

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